Collection of Methods for Language-Sensitive Subject Teaching

As part of the project, an online tool was developed with which (prospective) teachers of all subjects and types of schools can search for and download teaching methods for language-sensitive teaching free of charge. The handouts not only explain the methods themselves, but also provide information on possible variations and how to incorporate multilingualism.

Users of the online tool can filter the methods according to the linguistic competence area to be promoted, the language action to be promoted, the age group of the students, the time frame, and the social form of the planned teaching unit. Depending on the fit to these criteria, the offered methods appear larger, smaller or not at all.

Since the end of 2021, the methods have also been successively supplemented with digital implementation options as part of the ComeIn NRW project (Communities of Practice NRW for Innovative Teacher Education) in collaboration with students of the DaZ module at the University of Cologne, which is indicated by an asterisk* in the user interface of the method pool. In so-called dashboards, impulses for the didactically meaningful implementation of the respective methods in the digital context can be called up using a selected digital tool. The new possibilities for language sensitivity and the inclusion of multilingualism opened up by the digital space are highlighted in relation to the respective methods and illustrated by means of a screencast.

The tool is available on the website of the MI.

The project related to the preliminary work done by the 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 the access to a low-threshold collection of methods for planning language-sensitive lessons.

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01/2017 - 12/2019

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