The scholarships are intended for young graduates from German universities, primarily in the fields of German as a foreign language or Germanistik. Participation in the Language Assistant Program, usually for nine or ten months, is seen by many alumni as valuable preparation for future work as a lecturer. Indeed, one in four language assistants then goes on to assume a DAAD Lecturer position.
Language Assistants typically teach two courses per semester, often one beginner’s course in German as a foreign language and one reading/conversation course for advanced (second-year) students with texts covering topics such as politics, business, history, or technology, or even a language pedagogy course aimed at undergraduate and graduate students. Prior teaching experience in the area of German as a foreign language with a focus on terminology and intercultural communication is desired, as are knowledge of or open-mindedness for computer-assisted foreign language teaching. Language Assistants also have sufficient knowledge to combine German cultural studies with the educational pathways of students whose focus is often on other disciplines. Courses are taught independently, although pedagogical support and professional guidance are naturally provided. Language Assistants are also prepared for their teaching abroad stay by attending a two-day seminar held by DAAD Bonn prior to their departure.
Language Assistants in North America
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