From GFL learning to work: what socio-professional added value does learning German over the radio achieve in Cameroon?

The German and DaF studies in Cameroon are in a crisis and are facing a professional challenge today. In fact, teaching is still the primary career perspective for German studies graduates in Africa in general and in Cameroon in particular. It can be stated that changes and adjustments are necessary to keep the subject up-to-date and future-proof. In order to make a concrete contribution to the professionalization of German and DaF studies and to expand the career prospects of DaF learners and German studies students, the educational and cultural DaF radio program "Deutschfreund 2" (Onya 2020) has been promoting the connection of the GFL learning and vocational training for journalism and teaching. How can GFL learning over the radio generate socio-professional added value in a country like Cameroon? That is the key question of the conference.

Jacques Abel Onya

Jacques Abel Onya completed his German studies at the University of Yaounde I in 2001 and works as a DaF teacher in Cameroon. Since 2006, he has been conducting empirical research into media didactics on learning German with the radio in Cameroon. In 2013 he completed a master's degree in media and communication studies at the Deutsche Welle Academy in Bonn. He is also very committed to civil society and development policy and has already successfully implemented many water supply projects in Cameroon. Jacques Abel Onya is currently a scholarship holder of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) and a doctoral candidate at the University of Augsburg under the scientific supervision of Prof. Dr. Kristina Peuschel at the Chair for German as a Second and Foreign Language and its Didactics.

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