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.

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.

Further materials

Ordering Teaching Materials

The following teaching material can be ordered from the Goethe-Institut Irland.  Please send your order by e-mail

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True (2013)   €3
Wintertochter ohne DVD (2012)   €3
Westwind (2012)  €3
Rhinos DVD (2012)  
Almanya ohne DV (2011)   €3
Neukölln unlimited ohne DVD (2010)  €3
"Europa" (2016) free download
"Feste in Deutschland" (2016)
Materialband (PDF, 5MB)
free download
Unterrichtspaket Flucht (PDF, 2031 KB) (2016) free download
Irisch-Deutsche Freundschaft nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg  (2014)   €3
Generationen im 21. Jahrhundert (2013)   €3
Adventures in Languages (2012)   free
Kommunikation und neue Medien (2011)   €3
Tanz mit Mir

This is a great relevant book for teens that deals with peer pressure and fitting in. Tom is new to school and he’s desperate to fit in with the crowd. But when he goes to a party one night he gets caught up in drugs and drink that leads to a terrible accident of one of his classmates.

Why I would recommend this book       
It’s a great book that shows the consequences of substance abuse and peer pressure

Why I wouldn’t recommend this book
For readers who aren’t fluent German speakers the story can become quite confusing.

Score: 6/10 

Yildiz heißt Stern

Yildiz is a young Turkish girl. Born is Germany Yildiz and her family own a small vegetable shop. Yildiz faces many conflicts in the book such as the rise of the Neo Nazis that target her family with vicious hate crimes and her religious challenges.

Why I would recommend this book
The story deals with topical issues such as the role of women in Islamic countries and the rise of the Neo Nazis in Europe. Which I found educational.

Why I wouldn’t recommend the book
The level of German used was difficult.

Score: 8/10 

Eine Liebesgeschichte

Jenny is a 30 year old actor. Her birthday is fast approaching. Deszö is her colleague that is doing everything in his power to impress her. When Jenny invites Deszö to come to her party Deszö hopes he can win Jenny’s heart so the pair can finally play the perfect couple off stage.

Why I would recommend this book.
This book comes with added activities after each chapter to improve your German vocabulary and the story is also an easy read.

Why I wouldn’t recommend this book
The story is very short so if you are looking for a long romantic love story this may not be for you.

Score: 5/10


Eva is a 15 year old girl with body issues. Her parents are really strict on sweets and chocolate. Eva eats to cope with disappointment and that’s why she carries weight. Eva feels isolated and alone until she meets Michel and learns to love herself for who she is.

Why I would recommend this book
The story has some useful life lessons for teens about growing up and it’s a very good story.

Why I wouldn’t recommend this book,
The story is more suited for pre-teens because the story isn’t very advanced.

Score 7/10