The German Digital Kinderuniversity ("Kinderuni") is a free educational project run by the Goethe-Institut for children aged 8 to 12 years old. Children enroll digitally at the Kinderuni to explore different scientific areas in three faculties – Humankind, Nature and Technology – and at the same time learn German in a fun and playful way.
The German Digital Kinderuniversity is accessible in English to pilot schools and will be officially launched on May 24, 2019. Can't wait that long?
Sign up today at https://kinderuni.goethe.de/
FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS
Are you a U.S. elementary / middle school interested in working with the Kinderuni prior to its official launch in May 2019? Contact us at Kinderuni-USA@goethe.de to find out more about this unique opportunity.
Every child can enroll into and study at the Kinderuni from the comfort of their home. All 30 lectures are accessible at any time and free of charge on our digital learning platform: https://kinderuni.goethe.de/
ACCESS FOR PARENTS
Parents can set up a parent account to follow children’s progress in the Kinderuni and see what "career stages" (e.g. Bachelor, Master, Doctor) have already been achieved.
Further information about the Kinderuni can be found on the "About the Kinderuni" page.
The Kinderuni can be used in the classroom in different contexts and areas of application. We have developed didactic materials for German teachers to accompany each Kinderuni lecture.
Foreign language + subject matter teaching = CLIL (Content and language integrated learning), one of the leading methods of modern foreign-language instruction. Individual lectures will be integrable into the CLIL instruction method as supplemental material.
ACCESS FOR TEACHERS
Once the Kinderuni is up and running in May 2019, teachers can set up a teacher account which enables the ability to track students' progress. The teacher account also provides access to learning scenarios for interactive German lessons with instructions and worksheets that are free to download.