German Language Zone

Deutsch: Lehren und Lernen is the Language Zone for teachers of German at all levels and in all sectors, available to ALL members. It includes articles on teaching German, on the German language and on contemporary Germany. There are also reviews of publications about Germany and of resources for teaching German, plus details of forthcoming events. It includes regular News and Notes sections informing readers about cultural and political events in the German-speaking countries. DLL aims to provide a link between different educational sectors in which German is taught as a foreign language, from primary through secondary and into adult, further and higher education. Articles are in English or German. Contributions reach us from inside and outside the UK. Contributions submitted to Deutsch: Lehren und Lernen are peer reviewed and published online subject to approval by independent referees.

All articles about the teaching and learning of German

Was machen die Deutschen, wenn es heiß wird?

As we start to swelter in the UK during the current heatwave in June 2018 and our classrooms become hotter and students less engaged, perhaps you could consider the question: Was machen die Deutschen, wenn es heiß wird?  One answer is…   Eis essen! Eating ice cream is...

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Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft 2018

Carol Hughes, Language Consultant and ALL Resources Editor Are you looking for links for KS2/3 students for the Football World Championships?  Here are a few children’s sites on the German web worth looking at: The...

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Carol Hughes, consultant and ALL Resources Reviews Editor Muttertag wird immer am zweiten Sonntag im Mai in den deutschsprachigen Ländern gefeiert.  Kinder fragen sich, was sie ihrer Mama schenken können.  Am Muttertag soll man den Müttern für alles, was sie für die...

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Travel around Scotland learning German…

Kittys Schottland-Safari Words: Carol Hughes, Language Consultant and ALL Resources Editor Kittys Schottland Safari is a picture book published in five different languages.  It is a humorous story about a cat family and the daughter cat, Kitty, who knits items for...

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Be inspired…resources for film and literature at A Level

Reviewed by: Kerstin Christmann, German teacher, Stockport Grammar School If you are looking for a compact overview of the themes and characters in the books and films that are on the prescribed list of the new AS/A2 German curriculum, I can warmly recommend German...

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Talking the Talk in French, German, Italian and Spanish

Words: Joanna Alexander, The University of Nottingham talking the Talk French, German, Italian and Spanish is a series of books aimed at helping the learner to feel confident in chatting in social situations. Topics covered include: getting to know people, lifestyle...

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Early Language Learning: Complexity and Mixed Methods

Words: Lisa Stevens, Primary language teacher and ALL Council member Early Language Learning: Complexity and Mixed Methods, edited by Janet Enever and Eva Lindgren Early Language Learning: Complexity and Mixed Methods is the first in a series of books published by...

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Celebrating Martinstag

Helen Giles, German teacher Backen, basteln, begeistern -my three favourite activities, and when it comes to teaching German I think it is essential to prioritise fun in order to boost students’ motivation. A year spent working in a German Kindergarten, before...

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A year in Vienna

by Matilde Erco, PGCE student teacher, Bristol and ALL student ambassador Hallo zusammen, Ich heiße Matilde und ich habe gerade einen akademischen Grad in (BA) Modern Languages ​​von der Universität von Southampton abgeschlossen. Es ist ein vierjähriger Bachelor, in...

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News & Notes

Colleen Marshman, News and Notes Editor I would very much welcome items for inclusion in News and Notes.  Please contact me via email: WEGWEISER ZUR BUNDESTAGSWAHL 2017 On 24 September the German people go to the polls.  Despite a significant...

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Der erste Schultag in Deutschland

Lea Deitermann and Roma Schultz, Goethe-Institut London August oder September – das sind die Monate, in denen viele Kinder in Deutschland ihren ersten Schultag haben. Einige der Kinder warteten ungeduldig auf diesen Tag, andere wären gern noch länger in den...

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