About the network
In the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, we are interested in modelling new ways of working between secondary school teachers and university teachers and researchers. The DeutschZusammen project provides, in the first instance, non-hierarchical, mutually enriching meetings and dialogue between German practitioners in higher and secondary education. It aims to promote networking, resource and best practice sharing, and strategic planning, though also listening and mutual support, all with the aim of finding together ways of raising the profile of German language and culture in our education system and sustaining colleagues working in those environments.
DeutschZusammen aims, too, to be experimental and creative and to promote collaborative projects between the SMLC and secondary schools. It also aims to be practical, by developing and running events and programmes that show non-specialists, pupils, parents and students the practical, professional and strategic importance of teaching and learning German in schools and universities.
We will run a programme of in-person and online events each year, mainly, though not exclusively, on Warwick University Campus. We are thus base din the Midlands, though serve all of the UK. If you wish to be part of the project, please join the network here.
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Forthcoming Events (2023)
- Saturday June 24, 2023 - our own Dr James Hodkinson gave a keynote address on the topic of Multicultural Research in German Studies and its place in Curricula, at the German Teacher Day: KS3 to KS5, The Grey Coat Hospital, June 24 2023, Central London. Register here.Link opens in a new window
- Saturday September, 30, 2023. The annual DeutschZusammen, German Teacher's day, Warwick University Campus. A collaborative day of pedagogical exchange between UK German teachers and Warwick academics in which we share ideas, solve problems and build resources - together. We are currently building the programme, to include: raising the profile of German in schools, methods of engagement of re-enforcement at KS4, delivering a 'cultural curriculum' at KS 3-5, amongst other things. Register here.Link opens in a new window
- Thursday November 9, 2023 DeutschZusammen will host the German Careers Roadshow, curated by the Goethe Institut and the DAAD. Regional and national employers will be present at this expo-style event, there will be workshops, presentations and a chance to meet Warwick students and Alumni in our state-of-the-art new Faculty of Arts Building. You'll be able to bring school parties by coach, park on campus and spend either the morning or afternoon session with us. The morning session is now fully booked, but you can still register for the afternoon session: Register here.Link opens in a new window