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Welcome to the German resources page – providing new ideas and materials for primary teachers.

These resources have been chosen by members of the DfE Expert Panel and members of the ALL Primary Special Interest group as ones that have been used in their own schools. They include a variety of commercial as well as non-commercial resources, publications, free websites and online materials for developing cultural awareness.

The DFE Expert Panel was set up to oversee the National Curriculum review back in 2011.

ALL does not recommend or endorse particular resources.

German cultural information and resources

Germany.info

Children’s area of the German Embassy and US Consulates General website for children with country information, cultural awareness, music and recipes.

Goethe Institut

Website for the German cultural institute in the UK with information about German arts, society, music, fashion and popular culture.

Voyage Christmas

From the UK-German Connection, includes recipes for ‘Lebkuchenhaus’ and ‘Herrenplätzchen’, Christmas vocabulary and carols, and an animated advent calendar.

Navidad Digital

Spanish, Italian and German Christmas carols!

English – German language sites for teaching German

Germany.info

Children’s area of the German Embassy and US Consulates General website with information about the country, culture, music and recipes.

Hennings Haus

A web site based on the Channel 4 television series Hennings Haus.

Northern Ireland Curriculum

Three topic-based resources to support primary German.

Voyage Kids

From the UK-German Connection, includes games, quizzes, songs, stories and crafts. Switch between English and German language of operation.

German – English language sites for teaching German

Ausmalbilder

Interactive colouring website good for German colour vocabulary

Die Sendung mit der Maus

Interactive site from German broadcaster WDR with games, crafts, recipes, reviews and more.

German with Felix und Franzi

Website provided by the Goethe Institut for teaching German at KS2, featuring Felix, the frog and Franzi, the duck.

Hamsterkiste

German children’s site with stories, information and audio on just about everything; trees, space, animals, history, computers, buildings etc.

Helles-Koepfchen

Suitable for older children with games, recipes, crafts, factual information and quizzes.

Junge-Klassik

Children’s site from the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz with information and games about classical music and instruments.

Kidstation

Interactive website from the BP group with games, animations, opinion polls, quizzes and Cyber DJ music maker.

Kinder ARD.de

Access to websites from German TV and radio stations organised by age.

Kiraka

Children’s radio with games and puzzles from German broadcaster WDR.

Kinder newsletter

A monthly newsletter with articles, games cartoons and puzzles.

Kleinkind

Games, songs, rhymes, colouring and more.

Notenmax

A website all about music and instruments including tunes to play and sing along to, games, scores and lyrics to download.

Schulweb

Search for schools in Germany by region and type and visit their websites.

Tivi

A website with videos and audio recordings for older children by German broadcaster ZDF.

Voyage Kids

Website from the UK-German Connection, includes games, quizzes, songs, stories and crafts. Switch between English and German language of operation.

Lingo

Children’s website from the Goethe Institut with songs, stories, games and more.

Zzzebra

A web magazine with stories, games, jokes, poems, songs and crafts.

Search engines

Google Search Engine

Google Search Engine: www.google.de

Lycos Search Engine

Lycos Search Engine: www.lycos.de/

Yahoo Search Engine

Yahoo Search Engine: de.yahoo.com/

Advice for primary teachers

Advice & guidance for teachers of languages in the primary sector.

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Advice & guidance for language coordinators in the primary sector.

Advice for head teachers

Advice & guidance for head teachers & governors in the primary sector.