Concepts and Materials

Concepts and Materials Photo: Goethe-Institut/Sonja Tobias

German for work or studies

Teaching and learning material from the areas of business, tourism, technology, and social and medical occupations.

Nuremberg Recommendations

The Nuremberg Recommendations provide an overview of the key aspects of early language learning. How do children learn languages, and how should those involved in educating them plan their early learning opportunities effectively?

German for children

Courses for GFL learners aged 4-10 and for those wishing to support children in their GFL learning in a way that is fun and in line with the latest methodological and didactical findings.

German for young people

Young people have a very specific way of learning which differs in many respects from the way in which adults and children learn.

Additional Material

Free time in Germany

How do young people in Germany spend their free time? Our calendar presents twelve different leisure activities, a variety of texts as well as exciting and entertaining ideas for your class.

Film ab! Short Films in the Class Room

For Beginners and advanced learners: short films and TV advertisments are very suitable for usage in the class room. Lessons will be a lot more interesting and exciting.

German cities and landscape

Germany is diverse. We would like to present a small section of this variety in our exhibition "German Cities and Landscapes". Teachers will find teaching materials for level A1, A2 and a rally to the exhibition.

Automotive mechatronicians @ Goethe-Institut

German for Chinese automotive mechatronicians

The Goethe-Institut China has developed this textbook specifically for the Chinese automotive mechatronicians. This textbook is intended to make a relevant contribution to improve the exchange between German and Chinese colleagues during their daily working life. The textbook can be downloaded here.

Visual phonetics

On this page of the Goethe-Institut Japan you can download the poster series of visual phonetics and the accompanying brochure for teachers.

Umwelt-Materialien für den DaF-Unterricht Goethe-Institut (China)

Umwelt-Materialien für den DaF-Unterricht

Im Rahmen des Youth Environment Ambassador Action and Education Program wurden in Zusammenarbeit mit Expertinnen und Experten aus den Bereichen Umwelt- und Naturschutz sowie Deutsch als Fremdsprache (DaF) Unterrichtsmaterialien für die drei Module „Wald“, „Klima“ und „Ressourceneffizienz“ entwickelt.