Surayt Training Workshop for Language Teachers
Date: 24-28 August 2016
Venue: St. Jakob of Sarug Monastery in Warburg, Germany
Workshop language: Surayt (Turoyo)
Within the framework of Erasmus+ Aramaic-Online Project (AOP), the Consortium partners would like
to invite all language teachers and teachers-to-be to participate in this unique workshop which will take
place in the St Jakob of Sarug Syriac Orthodox Monastery in Germany.
With this training workshop we aim to bring all interested language teachers and experts together to
discuss the status quo of Surayt, problems and challenges. In addition, the Consortium partners would like
to share the project results with the workshop participants, get them involved them involved in project
activities and in the dissemination of the project in their local educational context.
Another important aim of this workshop is to develop an open discussion about the newly developed
orthography of Surayt. The training of language teachers is crucial in the standardization process of
Surayt. Language teachers have a great opportunity to implement the use of the new Surayt orthography in
their local context, to develop new language learning material in Surayt and to synchronize their course
material and teaching methods with the project results.
The programme workshop will include the following:
• Problems and challenges of teaching Surayt
• Pedagogical aspects of teaching the Surayt to different age groups
• Innovative ways for the promotion of Surayt
• Evaluation of the online course
• The new orthography
• Future collaborations
Prior to the workshop all training material will be provided to the participants.
Practicalities and How to Apply
The travel and accommodation expenses of 25 participants will be covered by the project partners. At the
end of the workshop, all participants will receive certificates for the recognition of the learning outcomes.
To propose your interest in participating in this workshop, please send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org and include your details together with a short paragraph about your
motivation. Application emails can be written in Surayt. The deadline for submitting your application is
20 March 2016.
Aug 24, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016
St. Jakob von Sarug Kloster