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Author: Claudia Kusian, Goethe-Institut

‘Deutsch mit Karla und Kai’: new teaching materials for the third and fourth year of primary German on the way

The teaching materials for German in primary schools, ‘Deutsch mit Felix und Franzi‘, will be extended by another volume in summer 2016.

So far, the cute and highly popular hand puppets Felix Frosch and Franzi Ente lead the children through the first two years of learning German. As the children grow older, the hand puppets might become less appealing to them. Consequently, the authors decided to introduce the more age-appropriate cartoon insects Karla and Kai. Volume three follows Karla and Kai in their adventures in six chapters which are accompanied by cartoon films and detailed lesson plans ensuring progression in vocabulary and grammar. The release of Volume 3 is planned for summer 2016 and will be available free of charge on the Goethe-Institut’s website.

Watch out for Volume 4 in summer 2017.

Goethe-Institut Train the Trainer seminars 2016

After the successful completion of German language up-skilling courses for primary teachers in five local authorities at the end of 2015, the Goethe-Institut is again offering Train the Trainer seminars for German specialists who would like to become trainers for their local authorities. The seminar participants will be introduced to our free teaching materials ‘Deutsch mit Felix und Franzi’, which offer the basis to consolidate German as L2 or roll out German as L3. They will be trained in delivering language courses for primary teachers with little or no previous knowledge of German through the Felix and Franzi scheme, thereby enabling primary teachers to deliver German lessons in an age-appropriate, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and confident way.

Martina Schwarz tour June 2016

The German singer/songwriter Martina Schwarz will be touring primary schools in Scotland for two days in June. Her accordion accompanied songs from the song books ‘Learn German with songs’ are well known and popular with children and teachers alike. We look forward to some action-packed concerts.

For further information please contact Claudia Kusian.

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