Learning German as a foreign language is immensely popular with many school and college students in the country. There are many opportunities to learn the language, as it is offered by various schools and institutes at different levels of learning. From basic to advanced, there are a whole gamut of courses for students desirous of learning German. Thus, there is an immense scope for taking up teaching German in the country. The diploma program in teaching German as a foreign language is offered by some of the top institutes in the country like IGNOU. The program is available in a year long distance mode program.
Eligibility and course duration
All those who have a Bachelor of Arts in German, equivalent to B1 according to Common European Framework of References for Languages.
The duration of the course is minimum 1 year.
More about the course
Even though offered through distance mode of education, the program has a practical component offering contact classes. The students get to interact with other students using these contact classes. One is able to share with other students about their experiences about the program, speak in German, discuss important points and form a close group of learners that ultimately helps in building a network of German language teachers in the country. The program offered by IGNOU has been jointly developed by Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan and the University of Vienna, Austria. As such, the entire program is of very high standard and can be very well taken by those who are keen about teaching German in the Indian schools and institutes. Other than offering you great teaching skills, the program also offers you an insight into German culture, civilization and its people. There are lessons on German grammar, vocabulary and teaching methodologies based on an intercultural context. You will be gaining practical teaching experience through several classroom sessions.
The program offers you huge prospects for jobs as a German language teacher in the country. Compared to the demand for learning German among the Indian youth, the country still lacks well-trained German language teachers. This course thus paves the path for you to get the best jobs in teaching German in schools and colleges. Other than working in such institutions you may even take to teaching German through your own coaching classes. There are also scope for higher level German language programs.
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