Teaching German FL methodology II


a) To use and to exploit different approaches and methodologies in teaching a FL.
b) To develop linguistic and cultural competences from an intercultural perspective.
c) To develop the production and use of materials and the design of tasks aiming at a reflective and critical analysis.
d) To develop further the formative, social and citizenship aims inherent to foreign language education.
e) To develop a critical understanding of foreign language education and intercultural communication.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

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Weekly - 1,5 letivas + 0,5 tutorial

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Teaching language





Afonso, Clarisse Costa (2003) «Competência Intercultural: Conteúdos Culturais na Aquisição da Língua Estrangeira e sua Integração Didáctica no Ensino do Alemão». Tese de doutoramento policopiada. In: http://hdl.handle.net/10362/2602
Heringer, Hans Jürgen (2007) Interkulturelle Kommunikation. 2. Aufl. Tübingen:A.Francke.
Meyer, Hilbert (1980) Leitfaden zur Unterrichtsvorbereitung. 3, Aufl. Königstein/Ts.: Scriptor.
Storch, Günther (2001) Deutsch als Fremdsprache – Eine Didaktik. 2. Aufl. München: Fink.
Ziebell, Barbara (2012) Unterrichtsbeobachtung und kollegiale Beratung. Berlin, München:Langenscheidt.

Teaching method

The course will combine theoretical and practical sessions, including presentation, demonstration, practical activities, group discussion and reflection on the topics studied, including the view of teaching classes in video. Priority is given to the practical implementation of theory, interaction and active participation of the students, working individually and in groups.

Evaluation method

Students will carry out small individual assignments throughout the semester and a regular contribution during classes, 70% assiduity, will be subject to assessment (60%) as well as a final essay or written test (40%).

Subject matter

a) Intercultural communicative approach to TGFL.
b) The components of intercultural competence.
c) Conceptual vocabulary: identity, culture, intercultural dialogue, competence, intercultural citizenship.
d) Strategies to develop productive and reproductive skills mainly reading comprehension.
e) Interactive practice activities.
f) Principles of planning.
g) Critical analysis of textbook suggestions to deal with language-and-culture.
h) Literary texts in TGFL.
i) Observation tasks and techniques.
j) Critical analysis of examples of teaching practice.