First batch of SPPU students, graduates of Goethe Institut teacher training

The Department of Foreign Languages ​​at Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) and Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan, which had collaborated for a teacher training program equivalent to a BEd degree in 2021, now have the first batch of teachers ready

The Department of Foreign Languages ​​at Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) and Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan, which had collaborated for a teacher training program equivalent to a BEd degree in 2021, now have the first batch of teachers ready. The farewell ceremony took place at the SPPU on April 29.

Aishwariya Ketkar, a pilot program student and also a German master’s student at SPPU, is delighted to have received her DLL (Deutsch Lehren Lernen or “learning to teach German”) certificate. “I am officially a German teacher now and can teach at school and in colleges,” she said.

“We collaborated with SPPU because students who aspire to teach German in schools and colleges have to choose other subjects because the German language is not part of the traditional BEd curriculum.” said Vaishali Dabke, Project Manager, Bildungskooperation Deutsch (BKD) Educational Services.

“SPPU already has didactics courses for its masters students, and we saw this as a great opportunity for SPPU to collaborate with the Goethe-Institut to prepare their students for the real world, the Goethe Institut offered students a course that was equivalent to BEd course and it is the first of its kind in South Asia, in which 14 German MA students have participated,” said Swati Acharya, Head of Foreign Languages ​​Department at SPPU.

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