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Apples forTeachers

I have taught Languages for over 37 years and believe that maintaining fresh ideas is pivotal. I know that resource creation demands time that teachers lack. So, for the past 10 years, I have trained teachers myself and published books of ideas for teachers to deliver the curriculum. Apples are given to teachers as a sign of appreciation. The “apples” on this site are little treats for you in the German classroom that minimise your preparation. Guten Appetit!

I have taught Languages for over 37 years and believe that maintaining fresh ideas is pivotal. I know that resource creation demands time that teachers lack. So, for the past 10 years, I have trained teachers myself and published books of ideas for teachers to deliver the curriculum. Apples are given to teachers as a sign of appreciation. The “apples” on this site are little treats for you in the German classroom that minimise your preparation. Guten Appetit!
April-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern
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April-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern

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This is one of a series of twelve fictional case-studies, featuring cartoon characters describing their experience of a celebration in a German-speaking country. Each author-illustrated case study covers the origins of the festival plus its social significance today. Each case-study is written for GCSE (Year 11) pupils and Year 12 A Level German studies. Festivals feature on both the GCSE and the A Level syllabus. The case studies and the author notes take into account the type of questioning techniques used in both examinations. Each case-study relates to a different month of the calendar year. Each case-study comprises a cartoon illustration of the central character, a story in German about this character’s experience of a German festival, a vocabulary list to support comprehension of the story, a comprehension exercise and answers, a podcast recording of the story read by a German native-speaker, a suggested writing task and a selection of Youtube/internet links for further exploration of the festival theme. There is sufficient material in a case-study for 2 or 3 lessons of exploring the story and the festival themes, or it could be used as an end-of-term project.
German Bundle of Festive Joy!
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German Bundle of Festive Joy!

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There are twelve festivals in this series of German-speaking traditions, one for each month of the calendar year. Each festival resource offers teachers of German a ready-made teaching resource of reading, listening, speaking and writing opportunities for pupils of GCSE and A Level German. In this bundle, all 12 months are packaged together. You may decide to focus on just one or two festivals in a single academic year, however with this bundle of festive joy, you can return again and again, as your classes change, choosing a different festival/festivals each time. Äpfel für Lehrer – because you deserve them.
August-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern
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August-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern

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This is one of a series of twelve fictional case-studies, featuring cartoon characters describing their experience of a celebration in a German-speaking country. Each author-illustrated case study covers the origins of the festival plus its social significance today. Each case-study is written for GCSE (Year 11) pupils and Year 12 A Level German studies. Festivals feature on both the GCSE and the A Level syllabus. The case studies and the author notes take into account the type of questioning techniques used in both examinations. Each case-study relates to a different month of the calendar year. Each case-study comprises a cartoon illustration of the central character, a story in German about this character’s experience of a German festival, a vocabulary list to support comprehension of the story, a comprehension exercise and answers, a podcast recording of the story read by a German native-speaker, a suggested writing task and a selection of Youtube/internet links for further exploration of the festival theme. There is sufficient material in a case-study for 2 or 3 lessons of exploring the story and the festival themes, or it could be used as an end-of-term project.
Mai-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern
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Mai-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern

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This is one of a series of twelve fictional case-studies, featuring cartoon characters describing their experience of a celebration in a German-speaking country. Each author-illustrated case study covers the origins of the festival plus its social significance today. Each case-study is written for GCSE (Year 11) pupils and Year 12 A Level German studies. Festivals feature on both the GCSE and the A Level syllabus. The case studies and the author notes take into account the type of questioning techniques used in both examinations. Each case-study relates to a different month of the calendar year. Each case-study comprises a cartoon illustration of the central character, a story in German about this character’s experience of a German festival, a vocabulary list to support comprehension of the story, a comprehension exercise and answers, a podcast recording of the story read by a German native-speaker, a suggested writing task and a selection of Youtube/internet links for further exploration of the festival theme. There is sufficient material in a case-study for 2 or 3 lessons of exploring the story and the festival themes, or it could be used as an end-of-term project.
März -Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern
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März -Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern

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This is one of a series of twelve fictional case-studies, featuring cartoon characters describing their experience of a celebration in a German-speaking country. Each author-illustrated case study covers the origins of the festival plus its social significance today. Each case-study is written for GCSE (Year 11) pupils and Year 12 A Level German studies. Festivals feature on both the GCSE and the A Level syllabus. The case studies and the author notes take into account the type of questioning techniques used in both examinations. Each case-study relates to a different month of the calendar year. Each case-study comprises a cartoon illustration of the central character, a story in German about this character’s experience of a German festival, a vocabulary list to support comprehension of the story, a comprehension exercise and answers, a podcast recording of the story read by a German native-speaker, a suggested writing task and a selection of Youtube/internet links for further exploration of the festival theme. There is sufficient material in a case-study for 2 or 3 lessons of exploring the story and the festival themes, or it could be used as an end-of-term project.
November-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern
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November-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern

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This is one of a series of twelve fictional case-studies, featuring cartoon characters describing their experience of a celebration in a German-speaking country. Each author-illustrated case study covers the origins of the festival plus its social significance today. Each case-study is written for GCSE (Year 11) pupils and Year 12 A Level German studies. Festivals feature on both the GCSE and the A Level syllabus. The case studies and the author notes take into account the type of questioning techniques used in both examinations. Each case-study relates to a different month of the calendar year. Each case-study comprises a cartoon illustration of the central character, a story in German about this character’s experience of a German festival, a vocabulary list to support comprehension of the story, a comprehension exercise and answers, a podcast recording of the story read by a German native-speaker, a suggested writing task and a selection of Youtube/internet links for further exploration of the festival theme. There is sufficient material in a case-study for 2 or 3 lessons of exploring the story and the festival themes, or it could be used as an end-of-term project.
Dezember-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern
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Dezember-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern

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This is one of a series of twelve fictional case-studies, featuring cartoon characters describing their experience of a celebration in a German-speaking country. Each author-illustrated case study covers the origins of the festival plus its social significance today. Each case-study is written for GCSE (Year 11) pupils and Year 12 A Level German studies. Festivals feature on both the GCSE and the A Level syllabus. The case studies and the author notes take into account the type of questioning techniques used in both examinations. Each case-study relates to a different month of the calendar year. Each case-study comprises a cartoon illustration of the central character, a story in German about this character’s experience of a German festival, a vocabulary list to support comprehension of the story, a comprehension exercise and answers, a podcast recording of the story read by a German native-speaker, a suggested writing task and a selection of Youtube/internet links for further exploration of the festival theme. There is sufficient material in a case-study for 2 or 3 lessons of exploring the story and the festival themes, or it could be used as an end-of-term project.
Januar-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern
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Januar-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern

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This is one of a series of twelve fictional case-studies, featuring cartoon characters describing their experience of a celebration in a German-speaking country. Each author-illustrated case study covers the origins of the festival plus its social significance today. Each case-study is written for GCSE (Year 11) pupils and Year 12 A Level German studies. Festivals feature on both the GCSE and the A Level syllabus. The case studies and the author notes take into account the type of questioning techniques used in both examinations. Each case-study relates to a different month of the calendar year. Each case-study comprises a cartoon illustration of the central character, a story in German about this character’s experience of a German festival, a vocabulary list to support comprehension of the story, a comprehension exercise and answers, a podcast recording of the story read by a German native-speaker, a suggested writing task and a selection of Youtube/internet links for further exploration of the festival theme. There is sufficient material in a case-study for 2 or 3 lessons of exploring the story and the festival themes, or it could be used as an end-of-term project.
Oktober-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern
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Oktober-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern

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This is one of a series of twelve fictional case-studies, featuring cartoon characters describing their experience of a celebration in a German-speaking country. Each author-illustrated case study covers the origins of the festival plus its social significance today. Each case-study is written for GCSE (Year 11) pupils and Year 12 A Level German studies. Festivals feature on both the GCSE and the A Level syllabus. The case studies and the author notes take into account the type of questioning techniques used in both examinations. Each case-study relates to a different month of the calendar year. Each case-study comprises a cartoon illustration of the central character, a story in German about this character’s experience of a German festival, a vocabulary list to support comprehension of the story, a comprehension exercise and answers, a podcast recording of the story read by a German native-speaker, a suggested writing task and a selection of Youtube/internet links for further exploration of the festival theme. There is sufficient material in a case-study for 2 or 3 lessons of exploring the story and the festival themes, or it could be used as an end-of-term project.
Juni-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern
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Juni-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern

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This is one of a series of twelve fictional case-studies, featuring cartoon characters describing their experience of a celebration in a German-speaking country. Each author-illustrated case study covers the origins of the festival plus its social significance today. Each case-study is written for GCSE (Year 11) pupils and Year 12 A Level German studies. Festivals feature on both the GCSE and the A Level syllabus. The case studies and the author notes take into account the type of questioning techniques used in both examinations. Each case-study relates to a different month of the calendar year. Each case-study comprises a cartoon illustration of the central character, a story in German about this character’s experience of a German festival, a vocabulary list to support comprehension of the story, a comprehension exercise and answers, a podcast recording of the story read by a German native-speaker, a suggested writing task and a selection of Youtube/internet links for further exploration of the festival theme. There is sufficient material in a case-study for 2 or 3 lessons of exploring the story and the festival themes, or it could be used as an end-of-term project.
September-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern
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September-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern

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This is one of a series of twelve fictional case-studies, featuring cartoon characters describing their experience of a celebration in a German-speaking country. Each author-illustrated case study covers the origins of the festival plus its social significance today. Each case-study is written for GCSE (Year 11) pupils and Year 12 A Level German studies. Festivals feature on both the GCSE and the A Level syllabus. The case studies and the author notes take into account the type of questioning techniques used in both examinations. Each case-study relates to a different month of the calendar year. Each case-study comprises a cartoon illustration of the central character, a story in German about this character’s experience of a German festival, a vocabulary list to support comprehension of the story, a comprehension exercise and answers, a podcast recording of the story read by a German native-speaker, a suggested writing task and a selection of Youtube/internet links for further exploration of the festival theme. There is sufficient material in a case-study for 2 or 3 lessons of exploring the story and the festival themes, or it could be used as an end-of-term project.
Juli-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern
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Juli-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern

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This is one of a series of twelve fictional case-studies, featuring cartoon characters describing their experience of a celebration in a German-speaking country. Each author-illustrated case study covers the origins of the festival plus its social significance today. Each case-study is written for GCSE (Year 11) pupils and Year 12 A Level German studies. Festivals feature on both the GCSE and the A Level syllabus. The case studies and the author notes take into account the type of questioning techniques used in both examinations. Each case-study relates to a different month of the calendar year. Each case-study comprises a cartoon illustration of the central character, a story in German about this character’s experience of a German festival, a vocabulary list to support comprehension of the story, a comprehension exercise and answers, a podcast recording of the story read by a German native-speaker, a suggested writing task and a selection of Youtube/internet links for further exploration of the festival theme. There is sufficient material in a case-study for 2 or 3 lessons of exploring the story and the festival themes, or it could be used as an end-of-term project.
Februar-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern
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Februar-Feste in deutschsprachigen Ländern

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This is one of a series of twelve fictional case-studies, featuring cartoon characters describing their experience of a celebration in a German-speaking country. Each author-illustrated case study covers the origins of the festival plus its social significance today. Each case-study is written for GCSE (Year 11) pupils and Year 12 A Level German studies. Festivals feature on both the GCSE and the A Level syllabus. The case studies and the author notes take into account the type of questioning techniques used in both examinations. Each case-study relates to a different month of the calendar year. Each case-study comprises a cartoon illustration of the central character, a story in German about this character’s experience of a German festival, a vocabulary list to support comprehension of the story, a comprehension exercise and answers, a podcast recording of the story read by a German native-speaker, a suggested writing task and a selection of Youtube/internet links for further exploration of the festival theme. There is sufficient material in a case-study for 2 or 3 lessons of exploring the story and the festival themes, or it could be used as an end-of-term project.