2024 South Australian German Teachers’ Association Conference

Registration now open for the South Australian German Teachers Association Conference. Brought to you by SAGTA and proudly supported by the Goethe-Institut Australien, Credit Union SA & the Department for Education. Doppelgaenger Travel & Language International Bookshop will be exhibiting at the Conference. Please register here: https://www.trybooking.com/CQUVX

Workshop Information has been emailed to SAGTA members and distributed through our networks. If you require workshop information before registering please pm us.

2024 ConnectEd Conference for Early Career Teachers
This one-day event is on Friday 19 July at the Education Development Centre at Hindmarsh.

Starting at 9:00 and finishing at 3:00pm, it will include a keynote, workshops, a panel of early career educators, and lots of opportunities to network. The final program is nearing completion with sessions for early years, primary and secondary educators.

Any early career member of your association can attend for free; for those not yet a member the cost is $25 for an early career educator and $15 for a preservice teacher.

For more information, click here

2024 Joe Dale PD: AI Tools for Student Language Skills
Join Joe Dale and Noemí Rodriguez as they share in a two-part webinar series all about using Generative AI tools in the language classroom!

Date and time: Sun, 5 May 2024 06:30 – Sun, 19 May 2024 08:00 ACST
Location: Online

2024 Gianfranco Conti PD: Developing the EPI Curriculum
SAGTA is thrilled to host a one-day workshop featuring Dr. Gianfranco Conti for our SAGTA members, as well as our friends and colleagues from other language teacher associations.

Attendance in this workshop is advised for those proficient in the ‘Conti method,’ having prior professional development experience with Dr. Gianfranco Conti. Participants should grasp and actively utilise EPI.

Topics include:
Key components of EPI curriculum design
The principles underpinning effective short, medium and long-term planning
The procedures involved in design, implementation, and evaluation of a course
Acquisition-enhancing strategies, for example, recycling, interleaving, universals and fluency training
The role of assessment as a means to advance learning

Morning tea, a light lunch & refreshments will be provided. Please bring a mini-whiteboard and marker to the workshop
Date: Saturday 11 May 2024 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (UTC+09:30)
Location: Pembroke School: Shipster Building
Shipsters Road, Adelaide, Kensington Park SA 5068

2023 World Teachers’ Day Award

Congratulations to Sarah Bragg who won the SAGTA Early Career Teacher award. The Educators SA World Teachers’ Day Awards ceremony was held on the 27th of October at the National Wine Centre. SAGTA Committee members Mitchell Neeb, Trish Prenzler and Michael Goh accompanied Sarah on the night.

Award winner Sarah Bragg with The Honourable Blair Boyer MP

2024 Adelaide German Week

For more information, click here.

2024 Goethe Scholarships for Language Courses and Seminars in Germany

Would you like to refresh your German skills or gain new ideas and impressions to make your lessons more colourful and diverse? The Goethe-Institut awards scholarships for language courses and professional development seminars (e.g. cultural studies, teaching methods) in Germany.

The scholarship includes:
– tuition for a Goethe-Institut Intensive German course (75 teaching units, 15 days of lessons)/ seminar fees plus a social and cultural program
– accommodation in single room including breakfast (in a Goethe-Institut guesthouse or with a private host, depending on course location)
– one main meal on course days
– a travel allowance of €1000
– basic health, accident and liability insurance

Application deadline is 15 October 2023.

Apply now for a language course or seminar scholarship and take the opportunity to experience Germany up close!

For further information and applications, please visit our website: Scholarships for Language Courses and Seminars in Germany – Goethe-Institut Australia

2024 Minister’s Language Immersion Scholarships

The Minister for Education, Skills and Training is also offering five scholarships to language teachers in South
Australia for language immersion experiences within Australia or overseas.
Scholarships are available in the following categories:

  • One scholarship for a teacher in a Catholic Education School
  • One scholarship for a teacher in a Department for Education School
  • One scholarship for a teacher in an Independent School
  • One to an early career educator from the Department for Education School who is in their first 5 years of teaching (including contract, TRT and ongoing appointments)
  • One to an early career educator from a Non-Government School (Catholic or Independent) who is in their first 5 years of teaching (including contract, TRT and ongoing appointments).

Each scholarship is worth $8000!

The immersion scholarship program for language teachers aims to improve language skills, proficiency, and
intercultural understanding.

Click here for the Language Immersion Scholarships Information for Applicants 2023.

Applications close Friday 25th August 2023.

2023 German Club Quiz night!

The School for the German Language is holding a Quiz Night on September 2 at the German Club. Get a group together and book a table!