Maintain your native language

value your heritage - connect with family

Why this Website?

To foster the German language with children from a German-speaking background living abroad.

  • you will find general information about learning German with childre while living abroad
  • we offer a list with German materials for you to downland
  • the list is researched and updated yearly

 

Who do we want to reach?

Families, relatives and others with a German-speaking background wishing to maintain the German language with children while living abroad.

What will you find?

  • German materials for childen in Preschool, Kindergarten and Primary school 
  • Playgroups and other German language groups / associations
  • German schools abroad and libraries

    How to live the German language at home?

    • speak German as much as possible, your children will understand more than you think​
    • read and tell German stories, play games and encourage your child to join in
    • borrow books from the library, from  people in you community, get second hand books or go online
    • set up playdates with other families, join a German playgroup or meet up in groups with similar goals
    • sing German songs, listen to German music and stories
    • combine a hobby or interest with German  learning, ask your child what they are interested in and let it participate in the preparations 
    • watch German films or television programs
    • participate in activities offered by the local German, Swiss or Austrian clubs such as: traditional celebrations for 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

    inspired by www.spielwelt.org.au

    Latest news 

    For regular news and descriptions of German materials follow us on Facebook or sign up to receive the collected posts in a quarterly newsletter.

    The German material list is well researched and updated once a year. Contact us if you have suggestions.

    – The next list is scheduled for spring 2020 –

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    info@germanwithkids.com

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