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ERIC Number: EJ846100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0005-3503
Inservice Teacher Training: Experiencing German Culture Down Under
Jansen, Louise; Stracke, Elke
Babel, v39 n3 p26-30, 38 Aut 2005
In collaboration with the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Department of Education and Training, the Australian National University has been offering a professional development program for language teachers (called LIFT, or Language Inservice for Teachers) for more than ten years. As the program is specially tailored to meet teachers' current needs, it has changed considerably over time, from an initial focus on graduate accreditation for teachers of all languages, to what is currently offered, that is, primarily language-specific immersion workshops on topics relevant to the teaching of a specific language. In this report the authors present a brief overview of the LIFT Program followed by an in-depth description and discussion of a composite workshop on German culture developed for teachers of German in 2002. First, the authors briefly sketch the LIFT Program as it has developed over the last decade. They then describe and discuss the composite workshop on German culture. In conclusion, they highlight the outcomes of this ongoing teacher inservice training workshop.
Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations. Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. Tel: +61-29351-2022; e-mail:; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Germany