Please contact Lauren Taylor if interested.
Callaghan College Waratah in Newcastle is growing and they are seeking a language teacher for a full-time temporary block for 2019, with possibility of extension.
Please contact Lauren Taylor if interested.
All German teachers are invited to attend the "Baking for Advent" free workshop. Guest chef Helge Hagemann from Hamburg and pastry chef Brigit Marx of Sugar Plum Bakery in Sydney will lead the culinary workshop.
Date: Monday 12 November 2018
Place: Goethe Institut 90 Ocean Street Woollahra
Please note that this event is not suitable for participants who have nut allergies. Limited places available, so get in quick and register with the Goethe Institut or contact Marina Shine.
The 2018 National Conference for Teachers of German will be held from 31 August to 1 September 2018 at Bayview Eden, Melbourne.
Registrations are closing on Friday 17 August – please register through this link if you are interested in attending the event. This year's guest speakers are Rebecca Rashid from the Goethe-Institut in Berlin and Maria Fischer-Siregar from the Goethe-Institut in Indonesia.
For further information, visit the conference page or contact Jelena Herster.
The German zoo worksheets have been uploaded to the Languages NSW - Resources group on Yammer, which can be accessed through the portal. Although they're now more than a decade old, and would need updating if you are planning a day at the zoo, they are still a good starting point.
North Sydney Boys High School is looking for an experienced German teacher to teach a 0.9 load of Year 7 – 11 (Continuers) classes for the first 5 weeks of Term 3 (Monday 23rd July to Monday 27th August).
Please contact email@example.com for more details.
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.
Thinking about a tree-change?
Coonabarabran High School is seeking a language teacher to start beginning Term 2. The mandatory language course is taught to Year 8 (3 classes) and there is also an elective Year 9/10 class. The language classes are currently German, so that is the first preference, however other languages will be considered.
The position is until the end of the year with strong possibility of extension and discussion of permanency. The balance of the load is made up in the Support Unit.
Please contact Mary Doolan, Relieving Principal, Coonabarabran High School on 68421099.
Each year students from 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 final to win the German School Film Award in Australia.
The winning entries from 2017, on the topic of Deutschland im Jahr 3017, will be determined by an online vote.
Voting starts on Monday 19 February and will close on Sunday 4 March 2018.
The three finalists in each category (primary, junior secondary and senior secondary) can be viewed online.
Use the online voting form to vote for your favourite films.
The film with the most votes in each category will be awarded the National German School Film Award 2018 and receive a German DVD.
The winning films will be announced in mid March.
The Goethe-Institut Sydney invites students of German in Year 10 to participate in this competition to attend a 3-week language course in Germany in January 2019.
The winner will receive a scholarship for a 3-week language course, including airfares and full board. Second and third place winners will be awarded an intensive holiday course at the Goethe-Institut Sydney, to be taken before November 2019.
To apply for the award students need to:
- hand in a flyer, poster or brochure in GERMAN presenting “Deutsch in meiner Welt”
- write a supporting letter in ENGLISH (approx. 200 words) explaining why he/she is the ideal candidate for this scholarship.
Application deadline: 30 March 2018
The application form is attached below, and you can contact Inken Steeb at the Goethe-Institut Sydney for more information.
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.
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