CLILiG with a STEM Focus

The Goethe-Institut Australien supports primary and secondary schools’ CLIL projects with a STEM focus.

These projects were supported 2017:

Coding German Games with Scratch 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.

Wet n Wild Wetlands World 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.

Energy and Environment © Colourbox

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.

German Board Games © Colourbox

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.

Coding in the German Classroom 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.

From Forest to Garden © Colourbox

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.