Learn more about the competition at the Goethe-Institut website.
Many people, especially young people, may feel powerless in relation to climate change and schools can play an important role by strengthening the ability of young people to innovate and to act. Through the competition "Umwelt macht Schule", teams of students explore the ecological situation in their community, street or school i order to draw the public's attention to the existing ecological situation.
Learn more about the competition at the Goethe-Institut website.
Would you and your students like to prepare for the oral HSC exam together with other German learners? We offer a day with intensive communicative activities for high school students from different schools, who prepare for the oral exam under the guidance of experienced teachers.
24 May – Beginners HSC Day
31 May – Continuers HSC Day
7 June – Extension HSC Day
Each day runs from 9am-2pm.
Full details and to register: https://www.goethe.de/ins/au/de/spr/unt/kal.cfm
Calling all German Teachers K-12!
The NSW Department of Education, in collaboration with the Association of Independent Schools and the Goethe-Institut Sydney will be hosting the German Teachers' Conference Blick in die Zukunft on 22 March 2019.
The conference will focus on programming the new German K-10 syllabus, task design in Stage 6 and discussion around the new HSC Extension prescribed test. There will also be presentations on the support available to German teachers and students and an update on current events in Germany.
The conference addresses standards 2.1.2, 2.3.2, 6.2.2.
The cost of attending the conference is $240 and further information regarding the event can be found here. Registration for the event closes on Friday 15 March. To register for the event, please visit the website.
The Goethe Institut, in collaboration with AIS, will hold a workshop for Stage 6 German teachers on the new school-based assessment tasks.
The workshop day will be a hands-on process of contributing ideas and sharing resources.
Date: Monday 6 August 2018
Time: 9.00 – 1.00pm
Venue: Goethe Institut, 90 Ocean Street, Woollhara
Registration deadline: 30 July 2018
To register, click on this link.
The February 2018 Goethe Institut newsletter has arrived, with lots to offer NSW German teachers.
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.
The Goethe Institut Sydney is running German courses for students in Years 10-12 in both the January and April school holidays 2018. HSC preparation courses are available for Continuers and Extension students from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 January, and from Monday 16 to Friday 20 April. The courses address the themes and topics specified in the syllabuses.
An intensive grammar course is also available in Terms 1 and 2 2018.
For more information, visits the Goethe Institut website or contact Mignon Uebele at the Goethe Institut Sydney.
Stay informed of all the latest news and events from the Goethe-Institut: Contact Claudia Steiner-Taylor to sign up to the Goethe-Insitute Newsletter for Teachers.
The Languages and Culture team is seeking experienced departmental (DoE) teachers of the Stage 6 German Extension course to create high-quality support materials for the new course prescriptions (2019-2023) that will be implemented in Term 4 2018.
Participation in the writing project will be over a period of 5 days:
- Monday 4 December 2017
- Tuesday 12 December 2017
- Wednesday 13 December 2017
- Thursday 15 February 2018
- Friday 23 February 2018.
Non-metropolitan teachers are welcome to apply - travel and accommodation reimbursements are available.
Should you wish to participate, please complete the EOI form attached below and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: Friday 22 September 2017.
Queries: Janelle Byrne, 9266 8540.
From 25 to 29 September, the Goethe-Institut Sydney is offering holiday courses for Years 11 and 12 students who wish to enrich their knowledge of German. These courses are a great opportunity for students to consolidate and extend the skills they have gained in the classroom. The courses are based on themes and topics specific to the NSW curriculum (Continuers and Extension). Follow this link for more information www.goethe.de/ins/au/en/sta/syd/kur/kuj.html
As a follow-up to the recent Extension workshop for the new prescribed film in NSW, teachers of German, together with the Goethe-Institut Australien, would like to organise two more days in which materials for the course could be developed for later distribution. The Goethe-Institut has kindly offered to accommodate the groups and would now like to have teachers enrol ASAP so that the groups can be organised. Catering will be organised by the Goethe-Institut Australien. There is no cost involved for the teachers, however, you would have to give your free time on Saturday.
Important note: Please bring your laptop and/or the film “Am Ende kommen Touristen” as the GI cannot provide laptops for everyone. One copy of the film is available at the GI. Free wireless internet is also available at the institute.
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