This page features free-of-charge materials for teaching young children from pre-K to 5th grade. Learn how to teach CLIL, combine German and STEM or bring techniques of mindfulness into your German classroom. Brush up on the theory and methods of teaching this age group. Find out how we support German learning at an early age in the U.S. through our main program, SPARK for German.
The Kinderuniversity is a free of charge online platform for children (age 8-12 years old), teachers, and parents. There are three disciplines -- humanities, natural sciences, and technology -- and 30 lectures. Each lecture is in English with German subtitles. Didactic materials, videos, and lesson plans for each lecture are available for teachers.
Felix the Frog and Franzi the Lady Duck are two handpupetts who live in a typical German mailbox and tell stories abour their new home, England. Materials include videos, texts and extensive lesson plans.
A joint project between the Goethe-Institut and the American Association of Teachers of German, SPARK for GERMAN provides professional development for future German instructors and enables students across the United States to start learning German at an early age.
A central informational portal and a meeting point for administrators, teachers, parents, and everyone else involved in establishing or running German immersion programs as part of formal educational system in the U.S.
Comprehensive lessons in English on historical and contemporary Germany that can be easily integrated into preexisting curricula: Geography, Contemporary life, History, and Grimm brothers and other tales.
Focus students’ attention at the beginning of each lesson with short exercises for 10 weeks. Additional material can be used to calm students’ nerves before exams or to center a class that has lost focus.
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