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The SPS allow you to gain first insights into the profession of an English teacher at schools in and around Potsdam. In groups of approximately five students, you will observe and teach English lessons. During your SPS, you will be supervised by English teachers who cooperate with the TEFL department at the University of Potsdam.
Schulpraktische Studien (SPS) and Planung und Gestaltung von Englischunterricht
Information on planning and registering
You need to have completed “Planung und Gestaltung von Englischunterricht” (PuG) before you do your SPS.
NOTE: Registration has closed for those who wish to complete their SPS during the winter semester 2019. Hence, the following guidelines apply to those who wish to complete their SPS over the course of the summer semester 2020.
There are two ways to complete PuG and register for your SPS.
You enrol for PuG via PULS and complete the class over the course of the semester prior to your SPS.
To complete PuG over the course of the winter semester 2019/20, you need to enrol via PULS between 1st October 2019 and 10th November 2019. Just like any regular seminar, the class will stretch over the course of the entire semester. You are guaranteed a place in the SPS in the following summer semester 2020.
You register for your SPS via Moodle and will automatically be admitted to a PuG-Blockseminar right before your SPS.
Since it is necessary to have completed PuG before you do your SPS, we offer a Blockseminar right before the start of the SPS. This means that if you want to do your SPS over the course of the summer semester 2020, your PuG-Blockseminar will take place at the very end of the winter semester 2019/20, i.e. late March or early April 2020.
IMPORTANT: Only choose this option if you can ensure that you will be free throughout late March and early April, so you can attend the PuG-Blockseminar.
If you want to do your SPS over the course of the winter semester 2019, you need to register via Moodle between 1st and 31st October 2019. Once you are registered for your SPS via Moodle, you will automatically be reserved a place in the PuG-Blockseminar right before the start of the SPS. Further information on the Blockseminar will be provided in Moodle.
You officially enrol for the PuG-Blockseminar and your SPS via PULS in the same semester as you do your SPS. Because the PuG-Blockseminar officially counts into the same semester as your SPS, you need to enrol for both at the same time. This means that if you want to do your Blockseminar in late September / early October 2019 and do your SPS over the course of the winter semester 2019/20, you need to enrol for both via PULS between 1st October 2019 and 10th November 2019.