The Association for Intercultural Work and German Language Development e.V. is an NGO active in the promotion of language, intercultural education for German schools and kindergartens and parents support in learning German as a second language.
The work within the NGO is mainly executed by the five board members. Approximately 20 people are employed for the various projects that are run by the club. This includes consultants, course instructors, state-recognised nursery teachers and social education workers, German language specialists, linguists and a trained speech therapist. The team is supported by volunteers who are reading assistants for the reader’s club.
Our partners are first and foremost the international families themselves. Then come:
All children who participate in the project have an international background. The persons involved in the project, the coordinator and the group leaders, for the most part, also have intercultural experiences.
We are very pleased that our German Language Workshop together with the parent training has received a positive response from the local media, especially print media. Our aim would be to use the alternative methods of language promotion to arouse interest in regional media and radio and television broadcasters.
That's us, Bojana behind the camera, working and preparing for the year 2019.
I started my professional career at 22 as a German Teacher. I love teaching ever since and deep in my heart I am convinced, that only passionate learners can make the world a better place.
Further in biography, I have studied Intercultural Communication, EU Politics and International Organization Studies. Today I work as Cultural Sensitivity Trainer and Speaker. It was, however, my becoming a mother of two multilingual children, that gave me the idea of founding this NGO, so I can support the intercultural community in my town and help foreign children learn better German for a good school start.
In VIASD e.V. I take care of the projects fundraising and public affairs.
Expert teacher for German as a second language, German, Serbian and in a process of learning English.
My own experiences and the ones I had with the bilingual education of my daughter have helped me to better understand the families coping with the same situation. This is the reason why I am an excellent support in the better knowledge of the German language.
Expert teacher for German as a second language, speaks German, Serbian and in a process of learning Russian.
Working with children is fun and enjoyable for me, I enjoy supporting you in the process of learning the German language. Since my family also has a migrant background and our son as well grew up as a bilingual child, I can very well understand how important good language skills are.
I always loved nature and science, so I became a Food Engineer. In my profession, I followed the already known pattern.
But, then I moved to Germany and learned one great thought from Tom Hiddleston: - We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one. Supporting foreign children in Darmstadt to achieve great goals in their lives became my preoccupation. My role in Deutschwerkstatt is to make sciences meet German, I am a supporting teacher in the pre- and primary school group.
Being math expert among German teachers in VIASD NGO I take care of the bills, excels and expenses.