• Das deutsche Schulsystem
    German,  German GCSE,  German GCSE Listening Skills,  German GCSE Speaking Skills,  MFL Skills Development,  Uncategorized

    Das deutsche Schulsystem – Listening Activity

    When I was at school I needed all the help I could get, to get my head around the German school system! Therefore, I’ve put together a resource, which could either be used as revision, or as an introduction into das deutsche Schulsystem. Why not use it in your German GCSE lessons with students taking either the Higher paper or the foundation paper when teaching the topic of ‘School’? You could also use it in your German lessons with private GCSE German students, which is what I did. What are the resources included for ‘das deutsche Schulsystem’? You will find an audio file (MP3) and a direct transcript (word document) that you can download…

  • German,  German GCSE,  German GCSE Listening Skills

    8 German Listening Websites for GCSE

    Why do GCSE students need German listening practice? My GCSE German students are fantastic at writing, they get on very well with reading and do well on speaking when they have plenty of vocabulary on a topic. The GCSE skill that many of them struggle the most with, however, is German listening. Due to limited time in lessons, it is vital for students to have the opportunity to practise their German listening outside of the classroom to tune their ears to the speed native Germans speak, since “what pupils reportedly find most problematic about listening is the pace of recorded material.” Barton (2006).In addition, this practice will allow learners to…