Whatever your choice knowing German will increase your options: Miriam Bruns

  • Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Pune organizes a three-day ‘German Teachers‘ Conference’ in Pune to promote the language
  • Over 150 German teachers from Maharashtra and Gujarat attend the conference and workshops.

PUNE: Whatever plans you may have for the future, knowledge of German will increase your options. When you learn German you acquire a range of skills, which can improve the quality of both your work and private life. Knowledge of German opens the door for a global career in terms of job opportunities with German and foreign companies in your own country and abroad,” said Miriam Bruns, Director of Goethe-Institut Pune.

She was speaking during the inaugural session of the three-day ‘German Teachers‘ Conference’ organized by Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Pune and Mumbai and the Indian German Teachers’ Association (InDaF) held today at Geothe-Institut Pune.

The central theme of the conference is ‘Handlungsorientierter DaF-Unterricht mit Kopf, Hand und Herz’ (Learning German by doing: with head, hand, and heart).

Julia Hußlein, Deputy Director and Head of the Language Department of Goethe-Institut Mumbai, Dr. Vibha Surana, Head Dept. of German, University of Mumbai, and Puneet Kaur, President of InDaF were present along with 150 teachers from Maharashtra and Gujarat who attended the conference and workshops, which will conclude on Sunday, January 29. The highlight of the program on Saturday was a reading session by German author, Monica Cantieni who read an excerpt from her very first novel for youngsters.

As the globally active cultural institution of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Goethe-Institut contributes to establishing the German language in the educational systems of the guest countries. We support over 100,000 schools worldwide in giving high-quality German tuition, and promote the advanced professional training and qualification of teachers of German,” added Miriam.

Julia Hußlein said, “The three-day conference holds 18 interactive workshops along with a plenary session and a panel discussion on different topics related to ‘Teaching by Doing’, which gives teachers a chance to explore new ideas and strategies, network with their peers, and recharge their excitement for teaching.


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