Teaching and Learning German

Conferences

LANGUAGES & BUSINESS Forum
FaDaF -  Fachverband für Deutsch als Fremdsprache

Communicate with other Teachers & Learners

Jetzt Chat Weekly chat sessions on particular topics as well as spontaneous chat, with tutors.  Also videos and transcripts.

Classroom Resources

goethe.de Tool to construct your own language learning exercises using texts of your choice.

thelanguagemenu.com Games, materials, tools for generating exercises and much more.

goethe.de and irishfilm.ie Materials for use in class for the following films: Lola rennt, Good bye Lenin, Das Wunder von Bern, Kurz und schmerzlos, Emil und die Detektive, Jenseits der Stille, Im Juli

Wirtschaftsdeutsch.de IIK Düsseldorf. Website offering thousands of links, learning materials, scholarships and much more. Reputable and extensive website incl Materialbörse, Übungsdatenbank, Webliographie.

DaF-Netzwerk.org Discussion, materials, links, conferences etc

Deutsche Welle Deutsche Welle – prepared Texts with Glossaries

Deutsch-online Materials for teachers and learners, also generate your own exercises

Lingofox Website for generating your own materials and exercises.

ZARB Generate your own teaching materials

Jetzt ihr! - Lernertexte mit Aufgaben (Goethe)
Have your students put together a news report

AATG
American Association of Teachers of German. Including Materials and links

Deuschlern.net
Exercises and materials for teachers and learners

Authentik
Trinity College based company providing classroom resources.

oesterreichinstitut.at/materialien.html
Austrian-based material for teachers and learners incl film didacticisations

CLIL for intercultural Dialogue – the CLIL Project (Content and language integrated learning).   Didacticised materials on aspects of German history

view videos on current topics on ARD’s YouTube channel

Audio-Lingua  Databank of original audio-files (native speakers) in MP3 format.  When used for teaching or private use no licence necessary. Max 2 mins each, misc topics, also English, French, Spanish.

Landeskunde in "Slow-Motion"  Aspects of Landeskunde from A for Autobahn to Z for Zeitung in slowly spoken Podcasts.  teaching materials also available for a small fee.

Step into German  Material on Football and music (Goethe Institute San Francisco) 

Sprache der Zukunft Deutsche Welle Project gives multimedia portraits of learners of German from all over the world, who have learned German for fun, for work, for holidays, for their studies, etc

Jojo sucht das Glück A Websoap for those learning German. New episode on love and friendship every Thursday, with worksheets and interactive exercises.  33 Episodes.  

Popcasts Monthly news Monatlich on current German bands, by Goethe Institute and Zündfunk.  Non Chart artistes from Pop to Rock to Hip Hop to Electro.

mittelschulvorbereitung.ch Free materials downloads

wiki.zum.de ZUM wiki is an open platform for teaching materials and the learning process, incl. the exchange of information, experiences, and ideas regarding class and school.

Graf Gutfreund Portfolio of materials for teaching DaF to adults 

Lehrerfreund  Materials for secondary teaching.

Edugenerator Generate your own daily/weekly plan, name cards, certificates

http://www.classtools.net/blog/ and http://www.classtools.net/ are two excellent resources with very creative ideas for teaching generally.  aimed at primary school but most of the ideas could be adapted to teaching in language context.

Fach DaF

Goethe Institute Dossier on new developments and current debates in DaF

www.hueber.de/wiki-99-stichwoerter     An online reference tool for methodological /didatic jargon and topics concerning language teaching.

THINK GERMAN Campaign to provide information on and raise the profile for learning German on all educational and academic levels in the UK.

TU Darmstadt
University of Alberta, Journal for intercultural Language Teaching (Zeitschrift fur den interkulturellen Fremdsprachenunterricht)

GFL Journal

    Online journal for Drama & Theatre in foreign language education


Language Blogs

DaF-Blog  A creative collection with lots and lots of ideas and contributions – a treasure trove for teachers and learners alike.

Majstersztyk Service with recommendations for teaching materials for DaF.Every Tuesday new materials presented: Online materials, Youtube films, language games, Web 2.0 tools, and more.

deutsch-lerner.blog.de

Business German in Ireland Working group. Includes links, teaching materials, yerar abroad information, a support forum, information on scholarships, placements, competitions, and much more.

Portals

UCC Library Webportal for German

UCC Library selected links for German

Mein-deutschbuch Internet portal for learning German.  Wide range of materials and exercises on offer.  Mix of entertainment and didactics.  For teachers and learners both

Bildungsserver
Portal - Pedagogy for all levels

Mein-deutschbuch Internet portal for leraning German.  Wide range of materials and exercises on offer.  Mix of entertainment and didactics.  For teachers and learners both.

www.goethe.de    Goethe Institute.  Includes German language courses, courses for teachers, teaching materials, links, articles, and much more.

Young Germany  Living, studying and working in Germany

Practise your German

Harry - gefangen in der Zeit  http://www.dw.com/de/deutsch-lernen/harry/s-13219  Mit dem Deutschkurs für Anfänger „Harry - gefangen in der Zeit“ begibt sich der Lerner auf eine absolut verrückte Reise. In 100 spannenden, animierten Folgen lernt er gemeinsam mit Harry Sprache, Land und Leute kennen. Es gibt interaktive Übungen, Vokabel- und Grammatikhilfen, landeskundliche Informationen sowie kreative Ideen für den Unterricht. Präsentiert wird der Kurs von Zuzana Leetz.

Deutschlernreise  https://landeskunde.wordpress.com/2007/06/19/deutschlernreise/ Learn German and get to know Germany.  On a virtual tour through Germany tasks must be completed and questions answered – practical knowledge, information, language.

BBC Languages

www.goethe.de  Learn German.  Includes language exercises, texts, audio and video material with exercises, discussion fora & chat, glossary.

Was ist los in Hauptstraße 117? Beginners German in the internet

Deutsch-Uni Online (DUO) a modular, web-based Learning platform for learning German and other foreign languages.

Deutsch als Fremdsprache.de
IIK Düsseldorf. Website offering thousands of links, learning materials, scholarships and much more. Reputable and extensive website.

http://www.dw.com/de/deutsch-lernen/s-2055
Deutsche Welle – everything you need to practise, read, watch, listen in German.

view videos on current topics on ARD’s YouTube channel

Audio-Lingua  Databank of original audio-files (native speakers) in MP3 format.  When used for teaching or private use no licence necessary. Max 2 mins each, misc topics, also English, French, Spanish.

Landeskunde in "Slow-Motion"  Aspects of Landeskunde from A for Autobahn to Z for Zeitung in slowly spoken Podcasts.  teaching materisl also available for a small fee.

Step into German  "Step into German" (Goethe Institute San Francisco) Material on Football and music. 

Sprache der Zukunft  Deutsche Welle Project gives multimedia portraits of learners of German from all over the world, who have learned German for fun, for work, for holidays, for their studies, etc

"Jojo sucht das Glück" a Websoap for those learning German. New episode on love and friendship every Thursday, with worksheets and interactive exercises.  33 Episodes.  

Popcasts  monthly news Monatlich on current German bands, by Goethe Institute and Zündfunk.  Non Chart artistes from Pop to Rock to Hip Hop to Electro.

www.goethe.de
materials, incl listening comprehension

www.mercer.edu
Grammar, Culture, Vocabulary exercises by Mercer University, Georgia, USA Click on dropdown menu labelled 'Language Resources' and coose your level.

webgerman.com
grammar, Syntax, Landeskunde, incl audio materials

www.learn-german-online.net
Grammar explanations, exercises, and lots of great links

Schubert Verlag Online  Grammar Exercises

Linguanet
Online exercises grouped by level.

Deutsch-als-Fremdsprache   IIK Düsseldorf. Website offering thousands of links, learning materials, scholarships and much more. Reputable and extensive website.

Schreibwerkstatt
Practise writinig skills, Universität Essen

http://www.sprachzeitungen.de/    language learning magazine in five languages.  €27.60 p.a.

www.deutsch-perfekt.com   Learn German.  annual or mini-subscription available

Reference

www.deutschonline.de
German grammar explained. No exercises.

IDS Mannheim  - Grammis 
Explanations of German Grammar

IDS Mannheim
Institut für deutsche Sprache Mannheim

Syntax interaktiv    Syntax course for learners of German

12 online dictionaries, e.g Grimm, Lexer, Goethe-WB, etc.

Rechtschreibreform

Redensarten-Index

Databank for idiomatic expressions.  Zwei Fliegen mit einer Klappe schlagen...jemanden auf die Palme bringen...

Grammatik online lernen

Wahrig Sprachberatung  Ask your questions about German language here!


Study Skills and Effective Language Learning

Learning Strategies
Tips from experts at the University of Hamburg on how to learn a foreign language, find your own learing style, including results from research.

http://www.skillsproject.ie
Study & learn more efficiently. Learn how to manage your studies, make deadlines, write essays & assignments:

http://www.studygs.net/

Learning Skills

Planning Assignments

Test your Skills

www.germanizer.com
An humorous and fun interactive game on German culture and cliches

www1.spiegel.com
language quiz by Bastian Sick - Zwiebelfisch. This will make you think!

Web 2.0 Tools

 

lehrer-online.de  Tips for useful tools and materials in teh internet and how to use then in class 

lehrerfortbildung-bw.de/werkstatt  Media workshop - support for using new media in class

glogster create your own interactive posters online

Voicethread.com upload photos and add your own comment/audio text

Wordle.net create word clouds

Voxopop create audio files online

Audiyou online audiothek

Clipgenerator create video clips online

ToonDoo Cartoon generator create your own cartoons & caricatures online

Department of German

First Floor, O' Rahilly Building, UCC

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