This month we bring you links for teachers and students of German. Most of these sites are from Germany and provide authentic text, native speakers, and access to contemporary German culture.
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Hello World provides games, activities and songs in German.
Lilipuz: Radio fur Kinder features games, quizzes and radio programs in German.
News4Kids gives current events in simple text with lots of pictures.
Oli’s Wilde Welt is a German children’s television program. Watch videos and play games about animals.
BR-KinderInsel features current events and music from a German kids’ radio station.
Play games at the Web site of Unser Sandmannchen, a German children’s program.
Learn what happens in a German City Hall with KinderRathaus.
Geolino has information on animals and nature.
Older StudentsThe German Embassy in the United States provides lots of information about German culture, history and politics. It includes video clips and games like “Germany Adventure.” Available in English or German.
Deutsch Welle is Germany’s international broadcast service. The site provides news and information about Germany in German, English, and other languages, and includes an interactive German course, interactive mysteries, radio broadcasts, and more.
The German Government Home Page provides facts and information about the country in German and English.
The Leo Online Dictionary translates English words into German, and also provides audio clips with the German pronunciation.
Play Destination Death from the BBC to practice your German language skills.
BiteSize Revision from the BBC provides practice with listening to and understanding German.
Zzzebra is a German Web magazine for kids.
Learn about German politics through comics at Hanisauland, a children’s Internet site with a political theme from the Federal Centre for Political Education in Bonn, Germany.
Checked4you is a German consumer site for teens. Lots of interesting information about sports, food, computers, the environment, etc.
The Web site for the German teen program Ah! Features articles and video clips.
Read about German history at LeMO: Lebendiges virtuelles Museum Online.
Learn about the history of Switzerland at Schweizer Geschichte. An English translation is also available.
The Foreign Service Institute provides German Courses online, including some texts and audio files.
These sites provide reading on different topics for advanced German students:
TeachersThe Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers provides professional development, grants and awards to language teachers at all levels of instruction.
The American Association of Teachers of German Web site provides links to teaching resources, professional development opportunities and more.
The World Languages Education page from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction provides information on standards, the Hessen exchange program and more.
The BBC Languages: German page is a gateway to video, games and online learning modules for different levels of German study.
Partnerschulnetz.de is an online tool for schools worldwide who are interested in partnerign with a school in Germany.
Stay current on German arts and culture with ARTE, a European public-service cultural television channel.
Deutsch-als-fremdspache.de is a site for teaching German as a foreign language from the Institute for International Cooperation in and the University of Düsseldorf.
Last updated 05/26/2010
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