Joint project Profis D

Profis D - "Fach.Deutsch.Digital für Studium und Beruf" is a joint project of BTU's Central Institution for Languages and the Gesellschaft für Akademische Studienvorbereitung und Testentwicklung e. V. (g.a.s.t.) funded by the Stiftung Innovation in der Hochschullehre (Foundation for Innovation in Higher Education) from 2021 to 2024 with more than 2 million euros. (g.a.s.t.)

What are the goals of Profis D?

Profis D promotes excellent teaching and learning at the university through the cooperative development of an action- and demand-oriented German education for international students. The aim is to align the learning opportunities in German as a foreign language with the real content-related and organizational needs of international students, the subjects and potential employers in Germany.

To this end, the partners are initially developing an exemplary digital-supported overall concept for BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg and regional structural change for action-oriented, study-preparatory and study-accompanying German language learning for everyday university life, specialized studies and work, and are making the results available to other universities. Teaching and learning concepts as well as learning materials for flexible use in digitally-supported language teaching are being developed.

In addition to language competence in everyday study, subject and profession, students acquire language learning and study strategies, key competencies and basic digital skills. Teachers can participate in an extensive exchange and networking program and actively contribute to developments. A web portal connects language and subject teachers as well as professional practitioners, creates synergies for a consistent focus on needs, and lays the foundation for sustainable collaboration in the support of individual learning processes.

Who is involved in Professionals D?

The BTU Language Center is cooperating with the Gesellschaft für Akademische Studienvorbereitung und Testentwicklung e.V. (Society for Academic Study Preparation and Test Development). (g.a.s.t.),in order to develop a digital-supported language teaching system based on learning modules on the Deutsch-Uni Online learning platform by 2024.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Roche from the Institute for German as a Foreign Language at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich is acting as scientific advisor.

In order to test the transferability of the developed concepts and learning materials, small technical universities with a similar profile are involved in the project as transfer universities.

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