Concepts and Materials
German for children

German Absolutely ©Goethe-Institut Australien

What we offer

This offer is for 4-10 year old German learners and those who support young German learners playfully with the newest educational methods.

Coding with Blue-Bot

Blue-Bot® is a small robot that can be programmed using a tablet or with the arrows on the robot itself. Through this coding game students adopt new skills in Digital Technologies and learn German at the same time. Additionally, with the Goethe-Institut’s classroom mats other learning areas can be integrated in the German lessons.

Australische Schüler © Goethe-Institut Australien

Learning German in Primary Schools in Australia

This short informational film, developed by the Goethe-Institut Australien, presents the advantages of learning German at primary school level

German with Felix und Franzi

Twelve lesson plans for primary teachers of German, covering a whole school year, are available for free download.

German with Karla and Kai

New lesson plans for the third year of German at primary school level. Materials are available as a free download.

Information for Principals © Goethe-Institut Australien

Why German in Primary School?

The brochure "Information for Principals" outlines the key reasons as to why German is an excellent choice for primary schools and introduces the ready-to-use teaching materials German with Felix and Franzi

Deutsch mit Socke

Deutsch mit Socke is a WDR film series, that helps children between five and eight make their first steps into German.

Learn German with Songs

The songbook of Martina Schwarz provides you with many ideas for the use of music in class. Available at the Resource Centre at the Goethe-Institut in Melbourne.

DLL 8: DaF für Kinder

Unit 8 of the "Deutsch Lehren Lernen" series addresses the topic "DaF für Kinder" and focuses on language acquisition in children, developmental-psychologically aspects of early learning, acquisition of competencies as well as principals and methods of teaching children. DLL 8 will be available soon in the Goethe-Institut Resource Centres throughout Australia.

Early Language Learning with CLIL method

The brochure introduces the most important methods of Content and Language Integrated Learning. It includes many practical modules which illustrate how children in kindergarten can learn German while conducting experiments.

Nuremberg Recommendations on Early Language Learning

This new revised edition of the Nuremberg Recommendations for Early Language Learning describes the complex conditions of early language learning in a way that clarifies the potential and the needs of a 4 – 10 year old child within the learning process.

Fairy Tales on DVD

If you and your class would like to watch Grimm’s Fairy Tales on DVD you can borrow them from now on in our Resource Centre at the Goethe-Institut in Melbourne and Sydney, in Canberra and in Brisbane.

Filme im Unterricht © Goethe-Institut Australien

Films for German Classes

Through the use of films German lessons can get more vivid. Films can give impulses for authentic regional and cultural studies and motivation to study German. You can borrow films for the use in German lessons from our film archive anytime. The films are in German with German or English subtitles.