Teachers' Day 2013

10th Teachers' Day

Genre-based teaching and learning



Continuing our series of successful and popular Teachers’ Days, the English department of Saarland University in cooperation with the ZfL, the LPM and the ILF invites teachers, teacher trainees and students of English to the


10th Teachers’ Day

23rd September 2013, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

24th September 2013, 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

at Saarland University


This year’s anniversary edition of Teachers’ Day covers one and a half days of workshops and presentations on one of the most central notions in current language teaching pedagogy: Genres.


Genres are sets of patterns for written and spoken discourse in specific situations. Enabling learners to recognise these typical patterns in everyday oral interaction or a piece of writing and, in a second step, to apply these patterns in their own language production, provides them with a powerful tool to master any communication situation they encounter. 


  • teaching written and spoken genres
  • intercultural and interpersonal skills through genre-based teaching
  • genre-based teaching for students with learning difficulties
  • mediation in a genre-based framework
  • genre-based teaching in CLIL


There will also be a book exhibition by educational publishers (23rd September, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. and 24th September, 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.).


Online registration will be possible as of 15th June 2013. Please note that participants must register by 17th September 2013. 

Please tell your colleagues about the 10th Teachers’ Day!


This event is recognized by the MINISTERIUM FÜR BILDUNG (Saarland) and the MINISTERIUM FÜR BILDUNG, WISSENSCHAFT, JUGEND (Rhineland-Palatinate) as an in-service training course (FORTBILDUNGSVERANSTALTUNG).


In cooperation with Institut für Lehrerfort- und -weiterbildung (ILF) and the Landesinstitut für Pädagogik und Medien (LPM)