German for Children
Learning German in Primary School
Learning a new language enables students to develop their communication skills, intercultural capabilities and provides an opportunity for reflection on their own language use. The Australian Curriculum for Languages encourages schools across the country to engage students in learning a second language. The Goethe-Institut Australien supports primary schools with German language programs.
This short informative film, developed by the Goethe-Institut Australien, showcases the advantages of learning German at primary school level and is the prefect addition to our information brochure for principals. Find out what school principals, teachers, students and parents think about learning German at primary school.
With the teaching of languages now recommended in primary schools by the Australian Curriculum, this is a time for new opportunities and new approaches to the learning and teaching of German at primary level. The flyer "Why German in Primary School?" and the brochure "Information for Principals" below outline the key reasons as to why learning German is an excellent choice for primary schools in Australia and provide information on our teaching programs. The information is perfect for principals who are thinking about adding German to their curriculum, for open days and for parent-teacher evenings.