Queer for Learners of German
German for young learners
From students, for students: Gender diversity and equality in 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. QP, a multimedia booklet written from the perspective of a teenager, takes on the challenge by inviting learners of German to creatively explore, probe and expand their linguistic skills on topics such as:
- 100 Years of German Queer History
- Identity and Discrimination
- Protest Movements
- Gender Equality and Diversity
How to include topics such as gender equality and identity politics in foreign language curricula? Educators of foreign languages often struggle to find age-appropriate instruction materials through which to teach gender diversity, despite it being such an intensively debated topic in the public discourse. The exhibition Queer as German Folk - on display at several Goethe-Institutes worldwide - provided an excellent opportunity to think about the topic through the eyes of teenagers and design a set of instructional materials for German students and teachers.
Materials can be used independently of the Queer as German Folk exhibition and are geared towards students at the higher end of the A1 level (beginning second year German).
Download the Queer as German Folk student materials above. Accompanying didactizations for use in the classroom can be downloaded here: