Promote acquisition of key competences throughout the education and training system.


The ongoing process of internationalisation of the economy makes the ability to
communicate in a foreign language a key skill on the European job market. The Thuringian Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, situated in the capital of Thuringia, Erfurt, took up this challenge and is implementing bilingual modules as a ?exible, partly compulsory form of bilingual learning and teaching in both general education secondary schools and vocational schools. This innovative approach opens up bilingual modules for pupils from different educational backgrounds. This project is accompanied by an extensive offer of in-service teacher training which supports teachers in preparing and implementing bilingual modules.


Participants will learn about:
• organisational structures for implementing bilingual modules at general education
secondary and vocational schools;
• successful systems for supporting and qualifying teachers who teach bilingual modules;
• learning materials for bilingual modules;
• innovative in-service teacher training at the Thuringian Institute for In-Service Teacher
Training, Curriculum Development and Media (Thillm).


Participants will:
• visit general education secondary and vocational schools with bilingual learning;
• observe bilingual lessons and discuss with students;
• meet teachers;
• visit the Thuringian Institute for In-Service Teacher Training, Curriculum Development and Media and meet teacher trainers and facilitators.


• Directors of education and vocational training institutions, centres or providers,
• educational and vocational training inspectors,
• head teachers, teacher trainers,
• heads of departments,
• representatives of local, regional and national authorities.


In Thüringen werden an allgemeinbildenden Sekundarschulen und berufsbildenden Schulen verbindliche bilinguale Module durchgeführt. Ziel ist eine dauerhafte Verankerung eines kontinuierlichen Angebots bilingualer Module über alle Schulformen hinweg.
Das Thüringer Institut für Lehrerfortbildung, Lehrplanentwicklung und Medien (ThILLM)
unterstützt die Implementierung bilingualer Module durch Fortbildungsmaßnahmen, deren
Ziel es ist, Lehrkräfte für die kontinuierliche Planung und Durchführung bilingualer Module zu zieren. Der Studienbesuch gibt die im Rahmen des Projekts bei der Implementierung
und Unterstützung gemachten Erfahrungen weiter und multipliziert die entwickelten