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How to Find Authentic German Resources for Your Next Lesson


Germans love their potatoes.

They have them cooked or roasted, sautéed or fried, mashed or grated, with skin or without.

Indeed, potatoes are great. But do you want to eat them every single day?

Do you know what Germans like …

Energize the Classroom with These 5 German Teaching Ideas


“Variety is the very spice of life that gives it all its flavor,” as the poem goes.

It’s also key to keep your classroom engaging.

I know it from my own experience in school, as both a student and …

How to Get Amazing Classroom Storytelling with German TPRS


Who does not love a good story?

For me, stories are why I love being a language teacher.

Sharing share stories with my students opens them up to a whole new world of exciting ideas and perspectives.

From relating …

The Incredible Benefits of Technology in the German Classroom

technology in the german classroom

Ever had to teach a lesson using nothing but a textbook and a whiteboard?

It feels like taking a trip back in time to the days of horse-drawn carriages and oil lamps.

What’s more, it’s hard to really connect and …

Coming Together: German Unity Day Ideas


Teaching German is more than just teaching the language.

The goal of German lessons is to have students be able to walk up to a native German, say “Guten Tag” and then have a conversation.

Your students need …