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Events for Teachers

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Workshop for Teachers of German: Diversity in German Culture

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Diversity in German Studies - CPD In-Person Teachers’ Workshop

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1 July 2024


Subsidised by the German Section and Selwyn College Cambridge

Cost to participants: £12.50


Venue: Selwyn College Cambridge, CB3 9DQ


10am                      Coffee on arrival, Welcome

10.15 am                  Professor Sarah Colvin

Poetry against racism: May Ayim (1960-1996) and Philipp Khabo Koepsell (b. 1980)

Does poetry actually do anything? This is an introduction to two German performance poets and how they use poetry and performance to destabilize racism and create a poetic world in which change is possible.


11.00 am                  Coffee

11.15 am                  Dr Syamala Roberts and Ms Daniela Dora

Love and friendship: Teaching Thomas Mann’s Tonio Kröger (1903)


12-12.40 pm             Professor Silke Mentchen

Language teaching and AI

What are the implications of AI for classroom practice?


12.45 -1.30 pm         Lunch in Selwyn College Hall

1.30 pm                    Dr Leila Mukhida

Teaching Almanya: Willkommen in Deutschland (2011)

Building resources for the use of film in the classroom

This seminar will build on Dr Mukhida’s lecture, held in March, and available to watch online.


2.15 pm                    Dr Charlotte Lee (Head of German Section) and Student Ambassadors

Applying to Cambridge Q&A


3pm                        Tea

3.30pm                     Optional tour of Modern Languages Faculty Library, Sidgwick Avenue