LTT Event Held in Germany as Part of the Language Tree Project

Duisburg, Germany – As part of the Language Tree Erasmus project, a Learning, Teaching, Training (LTT) event was held in Duisburg, Germany, from January 29 to February 11, 2024. This event aimed to enhance the skills of young language teachers and teacher candidates, focusing on using digital materials to improve Turkish language speaking abilities. The event was conducted in a hybrid format, with both face-to-face and online sessions.

The event saw participation from 24 individuals from partner institutions such as Kastamonu University, Sakarya University, YADOT Education Association, and the Institute for Turkish Studies, Integration, and Research, who attended in person. Additionally, 24 participants from non-partner institutions or individual applicants joined the event online. The sessions included academic lectures, workshops, and practical applications.

The training sessions were led by experienced researchers from the partner institutions. The focus was on preparing and using digital materials to enhance Turkish speaking skills. Participants were supported with both theoretical knowledge and practical applications, with a special emphasis on the language needs of bilingual Turkish youth and young immigrants in Europe.

Valuable contributions were made by distinguished academics from non-partner institutions, enriching the event with their expertise. These contributions provided participants with a broad spectrum of knowledge and perspectives.

Participants who successfully completed the training sessions received certificates from Youthpass and either Kastamonu University or Sakarya University. These certifications significantly contributed to the professional development of the participants.

This event was an important step in addressing the language needs of bilingual Turkish youth in Europe and international students in Turkey. By promoting the use of digital tools in language teaching, the event aimed to enhance participants' skills, contributing to their future teaching and educational activities. Both groups—bilingual Turkish youth in Europe and international students in Turkey—benefited significantly in terms of language development and social integration.

Events like these, organized under the Language Tree Project, will continue to support the professional development of young language teachers and teacher candidates.

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