The Goethe-Institut Australien supports primary and secondary schools’ CLIL projects with a STEM focus.
These projects were supported 2017:
Tinana State School (QLD)
Tinana State School (QLD) Coding German Games with Scratch
Year 6 students designed and programed a German game using Scratch. Teams of enthusiastic students created maze games, a caring for animals game, a German quiz, a cooking game, a conversational game and a fashion dress up game.
Photo: Carrum Primary School
Carrum Primary School (VIC) Wet ‘n’ Wild Wetlands World
Using a range of digital equipment and technology Year 5 and 6 students investigated the diverse flora and fauna which inhabit the school wetlands. They created videos in the style of David Attenborough’s documentaries, developing and showcasing their German language skills.
Victorian School of Languages (VIC) Energy and Environment
In this CLIL unit Year 8 students explored how countries like Australia and Germany create electricity. They investigated the consequences of our energy consumption for the earth, learned about the development of renewable energies and analysed ways to save energy.
Box Hill High School (VIC) ‘Spiel mit!’ German Board Games
‘Spiel mit!’ – an elective course for Year 9 students – combines German with game theory. Students play games while developing mathematic, logic and strategy skills, as well as German language skills.
Photo: Melisa Savickas
Baldivis Primary School (WA) Coding in the German Classroom
Baldivis Primary school developed a series of coding units using Blue-Bots®. A number of classroom mats created by the teacher and the students served as the starting point for a broad range of topics for their German lessons.
Baldivis Gardens Primary School (WA) From Forest to Garden
Baldivis Gardens Primary School was built on land that was originally forest and in time became a market garden. Connected to this process the school has created an integrated learning approach which includes Science, Humanities, Languages and Literacy. German is included in the whole program and is taught by all the teachers.