UEFA Euro 2016
It’s in the back of the net for German teaching

Hands holding a ball
Kick-off for Euro 2016 | © Getty Images/Caspar Benson

The UEFA Euro 2016 kick-off is almost upon us. Turn your classroom into a football stadium with the Euro 2016-themed teaching resources.

The UEFA Euro 2016 tournament starts in France on 10th June. It’s an exciting event for young and old alike. So why not meet the youngsters where they already are?

Football as a motivation factor

It’s often difficult to keep students motivated to learn just before the summer holidays. But what if you were to turn the classroom into a football stadium? You see, football and enjoyment of sports are themes that most young people find interesting. At the same time they are highly suitable for project-based work in class. Young people holding a football Football and sports are motivational themes for young people | © JackF - Fotolia.com For example you could introduce the German national team, or have the class commentate on their favourite team’s last match.
To commemorate the UEFA Euro 2016, the Goethe-Institut in Paris has prepared a comprehensive pack of free teaching materials including teachers’ notes. These resources are suitable for language levels A1+ and B1+.

Presenting a sports programme in the classroom

You can focus on the football theme at two different levels (A1+ und B1+) with your class. The concept’s the same at both levels: the worksheets build on each other and prepare the students so that they are ready to present a TV or radio show in the style of the German sports show Sportschau. Of course the worksheets can also be used individually depending on the learning objective.
All four skills are practised, whereby there is a significant emphasis on oral expression. The students learn relevant vocabulary, repeat key sentence constructions and much more.

Resources A1+ Resources A1+ © Goethe-Institut Paris
  • Countries – languages – nationalities
  • Introducing people
  • Match plan (dates, times)
  • My family is a team etc. 
You can download the pack here:
A1+ worksheets and teachers’ notes (PDF)

Resources B1+
  • Introducing a player
  • Match reports
  • The Bundesliga on the radio
  • Reactions after the match etc. 
You can download the pack here:
B1+ worksheets and teachers’ notes (PDF)

Audio files to accompany worksheets A 1.6 and B1.5

Listen to football club names
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A historical international match
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Furthermore the Goethe-Institut Paris has prepared a brochure for UEFA Euro 2016, which is particularly aimed at French-speaking countries:
Euro 2016 brochure (PDF)

We wish you and your class lots of fun with your sports show!