Consultation Hours for Voluntary Language Assistants

Barbara Hinger is a professor of Foreign Language Education at the Department of subject-specific Education located at the University of Innsbruck’s Teacher Education Faculty. She will gladly answer any questions you have regarding linguistic assistance for refugees by helping you to reflect upon your experiences in the field and offering you advice on practical approaches and methods, as well as providing a theoretical background to the process of language acquisition.
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Friday, 27. 04. 2018, 14:00 - 15:30
Friday, 01. 06. 2018, 14:00 - 15:30



Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Barbara Hinger, MA
Department of subject-specific Education, Area of Language Didactics
Room 40521, 5th Floor "Geiwi-Turm"
Innrain 52d, 6020 Innsbruck


Short Course for Voluntary Language Assistants - in Cooperation with the Department of subject-specific Education

Alongside the team of full-time teachers, voluntary language assistants are an essential part of the project „Deutsch für Asylwerbende“ [“German for Asylum Seekers”] which was launched by GemNova Dienstleistungs GmbH in January 2016. In cooperation with the City of Innsbruck and the Innsbruck Diocesan Institution Haus der Begegnung, this short course is an opportunity to learn from experts who share their basic theoretical and practical knowledge of teaching German as a foreign or second language to voluntary language assistants working with asylum seekers. The Area of Language Education within the Department of subject-specific Education also contributed to the project: Univ.-Prof. Barbara Hinger has developed the third module of the course, which introduces a wide range of information regarding language acquisition and its practical application, as well as alternative methods of foreign and second language teaching, such as Asher’s TPR (Total Physical Response; see image on the right). For further information concerning the short course programme, please visit the GemNova Website:



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