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CONCEPTS AND MATERIALS
German for young learners

The offer of the Goethe-Institut for young learners is targeted at Teachers of German and German educators.


Principles

German in secondary education

Here you will find information material for school leaders and decision-makers, open day and  language days.


Studying

Deutsche Bundestagswahl 2021 | Illustration (Ausschnitt): © Goethe-Institut e.V. Illustration (Ausschnitt): © Goethe-Institut e.V.

Bundestagswahl 2021

On 26 September 2021 during the German Federal Elections a new government and  new chancellor will be elected. The Goethe-Institut in the US prepared this dossier with an abundance of information and resources that are also suitable for the German classroom in Australia. 

Junior Uni © Goethe-Institut

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. 

EDDU © Goethe-Institut

EDDU

Erfolgreich digital Deutsch unterrichten - is a project of the Goethe-Instituts in South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand that supports teaching and learning of German with digital tools.

Thema Energie © ipopba/iStock

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.

17 globalen Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung © United Nations

Workshop on Sustainable Development

At the National Conference "Sustainable with German" in 2018 guest speaker Rebecca Rashid has developed an interactive workshop on sustainability. Worksheets for four stations are now available for download.
 

Table © iStock

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.
 

Goethe's Garden © Goethe-Institut Australien

CLIL
Goethe im Garten

In cooperation with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, our community garden located at the Goethe-Institut in Sydney, has been designed to promote gardening, sustainability and positive food habits.

Lego © Liam Hartley

CLILiG with LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3

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.

Jahreszeichen  Jacinda Brown

Jahreszeichen – A CLIL Unit for Years 8 & 9

This unit provides a good foundation for getting to know Gulumoerrgin, the language of the Larrakia, and exploring the importance of indigenous languages and related knowledge systems. Jahreszeichen demonstrates the wealth of knowledge that the Larrakia People hold about nature and the environment.

Fokus Lernen © Goethe-Institut Australien

Fokus Lernen

Fokus Lernen provides material that will support and enhance concentration and strengthen the student’s ability to learn.


Diversity

Heftseite © Sarah Blesener

Queer for Learners of German

Gender equality, diversity and identity - if you´re a teenager or young adult, these terms may be quite difficult to grasp in your own native language, let alone in a foreign language.

Talking in coloured pictures: “Queer Comic Conversations” Photo (detail): Anna Heger and Sam Orchard

Queer Comic Conversations

In the comic series Queer Comic Conversations by the artists Illi Anna Heger and Sam Orchard, Anna and Sam take you along on their monthly catch-ups. Anna from Munich and Sam from Wellington meet in different locations.

Superfrauen © Goethe-Institut

Superfrauen

The Superfrauen podcast tells stories from the lives of inspiring women. We learn about their exciting, sporty, smart and courageous pathways through life. Despite all the diversity, all heroines have one thing in common: They are unique role models and therefore super women or Superfrauen.


Poster

How...is German Poster Goethe-Institut Neuseeland

How ... is German

These posters are ideal to decorate your German classroom and to promote your German program.

German Cities © Goethe-Institut

Socio-Cultural Resources
German Cities and Landscapes

The exhibition introduces viewers to Germany’s cultural and geographical diversity as they are taken on a voyage through 7 cities and 6 landscapes. 

Poster Collage © Goethe-Institut

Socio-Cultural Resources
Deutschland. Kennen. Lernen

Discover Germany and learn German! Experience exciting Augmented Reality (AR) features with the free Germany app.

Cartoon: Average Adam © Goethe-Institut Australien

A Day in the Life of Average Adam

Accompany 'average' Aussie Adam on his day and find out  how German inventions affect his daily activities.

Erfinderland © Goethe-Institut

Erfinderland Deutschland

The poster exhibition Erfinderland Deutschland focuses on world-changing German inventions across the scientific disciplines.

Down Under © Goethe-Institut

Socio-Cultural Resources
Down Under: German City Names

In addition to this colourful and fantastic poster exhibition the Goethe-Institut Australien offers an accompanying poster of German city names in Australia.     


Socio-Cultural Resources

Logo U-Häppchen © Goethe-Institut

U-Häppchen

Bite size, one page interactive PDFs about the latest news from the German speaking world, for immediate download and use in distance learning instruction. 

Ökologie und Nachhaltigkeit in Deutschland Titel © picture alliance / Westend61 | Andrew Brookes

Calendar 2021

Our 2021 calendar "Ökologie und Nachhaltigkeit in Deutschland“ focusses on ecology and sustainability in Germany.

Deutschlandlabor © Goethe-Institut und Deutsche Welle

Deutschlandlabor

Do Germans eat sausage every day? Does every German drive an expensive car? Nina and David, the two hosts of the series Das Deutschlandlabor explore these and other stereotypes.

Step into German © Goethe-Institut

Step into German

The website "Step into German" presents the latest information about German pop music, soccer and film and offers a great collection of teaching materials.


Movies

Journey to Germany © Goethe-Institut Australien

Journey to Germany

The little sister of ‘Lifeswap’ has arrived! In this brand-new series ‘Journey to Germany’ we will follow Liam in the months before his departure on exchange to Germany.

Lifeswap © Goethe-Institut Neuseeland

Lifeswap

Lifeswap is a series of animated Skype chats between Jörg from Germany and Duncan from New Zealand. The funny filmclips offer an insight into the two different cultures of these men.

Filme im Unterricht © Goethe-Institut Australien

Films for German Classes

The use of film can make lessons more exciting and engaging for students. Teachers can loan films for use in their German lessons from our film archive any time.

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