German for young learners
Levels A1-A2

Jugendliche A1-A2 © Colourbox

This page features carefully curated free-of-charge teaching materials for students in middle and high schools, grades 6-12, categorized according to the A1-A2 levels of the European Common Framework of Reference (CEFR). For theoretical concepts and advice on methodology, visit our methodology page

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Contemporary Germany

Learning with social media and apps

Gaming in German

Music and art

Social studies and history

we lived on miracles @GISNY

We lived on Miracles- Stories of Holocaust Survivors

What can we learn from the past for our present? This bilingual textbook (German & English) for students in grades 5-12, features the oral histories of seven Holocaust survivors, gathered by students of the German International School New York (GISNY).  As a remembrance project, this book was produced by 7th graders in cooperation with two local Jewish organizations, the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center and Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, the Penguin Random House publishing house, the Goethe-Institut, and the German Consulate General New York.
Textbook "We lived on Miracles: Stories of Holocaust survivors"   Download Guide for teachers about how to use the textbook in your classroom.


Identity and diversity

Your students deserve the world - start with Germany! GAPP - The German American Partnership Program. Foto: GAPP / B. Ludewig

Colorful diversity

Explore diversity in your family, friend circles and school with materials from the German American Partnership Program (GAPP).

Worksheet for Students    
Lesson Plan for Teachers

Film and video

Everyday rituals



Soccer camp © Goethe-Institut

Learn German, play soccer, have fun!

Learn everything about soccer in one place! Teaching materials at A1 level: Vocabulary building, games, contests.
Soccer Camps Teaching Materials A1

girls soccer camp © Goethe-Institut

Learn German, play soccer, have fun!

Learn everyting about soccer in one place! Teaching materials at A2 level: vocabulary building, games, contests.
Soccer camps Teaching Materials A2

Student exchange

German for your classroom

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