paper & other

​​​How to structure German Playgroup sessions for optimal language benefit

​general information international

electronic

  • relevant Organisations, Government Contact points, representative institutions, international testing, language levels ...  

Should I pretend not to understand ?

Information & links

Materials

electronic  Materials include


  • online exercises
  • ​AUDIO BOOKS, Radio for kids
  • learning programs
  • online programs to download
  • ​information about apps
  • ​multimedia support
  • search engines for children
  • ​educational television programs

Bilingual Options

SPEAKING KIDS LIVING ABROAD
  • The initial promoters of infant bilingualism suggested that parents should create a quasi-monolingual environment and simply pretend not to understand.
  • More recently people have said that this is not actually fair and alternative strategies foster learning .
  • ​​Repeat what your child has said to you in your language. You can draw the attention to language choices. ​You can also ask your child to repeat the word / phrase just used.
  • Here are some easy strategies with examples Susanne has ​gathered

​​Raising children bilingually

Living the German language at home



> talk in German as much as possible, the children understand more than you think​ 


> read German stories, also possible online or from many state libraries


> listen to German music as CD's, on the radio or online


> watch German films or television programs through live streaming programs or DVD's


> play German CD's or mp3 podcast downloads in the car and generally while travelling


> meet with German speaking friends


> participate in German speaking play groups and other groups


> participate in activities offered by the local German, Swiss or Austrain clubs, in particular to value traditions such as Easter and Christmas, Fasnacht/Karneval, Laternenumzug, St. Niklaus or national day celebrations




FUN THINGS done in German will create a positive association with the language

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Materials

  • international schools, saturday schools, language institutes, organistations, pre school offers, course providers, bilingual child care ...

paper materials include


  • publishers for learning books
  • learning how to read material and grammar
  • publishers for easy readers
  • ​learning tools or games
  • ​LIbrary & online rental services
  • available materials from the Goethe institute