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.
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.
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.
The Girls' Day - the biggest career orientation project for girls worldwide - comes to Australia on 12 June 2020! The aim of this campaign is to expand the range of career choices for women and to promote diversity in the workplace.
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® 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.
In line with the international Year of Indigenous Languages 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.
Swimming, break dance, surfing, soccer, etc. The wall calendar "Sport in Deutschland" addresses topics that are of interest to young people aged between 15 and 25. Teaching materials are available for download.
Do Germans eat sausage every day? Does every German drive an expensive car? And is it true that everything runs smoothly in Germany? Nina and David, the two hosts of the series Das Deutschlandlabor explore these and other stereotypes about Germans on their journey through the country.
Our film archive "Goethe Collection" is managed by the National Film and Video Lending Service (NFVLS) in Canberra. NFVLS is Australia's largest film library and lends its resources to educational institutions, government departments, industry and professional bodies, and community groups such as film societies around Australia.
No matter if beginners or advanced learners… short films are perfectly suited for the use in German lessons. This way, German lessons get more diverse and interesting. Sometimes humorous, sometimes serious – these films show parts of German reality and lead to various occasions to speak and discuss.
The use of film can make lessons more exciting and engaging for students. Films can provide the impetus for authentic regional and cultural studies as well as extra motivation to study German. You can borrow films for use in your German lessons from our film archive any time. The films are in German with German or English subtitles.