|Was für eine aufregende Woche! Es war toll, wieder zu studieren und die ganze Zeit über nur Deutsch zu sprechen.
- German Teacher
2011 Summer Institute
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Tenth Annual Institute
July 21-27, 2013
Goals and Organization
Sponsored by the Goethe Institute, the Davidson College Summer Institute for German Teachers offers a convenient, affordable, and intellectually stimulating summer format for German teachers to increase their mastery of German and knowledge of Germanic literatures and cultures while earning teaching certificate renewal credits (one Davidson credit, equivalent to four semester hours).
All participants are enrolled in three mini-seminars, each meeting one and one-half hours daily for one week. Lunches are treated as German Tables, with the Institute faculty joining the participants for meals and conversation in German. Evenings will feature German films related to the seminar themes. Since all participants are expected to commit to speaking German only, the Institute is a weeklong Sprachbad.
See the schedule. Note also the links in the right-hand column.
Three seminars will be offered. See the course descriptions.
- "Der Blog für den Deutschunterricht"
(Dr. Burkhard Henke, Davidson College)
- "Was war die DDR und wo ist sie jetzt? Die DDR in Film und Text"
(Dr. Anabel Aliaga-Buchenau, University of North Carolina, Charlotte)
- "Mythen und Legenden aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz"
(Dr. Tina Boyer, Wake Forest University)
Located 20 miles north of Charlotte, Davidson is a small, nationally ranked college dedicated to quality education in the liberal arts.
Lodging and Meals
Institute participants will be lodged in single, modern, air-conditioned and networked dormitory rooms (Wi-Fi and ethernet; sheets and towels included; shared showers and restrooms) on the campus and will take meals at the nearby Vail Commons, our award-winning cafeteria.
Participants who complete the Institute successfully will be awarded one Davidson College credit (German 497: Studies in German Culture) of four semester hours. Participants who successfully complete a Goethe Institute examination will be mailed their certificate approximately four weeks after the conclusion of the Institute.
For the 2013 Institute, each participant will be required to pay only a $450 all-inclusive fee upon application to the Institute (non-refundable after June 1). All other expenses for tuition, meals, lodgings, facilities and transcript fees will be waived. Additional expenses for lodging, meals, and fees apply only for those participants who wish to take a Goethe Institute examination on Saturday, July 27.
The actual registration fee for the institute is $550, but all participants will be awarded a $100 Barboun Scholarship upon acceptance to the program. The scholarship is named in memory of Lisa Ann Barboun, a former institute participant who tragically lost her life in a car accident on July 29, 2011.
Twenty participants will be admitted on a “first come, first served” basis, assuming appropriate credentials. The small group size is intended to insure maximum attention and benefit to the participants. The $450 fee (non-refundable after June 1), a short professional resume, and a written pledge to use German only during the Institute week must accompany the completed registration form to secure admission. Please make checks payable to “Davidson College—German Institute.”
Optional Proficiency Testing
Participants wishing to take a Goethe Institute examination at the conclusion of the Summer Institute (Goethe-Zertifikat B2 or Goethe-Zertifikat C1 only) should indicate so as soon as possible. For a description of all Goethe examinations see the Prüfungsbeschreibungen. For global competence levels see the CEFR rubrics. For a general idea on which examination is right for you, take the Goethe Institute's Einstufungstest. For information on how to register see Fees and Registration.
Director, German Summer Institute
Davidson, NC 28035-6956