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Deutsch für Kinder© Goethe-Institut

German for children

These materials are suitable for 4-10 year old German learners and those who want to  support young German learners with the newest educational methods to facilitate learning in the most effective way possible.


Principles

German in Primary School canva.com

Learning German in Primary School

Here you can find information materials for principals who are thinking about adding German to their curriculum, for open days and for parent-teacher meetings. 

Nürnberger Empfehlungen © Goethe-Institut

Nuremberg Recommendations on Early Language Learning

This revised edition of the Nuremberg Recommendations for Early Language Learning describes the complex conditions of early language learning in a way that clarifies the potential and the needs of a 4 – 10 year old child within the learning process.

Frühes Fremdsprachenlernen mit CLIL Ansatz © Goethe-Institut

Early Language Learning with the CLIL method

The brochure (in German) introduces the most important methods of Content and Language Integrated Learning. It includes a range of practical modules which illustrate how children in kindergarten can learn German while conducting experiments.


Materials

Kinderuni ©Goethe-Institut

Kinder university

The digital Kinder University is an innovative educational project for children aged 8-12. A key aspect of the Kinder University is its online platform which is accessible to everyone free of charge.

Felix und Franzi ©Goethe-Institut Australien

German with Felix und Franzi

German with Felix und Franzi offers teaching materials, that are available for free download, as well as the possibility to book an online room and further ideas on how to use the hand puppets in the German classroom.  

Blue-Bot © Melisa Savickas

Coding with Blue-Bot

Blue-Bot® is a small robot that can be programmed using a tablet or with the arrows on the robot itself. Through this coding game students adopt new skills in Digital Technologies and learn German at the same time. Additionally, with the Goethe-Institut’s classroom mats other learning areas can be integrated into the German lessons.

Vom Bohnensamen zur Bohnenpflanze iStock/BogWan

My Bean plant: The lifecycle of a plant

This CLIL unit combines German and biology lessons and is suitable for students in years 3 & 4. In just 7 lessons, the children learn how to grow a bean plant. They observe the germination process and learn to describe this process in German.

Deutsch mit Socke © WDR/ SWR

Deutsch mit Socke

Deutsch mit Socke is a WDR film series, that helps children between five and eight make their first steps into German. This webpage is available in German only.

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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