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Silke Learn German

I am a native German speaker and a fully qualified teacher with many years of experience teaching a range of age groups and abilities, as well as creating educational resources.

I am a native German speaker and a fully qualified teacher with many years of experience teaching a range of age groups and abilities, as well as creating educational resources.
Conjunctions in German
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Conjunctions in German

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This is a resource pack teaching students how to use conjunctions in German - both coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. The pack consists of the following: Explanation handout One matching activity One worksheet requiring students to join two sentences with a given conjunction One worksheet requiring students to choose a conjunction and join two sentences The matching activity and the two worksheets come with answer sheets.
Freizeit und Hobbys - Crossword Puzzle, Matching Activity and Wordsearch
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Freizeit und Hobbys - Crossword Puzzle, Matching Activity and Wordsearch

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These are three puzzle resources, a crossword, a wordsearch and a matching activity, with 20 hobbies/leisure activities. All the resources come with separate answer sheets. Please note - in the crossword puzzle, there are no gaps between the words, e.g. “imGartenarbeiten”. Also Umlaute are separated, e.g. ä would be “ae”.
GCSE German Translation Practice
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GCSE German Translation Practice

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Included are 19 paragraphs in German for translation into English plus a separate document with suggested answers. The topics are based on the AQA specification. The topics covered are: Me, my family and friends Technology in everyday life Free-time activities Customs and festivals Home, town, neighbourhood and region Social issues Global issues Travel and tourism My studies Life at school/college Education post-16 Jobs, career choices and ambitions
German GCSE Photocards
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German GCSE Photocards

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20 photocards modelled on the AQA GCSE specification, with high-quality photos and the two additional questions beyond the three compulsory ones. Topics covered are: A. Me, my family and friends (family) B. Technology in everyday life C. Free time activities (music) D. Free time activities (sport) E. Home, town, neighbourhood, region F. Free time activities (eating out) G. Global issues (the environment) H. Me, my family and friends (friends) I. Technology in everyday life J. Free time activities (films) K. Customs and festivals in German-speaking countries/communities L. Travel and tourism M. Social issues - healthy/unhealthy living N. My studies O. Jobs, career choices and ambitions P. The environment Q. Travel and tourism R. Life at school/college S. Education post-16 T. Poverty/homelessness
GCSE German Foundation Reading practice paper with mark scheme
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GCSE German Foundation Reading practice paper with mark scheme

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This is a full GCSE German Foundation tier reading paper, modelled on the AQA specification, with a mark scheme. The maximum mark for the paper is 60. Section A requires answers in English, Section B requires answers in German, Section C requires the translation of a passage into English.
German GCSE role-plays
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German GCSE role-plays

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20 role-plays for the German GCSE oral exam, modelled on Paper 3 of the AQA syllabus. The resource includes the candidate cards as well as teacher cards.
German regular verb conjugations
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German regular verb conjugations

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This resource pack teaches students how to conjugate regular verbs in German. The initial sheet illustrates verb conjugations using a flower. Ten verbs are then introduced and incorporated in the worksheets. Included in the pack: Handout using the picture of a flower to teach regular conjugations Two matching activites One worksheet requiring students to complete a table with conjugations Two gapfill activities of varying levels of difficulty Answer sheets for all worksheets
Adjektive - German Crossword, Wordsearch and Matching Activity
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Adjektive - German Crossword, Wordsearch and Matching Activity

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These are three puzzle resources, a crossword, a wordsearch and a matching activity, with 25 adjectives. All the resources come with separate answer sheets. Please note - in the crossword puzzle, there are no gaps between two words, e.g. “sehrgut”, the ß is written as “ss” and the Umlaute are separated, e.g. ä would be “ae”.
Obst - Fruit -German Puzzle Activities
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Obst - Fruit -German Puzzle Activities

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These are six puzzle activities including the following: Matching activity Worksheet (to translate the words) Bingo cards Crossword Scrambling activity Wordsearch The activities include 20 different fruits, some well known, e.g. der Apfel, others less well known, e.g. die Brombeere. Included are the answer sheets for every puzzle.
Animals Crossword, Wordsearch and Matching - German
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Animals Crossword, Wordsearch and Matching - German

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These are three puzzle resources, a crossword, a matching activitz and a wordsearch, with 20 animals, some easier, e.g. the dog but some a little less common, e.g. the ferret. All the resources come with separate answer sheets. Please note - in the crossword, there are no gaps between the articles and nouns, e.g. derHund.
Sports Crossword, Matching Activity and Wordsearch - German
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Sports Crossword, Matching Activity and Wordsearch - German

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These are three puzzle resources - a crossword puzzle, a matching activity and a wordsearch, all with answer sheets covering 22 types of sport. Some are the more familiar ones, e.g. football or tennis but others are more unusual, e.g. fencing or high jump, to encourage the students to learn a greater variety of vocabulary.
The future tense in German
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The future tense in German

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This resource will teach students how to talk about the future in German. Both the future tense using ‘werden’ and the use of the present tense with a time word/phrase are covered. Included in the resource: Powerpoint teaching students how to talk about the future in German A worksheet An answer sheet
Reflexive verbs and reflexive pronouns in German
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Reflexive verbs and reflexive pronouns in German

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This resource will teach students how to use reflexive verbs in German. Topics covered: what are reflexive verbs what are the reflexive pronouns in the accusative and dative the correct word order when using reflexive verbs some common reflexive verbs a practice worksheet Included in the resource: Powerpoint teaching students how to use reflexive verbs/pronouns A worksheet An answer sheet
German Tenses worksheet
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German Tenses worksheet

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This is a worksheet, covering the following tenses: Präsens Perfekt Präteritum Plusquamperfekt Futur I Futur II. The worksheet consists of 25 sentences, where the auxiliary verb and the full verb need to be highlighted and the tense needs to be identified. Accompanying the worksheet is an answer sheet.
German past participle matching card game
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German past participle matching card game

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Included in the pack are 50 past participles - in German and English. The matching cards can be printed on card and/or laminated and then need to be cut out. Learners can do this individually or collaboratively, in pairs or groups.
German Perfect Tense - Full lesson
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German Perfect Tense - Full lesson

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This is a full video lesson with exercises, that will take you through the following topics: • What is the perfect tense and when would you use it, • which auxiliary verb to use, • how to form the past participle, including exceptions, • how to construct a perfect tense sentence, including the word order. The lesson includes the powerpoint, which forms the centrepiece of the lesson and is used in the videos, worksheets that can be downloaded from this page and also online exercises, the links to which can also be found on the page. If viewing on phones or tablets, you will need to download the PowerPoint app from Google Play or the app store. If you need a different format let me know. Please note: the videos are hosted on YouTube but are unlisted, so cannot be found by searching on YouTube or search engines such as Google or Bing.
Haben and sein in German
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Haben and sein in German

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This is a resource teaching the use of ‘haben’ and ‘sein’ in German. It includes: A powerpoint teaching the conjugations of the two verbs A worksheet with two sections An answer sheet.
Die Familie - Matching Activity, Crossword and Wordsearch
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Die Familie - Matching Activity, Crossword and Wordsearch

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These are three puzzle resources, a crossword, a wordsearch and a matching activity, with 20 members of the family. All the resources come with separate answer sheets. Please note - in the crossword puzzle, there are no gaps between the articles and the nouns, e.g. “derVater”, the ß is written as “ss” and the Umlaute are separated, e.g. ä would be “ae”.