We've just published support materials for Stage 4 on our curriculum website. You'll find a unit starter based on preparations for Harmony Day, two sample assessment tasks (Harmony Day and student exchange), and an updated scope and sequence.
The National Conference for Teachers of German will be presenting inspiring ideas and best practice examples of "authentic learning" from international and local educators.
Date: 4-5 September 2020
Venue: Bayview Eden, 6 Queens Road Melbourne, Victoria
For more information and to register, contact the Goethe-Institut Australien.
Registration closes Friday 14 August 2020.
The April 2020 Goethe-Institut newsletter has arrived, with lots to offer NSW German teachers.
Goethe at home – online materials
Given that more and more schools are faced with having to teach in a virtual classroom, the Goethe-Institut has compiled a collection of materials that are suitable for the teaching and learning of German online.
Learning German online in Australia
There is good news for everyone interested in learning German in Australia. All Goethe-Institut courses are now online.
LINGO macht mint
LINGO consists of a hands-on magazine for children between the ages of 8 and 12 as well as the MINTmobile website and app for teens aged 13 to 16. All the resources are accessible free of charge on the Lingo website and can be used for digital learning.
National conference for teachers of German
The biennial National Conference for Teachers of German will be held in Melbourne from 4-5 September 2020. The conference sessions will explore the latest teaching programs and trends in research and language policies. Call for papers and conference registrations are now open.
Join the Goethe-Institut for the first edition of the GETVICO 24 – the virtual German teacher conference. 24 hours dedicated to teaching German around the world. The conference will start on 20 October 2020, in North America, pass on to Australia (21 October), continue to India and finally to our head office in Munich, Germany – and you can participate from wherever you are! Be part of it, share your expertise with colleagues and give a short speech about your topic. Maybe you are an expert with digital media, love to use films and literature in your class or you are experienced with differentiated instruction?
The March 2020 Goethe-Institut newsletter has arrived, with lots to offer NSW German teachers.
Kino for Kids 2020
‘Kino for Kids’ will be part of the German Film Festival in 2020. The diverse program focuses on science and astronomy. This year there are double features, showing 2 films on the same day for similar age groups. 'Kino for Kids' school screenings will be shown in Sydney.
National conference for teachers of German
Join the Goethe-Institut for their biannual National Conference for Teachers of German on 4-5 September 2020 in Melbourne to explore the latest teaching programs and trends in research and language policies. Call for papers and registrations are now open.
Scholarships for online DLL courses
Deutsch Lehren Lernen (DLL) is an innovative professional learning program of the Goethe-Institut answering fundamental questions regarding the teaching of German as an additional language. The 10-week online courses offer a variety of subjects and are designed for teachers of German who are looking for professional learning using the latest training methodologies. Applications close 28 March 2020 for DLL 3 and DLL 5. Applications close 24 April 2020 for DLL 8.
In this project, students from 11 countries will work together to address the problems of the future. With the help of digital media they will give their generation a voice. Teachers will take part in a seminar that provides new ideas for digital lesson design. Darecon is for students between 15 and 17 years old and teachers of German. Applications close 15 April 2020.
HSC Beginners, Continuers and Extension days
Would you and your students like to prepare for the oral HSC examinations together with other German learners? The Goethe-Institut offers a day with intensive communicative activities for high school students from different schools, who are preparing for the oral examinations under the guidance of experienced teachers.
EDDU – Erfolgreich digital deutsch unterrichten
EDDU is a project of the Goethe-Institut in South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand that supports teaching and learning of German with digital tools. Teaching materials are available for download.
Goethe Fit examinations at your school
The Goethe-Institut is offering German examinations for children and teenagers within the aged 10-16 for Fit in Deutsch 1 and students aged 12-16 for Goethe Zertifikat A2: Fit in Deutsch. Depending on student numbers, the examinations can take place at school or at the Goethe-Institut. For examinations booked at the Goethe-Institut a hands-on CLIL workshop can be conducted for students, free of charge.
Goethe-Institute's Language Maintenance Courses are back this summer! Study German in the morning and take a dip at Bondi Beach in the afternoon – or participate in one of the workshops offered in the afternoon.
The Languages and Culture team is offering partial scholarships to support teachers of German 7-12 from NSW public schools to attend the Language Maintenance Courses at Woollahra. The scholarships will cover $300 towards the event registration fee and up to $300 towards travel and/or accommodation expenses.
If you are a teacher of German 7-12 in a NSW public school, and are interested in receiving support to attend this valuable professional learning event, please read the information on the attached EOI, and send your completed form to Evia Kyriacou by 5pm on Monday 6 January 2020.
To learn more about the courses, contact the Goethe-Institut's language department in Sydney, visit their website or call 02 8356 8343.
The August 2019 Goethe Institut newsletter has arrived, with lots to offer NSW German teachers.
Scholarships for German language courses in 2020
Apply for a scholarship to participate in a 4-week German language course at a Goethe-Institut in Germany. The scholarship provides the opportunity to update German language skills in a German-speaking environment, while the accompanying cultural and leisure program enables you to learn more about Germany.
Application deadline: 20 September 2019
Scholarships for online DLL courses
Deutsh Lehren Lernen is an innovative professional learning and further training program of the Goethe-Institut. It consists of a 10-week long set of online courses on different subjects designed for German teachers looking for professional learning utilising the latest training methods and newest materials.
Schools for sustainability – think, research act!
A competition for Year 7-12 students. In teams students explore the ecological situation in their place of residence, their street or at their school.
Registration deadline: 21 October 2019
Goethe im Garten school visits
Would you like to give your students a stimulating break from the classroom? Take your students to visit the community garden at the Goethe-Institut in Sydney to observe the garden and meet the hive of native stingless bees. Students will also learn about healthy food while expanding and deepening their German language skills.
Place an order for free book prizes for school students who have show superior achievement in their studies of the German language.
Deadline: 13 September 2019
ACARA has released new work samples for Foundation to Year 10 German.
The work sample portfolios have been selected, annotated and reviewed by classroom teachers and curriculum experts. The portfolio for German provides teachers with work samples that are at satisfactory level.
The portfolios support teachers and schools to make balanced judgements of student performance over time, in relation to the relevant achievement standards in the Australian Curriculum.
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
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