To keep in touch with the Goethe-Insitut and stay informed about the fantastic range of support they offer to teachers of German, contact Claudia Steiner-Taylor who will add you to the mailing list: Claudia.Steiner-Taylor@goethe.de
HSC CONTINUERS AND EXTENSION DAY – FREE WORKSHOP
Would you and your students like to prepare for the HSC oral exam with other German learners? The Goethe-Insitut is running a workshop with intensive communicative activities for high school students from different schools, who prepare for the oral exam under the guidance of experienced teachers.
Dates for 2018:
HSC Continuers Day: 4 May 2018
HSC Extension Day: 1 June 2018
Target group: HSC Continuers/Extension
Duration: 9am – 2 pm
For more information contact Inken Steeb.
Ph. 8356 8342
NATIONAL SCHOOL FILM AWARD
Each year students all over Australia produce short films which are screened in the German School Film Festivals in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. The best films from each category in each city are entered in the finale – the German School Film Prize in Australia.
The National German School Film Award 2018 for the winning entries from 2017 with the topic Deutschland im Jahr 3017 will be held as a digital Vote for the Winner event.
VOTE for your favourite school film entry.
The films with the most votes will win the National German School Film Award 2018 and receive a German DVD. The winning films will be announced in mid March.
TEACHING AND LEARNING PROJECTS AND MATERIALS
Kalendar 2018 – Sport in Deutschland
The new 2018 wall calendar has arrived. This year's title is Sport in Deutschland. Each month is presented with an image on the front page and further information on the back page, including statements of young people, interviews, cartoons and statistics. The calendar addresses topics of interest to young people aged between 15 and 25, such as swimming, skiing, climbing, break dance, surfing, vaulting and unicycling. Of course one of the most important topics this year will be soccer. The materials are perfectly suitable for the German class room.
All pages and additional teaching material for each month are available for download from the Goethe Institut website.
Enterprise German – Unternehmen Deutsch promotes the collaboration between schools and German companies/or Australian companies with a relationship to German speaking countries within the region. Applications for Term 2, 2018 are now open.
Lego Mindstorms – robotics and coding in German
LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 is a robot composed of a programmable computer, motors and sensors. The robots can be built into different models using LEGO bricks. Depending on the complexity of the project LEGO MINDSTORMS are suited to students from Years 5 to 9.
Coding with Blue-Bot: resources for primary schools (K–2)
Blue-Bot is a small robot that can be programmed using a tablet or PC or with the arrows on the robot itself. Through this coding game students adopt new skills in Digital Technologies and learn German at the same time. Additionally, with the Goethe-Institut’s classroom mats other learning areas can be integrated in the German lessons.