The objective of the project is the development of an online tool meant for future and already qualified teachers of all subjects and school forms. It enables the search for and download of free pedagogical-methodical suggestions for language-sensitive lessons. The accompanying instructions do not contain just a description of the methods, but also variation possibilities and indications for incorporating multilingualism in the lessons.
The users of the online tool may filter the methods according to the linguistic competence area that is to be developed, the age group of the pupils and the time frame of the planned teaching unit. Based on the entered criteria, the tool presents either a larger collection of recommended methods, a smaller one or no results. After finalizing and implementing the tool on the website of the Mercator Institute, around 80 methods and instruments will be made available.
The project relates to the preliminary work done by the German Institute for Adult Education (DIE), where an application for course planning was developed in the context of advanced training. The experience gathered there will be used for enabling students and teachers access to a low-threshold collection of methods for planning language-sensitive lessons.
At a glance
The objective of the project is to develop an online tool for teachers of all subjects and school forms that enables the search for and download of free pedagogical-methodical suggestions for language-sensitive lessons.
German Institute for Adult Education
University of Cologne
October 2017 till march 2019
Dr. Christoph Gantefort
Dr. Monika Socha