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Why join us?
Every new language is like an open window that shows a new view of the world and expands your attitude towards life
Frank Harris (1856-1931)
#THINKGERMAN – Days of German language aims to connect people in Ireland who share our interest and passion for the German language and culture and who dedicate themselves to promoting the friendship between Ireland and Germany.
Kindergartens, schools or universities, clubs, companies or libraries – we cordially invite all interested institutions to participate in #THINKGERMAN – Days of German language and to highlight their commitment to support the German language.
Sounds interesting? Become a member of a nationwide community and participate in our joint #THINKGERMAN week.
How can I participate?
You could organize a quiz about Germany, an open day, a poetry reading, a Poetry-Slam or a concert with German songs. Make your contribution to the German language visible. We are more than happy to assist you in developing your own ideas.
-Advertise your institution and highlight your commitment to the German language
-Become a member of a national network
There will be a surprise package with small presents for all participating schools, educational institutes and other institutions.
Of course, we will also organize some activities. Details will follow soon on our website.
After the event: Share your experiences with us and tell us about your event and your #THINKGERMAN day. You could send us some pictures or short videos with your highlights. We will include late applications on our website.
Games and fun
-Quiz/competition about Germany or German language
-German game night
-Language competition (e.g. what is the most beautiful, longest, most difficult word in German language, etc.)--
-Painting or drawing contest
-Funny games and a "Gute-Laune" quiz at the city centre / at the train or bus station / in the streets
-Reading on public transport
-Spoken Word competition and Poetry-Slam
Music and dance
-Flashmob – Dancing German style
-Concert / Music (competition)
-Special school day – German music during lunch break
Film and theatre
-Lipdub – create a music video
-Create a short film
Material und methods
-Special school day (CLIL)
-Discover Germany – exhibit/ offer current, interesting teaching and learning material (e.g. books, CDs, DVDs): Subject areas: German language, literature, customs, culture (libraries)
-Art and culture
-Collages of famous personalities from Germany
-Exhibition "Typically German"
-Design greeting cards/ post cards
Meet-ups & tours
-Company visit/ factory tour
-Career day (schools or institutes of higher education)
-Info event: study/ scholarships in Germany
-Guided library tour in German language
-Track down German history
-Special school day – offering typical German food in the cafeteria
-German dishes in Home Economics
-Passer-by interviews – Do you speak German?
Would you like to share your own ideas with us? We would be more than happy to include them in our list. Just send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you looking for online material to use during your event or activity that could enter our #THINKGERMAN week? No need to worry – there are lots of things to discover.