Topical teaching ideas

If you want authentic materials for your lesson but don’t have time to search the net, here’s something for you. Topical, engaging news articles and video clips with suggested teaching ideas.



by Teachit
16th October 2017


German | Reading | News
If you're looking for a German news site that is more accessible for your students, try the simplified news site

Reading current news headlines in the target language with some existing awareness of what is going on in the world is already a good start! However, this site also includes a podcast with each article, in which the news story is read slowly and clearly. This allows you to use these 'news light' stories for authentic listening material, with the script provided.

Teaching ideas
Set your class a homework to choose one article on the site that interests them. You could give them a choice of activities to include writing a summary in English or German, translating the article, rehearsing the pronunciation of the article to match the podcast version etc. The possibilities are endless!

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