Concepts and Materials
CLIL in German

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CLIL in Australia

CLIL is a practice that is rapidly moving into mainstream European education. In Australia, many schools have introduced CLIL programs to promote multilingualism – a key competence in an increasingly interconnected world.

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Speak German + study Science

German is considered, after English, one of the key languages used in science professionally and in research. Bringing STEM and German language learning together is at the heart of the Goethe-Institut’s CLIL/STEM initiative.

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Enterprise German

Enterprise German is designed for schools that want to build a bridge to the world of work or expand their business contacts. The project  combines aspects of professional orientation with an idea contest that stimulates the students’ creativity and inventor spirit.

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The Girls' Day - the biggest career orientation project for girls worldwide - comes to Australia! The aim of this campaign is to expand the range of career choices of women and to promote diversity in the workplace.

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Science Workshops in German

How do we get rid of space debris that orbits the earth? What can we do to halt resistance to antibiotics? These and similar questions are addressed by the students at the science workshops.

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German and Football

With regard to the Football World Cup this page provides links to a number of resources for German and football. In addition to numerous worksheets, you'll find videos and podcasts that you can use in class without much preparation.

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School Projects

Several CLIL programs in schools were supported by the Goethe-Institut Australien. Online and board games, robotics and programming, biodiversity, energy and the environment were the themes of these programs.

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LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 is a robot composed of a programmable computer, motors and sensors. The robots can be built into different models using LEGO bricks. Depending on the complexity of the project LEGO MINDSTORMS are suited to students from Year 5 to 9

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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.

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LINGO consists of a hands-on magazine for children between the ages of 8 and 12 as well as the MINTmobile website and app for teens aged 13 to 16. The contents of the magazine is dealt with in more depth both in the subject and linguistically on MINTmobil. Class sets of the hands-on magazine can be ordered using this form.

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Science Experiments in German

Water, magnetism, plants, cars, materials, air, time, weight, oil, fat, gas, the human body, animals, nature, earth and the sun. The Goethe-Institut Slovakia offers 20 CLIL modules for these topics. The modules are suited for primary school children in Years 3 and 4 that speak German at the A1 level.