Springboard to Learning e.V.
Springboard to Learning e.V. is a non-profit association that promotes cultural awareness. The most important task of the club is to bring people together who see heterogeneity as a positive challenge. Springboard to Learning organises meetings between people of different cultures who want to broaden their knowledge of other cultures and gain new experience in this area. The association's events promote integration and encourage attitudes of acceptance, tolerance and openness.
Springboard to Learning provides a service for international residents in Germany (including registered international students) by organising teaching programmes for foreign nationals in schools. Freelance contracts for 12-hour courses can be set up for this purpose, and the course content is discussed with the subject teacher of the school in question. Courses in subjects such as Music, Philosophy, Languages, Social Sciences, Geography, History and Art can be integrated into this system.
If you are interested in working as a Springboard teacher, you should already start thinking about bringing along authentic, hands-on materials that you can touch, taste, wear, smell or hear in order to bring your culture to life for the pupils and give them insights they could otherwise not be acquired from books (e.g. photographs, musical instruments, money, stamps, spices, objets d'art, song texts, maps, fairy-tales, etc.).