University or Organization: Concordia University > Department: Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics > Job Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada > Web Address: http://www.concordia.ca/artsci/cmll.html > Job Title: Limited Term Appointment > Job Rank: Assistant Professor > > Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition > > Required Language(s): German (deu) > > Description: > > The Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics at Concordia > University in Montréal, Quebec, invites applications for a limited-term > appointment in German language and culture. The successful applicant will be > required to teach courses in modern German language, literature and /or > culture, and to coordinate the German language program. Applicants must have > a Ph.D. in German and proven excellence in teaching. > > Applications should consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a > statement of teaching philosophy/interests, and evidence of teaching > effectiveness. The successful applicant must be qualified to teach at the > level indicated in the position. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is the key > attribute by which qualified candidates are ranked. Applicants should arrange > for three letters of reference which address their qualifications for the > announced position to be sent directly to: > > Dr. Madelyn Kissock, Interim Chair > Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics > Concordia University > CMLL.Chair@concordia.ca (electronic applications only) > http://www.concordia.ca/cmll > > This position is subject to budgetary approval and need, and is full-time, > normally at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor beginning August 1, > 2016 and ending May 14, 2017. Individuals holding limited-term appointments > may be reappointed, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory > job performance. Together, initial appointments and subsequent reappointments > may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years. Renewals of > returning limited-term appointments are considered first. > > All inquiries should be directed to Dr. Kissock at CMLL.Chair@concordia.ca. > Applications should reach the Department no later than March 1, 2016. > > For additional information, please visit the Concordia University Faculty of > Arts and Science webpages at http://www.concordia.ca/artsci.html and the > Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics webpages (web address above). > > All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens > and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University > is committed to employment equity. > > > > Application Deadline: 01-Mar-2016 > > Email Address for Applications: CMLL.Chair@concordia.ca > Contact Information: > Madelyn Kissock > Email: CMLL.Chair@concordia.ca
Deutsche Woche at Bar Harbor, July 31 August 6, 2016 is a week-long summer immersion program designed for German teachers at all levels of instruction, is sponsored by the Maine Chapter of AATG and held at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. Participants are expected to stay on campus and agree to speak German exclusively during the week. Participants may apply for 3 hours of graduate credit from Elms College. This year's topic is "Feiertage und Gedenkjahre durch neue Medien und Methoden." You can find more information and the link to the Deutsch Woche Facebook group on the AATG website.
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University or Organization: Sam Houston State University > Department: Dept. of Foreign Languages > Job Location: Texas, USA > Web Address: http://www.shsu.edu/academics/foreign-languages/index.html > Job Title: Assistant Professor of German > Job Rank: Assistant Professor > > Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition > > Required Language(s): German (deu) > > Description: > > The Department of Foreign Language at Sam Houston State University invites > applications for a full-time (3/3 load), tenure-track position at the rank of > Assistant Professor. We seek a dynamic professor who is eager to build the > German Studies program through an innovative vision consisting of curricular > development and interdisciplinary collaboration across colleges. The teaching > load is 6 courses annually (3/3) and consists of teaching German language, > literature and culture courses at the elementary, intermediate and advanced > levels. Minimum qualifications: PhD in Germanic Languages and documented > specialization in language pedagogy; commitment to undergraduate education and > to attracting students from traditionally underrepresented populations; > demonstrated excellence in language teaching at all levels; experience in > teaching with technology; some familiarity with ACTFL standards; experience > using OPI scales and willingness to lead a study abroad program in a > German-speaking country. > > Degree Requirements: Ph.D in Germanic Languages > > Experience Requirements: > > - Documented Specialization in Language Pedagogy > - Demonstrated excellence in language teaching at all levels > - Experience in teaching with technology > - Familiarity with ACTFL standards > - Experience using OPI scales > - Experience in recruiting students to program and degree > > Other Requirements: Willingness to lead a Study Abroad program in a > German-speaking country > > Apply at the application website below. > > All applications must be complete and submitted electronically no later than > March 1, 2016. > > > > Application Deadline: 01-Mar-2016 (Open until filled) > > Web Address for Applications: https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/14337 > Contact Information: > Dr. Leif French > Email: firstname.lastname@example.org > Phone: (936) 294-1442
Expand your German vocabulary and verb knowledge with Deutsche Welle's guide to the differences between probieren and versuchen:
Was man leicht verwechselt: PROBIEREN vs. VERSUCHEN
In den folgenden Beispielen sind die beiden Verben austauschbar: ETW. PROBIEREN/ETW. VERSUCHEN ➡ versuchen, ob etw. möglich ist oder ob man etwas kann Bsp.: Lass mich mal PROBIEREN/VERSUCHEN, ob ich das Fenster aufmachen kann. ➡ sich bemühen, etw. zu tun Bsp. Ich VERSUCHE/PROBIERE schon seit langem abzunehmen. Ich habe alles PROBIERT/VERSUCHT, aber ich konnte ihn nicht davon abhalten, seine Frau zu verlassen.
In diesem Kontext benutzt man eher VERSUCHEN: ➡ versuchen, etw. zu erreichen Bsp. Ich VERSUCHE zu kommen, aber ich kann es nicht versprechen.
In diesem Kontext benutzt man eher PROBIEREN: ➡ den Geschmack von etw. prüfen, bevor man mehr davon isst Bsp. Yak-Milch würde ich gerne einmal PROBIEREN
For Indiana/MidWest German instructors and learners:
"Our third annual German Theater Project for High Schools festival will take place on the IU campus in Bloomington on Saturday,9 April. We are now accepting your students’ submissions for the competition. All digitally recorded submissions post marked and mailed to the address below by 2 March 2016 will be eligible. Schools are allowed to submit multiple entries, and you are not required to be present at the festival in order to be eligible for prizes. So have your students send in their submissions, even if their spring break is during the festival date.
TWO NEW ADDITIONAL AWARDS IN 2016 - The committee will also select "Best Acting" and "Best Use of German" from all of the submissions.
We will invite groups of up to ten students from at least ten different Indiana high school German programs to present video recorded versions of their brief (no more than 10 minutes) theatrical productions in German. Students can be in any level of German, but performances need to be in German with memorized roles. We will also give invited students an option to perform their submissions live, instead of presenting their recorded submission, if they so choose. Individual students may also submit performed monologues.
• Awards will be given to the best performances in two categories, original and adaptive scripts. Remember, the quality of video production is not the winning criterion; rather it is the theatrical performance of the students that merits the awards.
• At the festival students will also participate in interactive workshops to hone their acting skills, German pronunciation, and dialect appreciation.
• Additionally, German teachers accompanying the students will participate in a new professional development workshop on theater and foreign language teaching.
• All participants at the festival will receive a free t-shirt, lunch and refreshments.
• Travel reimbursement for up to $150 per attending school will be available.
Our updated website contains previous years’ winners, and feel free to share the site with your students, administrators, and German instructor colleagues. We are currently having new t-shirts made and the graduate students are enthusiastically designing several different interactive student workshops for the festival.
Please contact me at any time if you have any questions or concerns.