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Bringing Language to Life: German Teaching Ideas Using All 5 Senses


Quick! Close your eyes and remember the last place you’ve been.

Have it? Great!

So, what came up? Was it a wall of text? Maybe a person speaking in the distance, recounting the events? Or a mere series of images?…

Fascinate Your Students with Exciting Lessons on German Culture and Tradition


“Never knew before what eternity was made for. It is to give some of us a chance to learn German.”

Mark Twain wrote a lot about the trials and tribulations of learning the German language.

And of course, he is …

Why You Should Be Teaching Accents in German


As Mark Twain famously put it, “A gifted person ought to learn English in thirty hours, French in thirty days, and German in thirty years.”

Teaching German can be just as challenging as learning it.

The grammar, the long …

7 German Classroom Games That Make Learning Fun

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Have you ever heard of classroom ants?

They live under your students’ seats and only come out when your students sit still for too long.

They crawl all over learners and make them really restless.

Sounds awful? It is. But …

5 Great German Listening Activities That Don’t Involve Drills


“Listening activities” seem like an oxymoron, right?

Either you sit and listen, or you actively do something—how can it be both?

And isn’t listening what your students do the entire class period, anyway?

You tell them about language, about …

How to Choose Creative Activities for Your German Lesson Plans


Don’t you love it when a plan comes together?

There is something magical about smoothly executing a well-coordinated plan.

It feels almost like you’re a commando in a special forces team named after a letter in the alphabet.

As a …

7 Teaching Activities for a Rockin’ German Christmas Lesson


Are your students getting restless dreaming of the holidays and Christmas presents?

Can you already see the candles’ reflections in their eyes?

Can you feel the warmth and excitement of the Christmas season?

That’s great—let’s bring all that into your …