PRIMARY GERMAN ANIMALS DEUTSCHE TIERE FLASHCARDS POSTERS - GREAT FOR OLDER LEARNERS TOO!
These German animals display posters/flashcards create a fabulous German look and feel in the learning environment. I’ve found that this also helps promote German as a living language, featuring in the everyday life of beginner learners of German They introduce learners to a range of animals in German from the very beginning of their learning, and they are able to familiarize themselves with how German words ‘look’, and how sounds are represented in the written form. My younger German students really love the animals posters, and like to compare the German and English words. I’ve found that they also help very young children develop their growing understanding of the animal kingdom. We don’t necessarily learn all the animals, but we do use them for pronunciation and speaking practice, and for memory games too. Students definitely notice the different words for the, and ask why some animals are der, and others are die or das. I’ve used this as a useful prompt to introduce the concept of gender. The posters work just as well as flashcards, which are great for introducing and practicing language in general (students don’t have to learn them all!), and for playing games to engage students with German.
There are 20 animals using the masculine, feminine and neuter definite article, which again is a great opportunity to begin to compare German to English, looking closely at capitalization of nouns. I’ve chosen a couple of insects and birds, as well as animals that feature in very popular stories, such as Bär and Wolf.
The animals are:
bear; bee; bird; butterfly; cat; dog; fish; fox; frog; hedgehog; horse; kangaroo; mouse; owl; parrot; rabbit; spider; squirrel; turtle/tortoise;
There are two sets of 20 9.5x11 (A4) portrait posters - one set has a background, and one is without, in case you prefer to save a little on ink - do try to print in color though if you can, as the posters do look really good in color, and are more visually-appealing when used as flashcards too. I always laminate my posters / flashcards as they hang a lot better, are easier to manipulate as flashcards, and definitely last for years!