German Instructor Summer Program

In an effort to provide quality programs for German language instructors searching for accreditation and promotion, the Germanic Studies department is continuing this new experience. Based on its success, we hope to offer GISP in the summers to come. Additionally, an optional, three-credit master’s level German content course is available to GISP participants for an extra tuition fee.

Our 2019 topic will be Märchen.

  • Gain experience required by the new expectations for eligible instructors of concurrent enrollment courses (Higher Learning Commission requires an instructor to have a Master’s in the discipline, or a Master’s degree in another field with 18 graduate hours in the discipline)
  • Learn about new approaches to engage your students in the classroom
  • Explore current materials used in German language instruction courses
  • Discover new ways to encourage your students to use their skills in the world outside of the classroom
  • Develop long-lasting and meaningful professional connections within a like-minded cohort

Program schedule

Check-in on Sunday, July 14, between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Willkie Residence Hall. After checking in, participants will begin a five-day, interactive program. This will include presentations in English and German by trained faculty, guided workshops on specific topics, exploration of methods and media, and cohort-building sessions and meals. After the conclusion of the program at noon on Friday, July 19, participants will return home with new materials, gained knowledge, and a certificate of completion recognizing the 38 professional development hours attained.

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Cost & Registration

GISP Registration: $100
Deadline: June 1 (limited to 20 participants)
Includes: five-night stay in Willkie Residence Hall, most meals, parking, and materials
Optional Graduate Course: $1,287.53 (approximate)
GER-G625 Märchen: Those enrolled in the course will be required to work on a project/lesson plan to be submitted during the fall semester.

Register online

Instructors gather for the German Instructor Summer Program.
Instructors gather for the German Instructor Summer Program.
Instructors gather for the German Instructor Summer Program.


Contact our outreach coordinator.

Lane  Sorensen

Lane Sorensen

Lecturer of German, Germanic Studies

Outreach Coordinator, Germanic Studies