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German for children

German for Children

The Goethe-Institut has developed a variety of web-projects, online exercises and more for primary pupils and teachers of German.

KS2; P4-P7
German with Felix & Franzi

Lesson plans for primary school teachers, covering the first and second year of learning German (ideally starting in Year 3 classes), available free of charge. Download now from our website.

KS2; P4-P7
German with Karla & Kai

New lesson plans for the third year of German at primary school level (ideally with Year 5 classes). Materials are available as a free download.

Up-skilling German Course

This German course with 10 after-school sessions can be held at your school and is free of charge.

KS2; P4-P7
The Language Magician

This new game will be fun for the children, build on their language and IT-skills and provide information on their progression.

KS2; P4-P7
The Smart Choice: German at Primary Schools in the UK

A new 10-minute film shows how easy it is to include German in the timetable.

KS2, KS3; P4-S3
Fairy Tales on DVD

The ARD recently produced new adaptions of the brothers Grimm’s classic fairy tales. The films were shot at romantic castles and in enchanted forests all over Germany.

KS3, KS4, AS/A2; S1-S4, H/AH
Poster exhibition: Märchenwelten

A fairy tale themed touring poster exhibition is available for schools to borrow up to 3 weeks. Teaching resources are available online.

KS2; P4-P7
Learn German with Songs

The songbook of Martina Schwarz provides you with many ideas for the use of music in class.

KS2; P4-P7
Learn More German with Songs

The second volume of Martina Schwarz' songbook for German in primary schools is a great addition to your German lessons.

K2, K3, K4, AS/A2
Kurz & Gut macht Schule II: animated Short Films

Gut macht Schule II is a selection of great animated short films from Germany, which can be easily integrated in German classes.

Primary Special: Play „Schlechtes Wetter für Tiere“

Have a look at this short play designed for primary level and get your pupils involved!

KS2; P4-P7
'FUNology' for Primary Classes

It’s time for fun and laughter: Here you can 'browse' through our game collection: Exercises for fun dialogues, activity games, ring games, vocabulary games etc.

K2, P4-7
Book Recommendations - From the Classroom for the Classroom

Book Recommendations for Teaching German as a Foreign Language at using Books, Films and CDs

KS2; P4-P7
German in the Nursery

These Teaching Modules have been developed and piloted by the Goethe-Institut Glasgow in order to introduce German to very young learners.

KS2; P4-P7
Customs and Traditions

Interactive presentations for the German lesson with comprehensive teacher’s notes. Basic language and introduction to highlights in the German festive calendar. Suitable for non-specialists in Primary schools.

KS2; P4-P7
Reading-Marathon: Lesekiste

This new and exciting project "Lesekiste" aims to motivate pupils from P6 to S3 to take part in a "Reading-Marathon" and to tackle books in German.

KS2; P4-P7
voyage kids

A website for primary pupils in Germany and the UK, packed with interactive activities.

KS3, KS4, AS/A2; S1-S4, H/AH
Host a German Language Assistant

German Language assistants can help students with on developing their conversation skills and understanding other cultures.