German teachers go see how it is done in Germany
Two local German language teachers, Gerchia Louw and Tahnée Horenburg will soon be on their way to Germany where they will attend an advanced training course for German teachers from Africa.
Louw and Horenburg have been invited to Germany by the German Pedagogical Exchange Service (Pädagogischer Austauschdienst, PAD) to participate in a two to three week advanced training for German language teachers not resident in Germany.
The German Embassy in Windhoek elaborated this week that the advanced training programme is organised in the framework of the PASCH Initiative (Schools: Partners for the Future), which was initiated by former German Foreign Minister and current German Federal President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier in 2008 to promote Germany as a country, German society and the German language among young people around the world.
Louw and Horenburg are both German teachers at the Deutsche Hoehere Privatschule (HPS) in Windhoek. During their training, they will be instructed in advanced teaching methods and techniques and will also attend formal German instruction classes at a German school.
The German Ambassador to Namibia, HE Christian Matthias Schlaga presented the two teachers on Wednesday 26 July with their official letters of invitation.