March 1: The Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan, Calcutta, will conduct job-oriented teachers’ training programme in German language here, for those aspiring to become teachers in CBSE schools.
The Goethe-Institut offers language courses and promotes a wide spectrum of cultural events in a bid to bring together Indian and German artistes and intellectuals.
“The five-month training programme in German language will be conducted on the premises of Global Academy of Foreign Languages and Professional Training at SK Hazarika College building on RG Baruah Road,” said Sucheta Hossain, project coordinator of German in Kendriya Vidyalaya, in a press communiqué issued here today.
Hossain said the programme — to be conducted from the first week of March — will be a super-intensive course, which is aimed at producing teachers of German language, who are likely to be appointed in state-run and private schools of the region.
“A graduate in any stream or a student in their final year of graduation can apply for the programme,” Hossain said. She said interested candidates could submit their resume at the Global Academy. Max Mueller Bhavan will screen the applications and call selected candidates for the training programme.
For aspiring teachers, knowledge of German will be an advantage since the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has taken a decision to promote its teaching in its institutions.
In September 2011, an MoU was signed between KVS and Goethe-Institut for providing the formal framework for cooperation. In 2011, around 200 Kendriya Vidyalayas started teaching German, with the number likely to increase further in the near future. Currently, German is offered as a third language for students of Class VI to VIII.
The schools are employing German teachers on contract currently. The intitute also offers academic support to the Kendriya Vidyalayas by conducting seminars in teaching methodology and didactics for the faculty.