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Modern languages - Get to grips with German

What is it?

"German activities and games" is a series of activities, games, songs, quizzes and puzzles to help embed the first bits of German language.

How to use it

A quiz from cjs_uk, asking pupils how much they know about Germany, can be used as an introduction to the language, as can another video about Germany, accompanied by a PowerPoint on greetings and a quiz by lydiadavies.

A PowerPoint from rhawkes blends visual, auditory and kinaesthetic strategies to teach the key sounds of German, with examples so pupils can apply their new knowledge straightaway.

A presentation on German numbers, from alemanjana, shows how the words are built, while a series of flashcards from bevevans22, originally developed for pupils with special needs, helps to teach numbers 1-20.

The collection also includes a worksheet on German colours by Nicola Jeffrey and a PowerPoint and activities on birthdays, including a link to a rendition of Happy Birthday in German, from newfiftytwo.

Rhawkes has put up a PowerPoint introducing the names for immediate and extended family, while Charlie_overend has uploaded a workbook and resources about a zoo, featuring animal vocabulary and touching on issues such as conservation, zoo planning and the environment.

Finally, interactive games uploaded by curriculumbits.com introduce adjectives by asking pupils to describe people's characteristics, and a PowerPoint from sorymo on what children might eat or drink at lunchtime or breaktime introduces food vocabulary.

Where to find it

The collection can be found at www.tes.co.ukprimary-german.

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