9th July 2011. Goethe Institut organizes a training course entitled as “summer school … and the language of the country’s culture and customs” for the faculty members of Egyptian universities including teachers and assistant professors of German departments teaching Germany as a Foreign Language.
The participants of this year program are 16 teachers and assistant professor of many Egyptian universities and universities of Algeria, Yemen, Jordan and Sudan as part of an intensive training course of 3 weeks duration in Alexandria.
The Goethe-Institut held a panel discussion with the ambassador Michael Bock, Mrs. Köster, director of language department in the middle east and north Africa, Mrs. Mona Ayoub vice director of DAAD and Dr. Lars Geiser, political scientist to discuss the current political transitions in the region and their effect of the teachers role in the future.
These Sessions will make participants gain advanced teaching skills to support the process of learning the German language and also allows the exchange of experiences and skills between students from different countries in the Middle East and North Africa, making the process of learning the German language experience interesting and enjoyable.
Sessions will be dealing with social and political issues in these countries and other German-speaking countries, and will define the culture of those countries and identify their skills and also the means of modern educational methods for teaching using the Internet network.
Goethe Institut will be responsible for all the expenses of the training course as a full grants to support the education programs of Egypt in the time which has sought to increase these grants to the Egyptian teachers Among 160 grant from the Institut each year form a range of the institut programs in Egypt , South Africa and the Middle East to study the techniques and teaching methods of foreign languages in Germany as well as 50 training courses in Egypt in major cities and regions annually.
Goethe Institut expects the result of these courses will enrich the knowledge of teaching methods and curricula to support the educational process in general and specifically teaching the German language, as well as exchange of cultural and information between students from different countries.