Maintain your native languagevalue 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 children 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
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The German material list is well researched and updated once a year. Contact us if you have suggestions.
– The next list is scheduled for winter 2020 –
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