Speak German & Study Science

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German is considered, after English, one of the key languages used in science professionally and in research. In Australia and Germany there is genuine demand for STEM professionals. Students combining excellent STEM and language competencies have access to a wealth of academic and professional opportunities. Bringing STEM and German language learning together is at the heart of the Goethe-Institut’s CLIL/STEM initiative.

Erklärung CLIL und MINT

The Goethe-Institut supports schools throughout Australia intending to start, facilitate and strengthen CLIL German programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

AI & I

AI & I

These STEM workshops for secondary students explore core concepts of artificial intelligence, the science behind it, its impact on society and how to use interactive AI content for language acquisition.

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Kinder university

The digital Kinder University is an innovative educational project for children aged 8-12. A key aspect of the Kinder University is its online platform which is accessible to everyone free of charge.

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Junior University

The JuniorUni is a free educational project for young people. It offers the opportunity to find answers to the most exciting questions from the fields of robotics, aerospace, technologies, science, energy and sustainability and to learn German at the same time. 

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Thema Energie

In this CLIL unit year 7 & 8 students explore how countries like Australia and Germany create electricity. They investigate the consequences of our energy consumption for the earth, learn about the development of renewable energies and analyse ways to save energy.

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Schools for Sustainability

Teams of students explore the ecological situation in their place of residence, street or school. With concrete ideas and actions, they draw the public's attention to the existing ecological situation.

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Workshop on Sustainable Development

At the National Conference "Sustainable with German" in 2018, guest speaker Rebecca Rashid developed an interactive workshop on sustainability. Worksheets suitable for Years 9 to 12 are now available for download.

Lego © Liam Hartley


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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My Bean plant: The lifecycle of a plant

This CLIL unit combines German and biology lessons and is suitable for students in years 3 & 4. In just 7 lessons, the children learn how to grow a bean plant. They observe the germination process and learn to describe this process in German.

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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 into 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. 

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Science Experiments in German

Here you'll find 20 CLIL modules for these topics: Water, magnetism, plants, cars, materials, air, time, weight, oil, fat, gas, the human body, animals, nature, earth and the sun suited for primary school children in Years 3 and 4.