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Goethe Boutique - Curriculum Resources

Curriculum Materials for the German Classroom

AGTV materials are no longer sold from the Goethe-Institut in Melbourne.

Contact the AGTV if you wish to make a purchase: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Materials need to be paid up front or with a school order number at the time of purchase.

NB: The AGTV is not registered for the GST, so prices do not include GST.



2020 Recording of Transcripts from the Sample VCE Exam

The recordings of the audio texts for the sample exam for the revised VCE were not provided by VCAA.

The AGTV Committee are providing the recordings of the transcripts for teachers of German.


Cool Connectives


Poster/HO Resource: Verbs taking 'sein' in the Perfect Tense

This download is a sheet to illustrate verbs taking sein in the perfect tense.

The winning video from the 2019 Werbespot competition also illustrated verbs in the past tense.


Deutsch ist kein Land


Free Readers for Young Learners from Oma online

Brigitte Lambert has written original stories in German to engage young learners including stories about family life and her two dogs Winnie and Duke. She has also visited primary classrooms virtually and in person in her role as Oma Online. 

Brigitte has generously made the stories available for teachers to use with their students to learn German. Strictly not for commercial use!

Two of Brigitte's stories have been available on the University of Melbourne's website under the section for the Research Unit for Multilungualism and Cross-Cultural Communication (RUMACCC). The stories have been translated into Arabic, English, Italian, Spanish and Malay. There is also a version without text.



The Research Unit for Multilungualism and Cross-Cultural Communication at the University of Melbourne have a series of stories for early readers in German (and other languages), including stories in Swiss German and a an Austrian dialect used in Vorarlberg.


Immigration Museum Worksheet

Liz Ray developed a 2-page worksheet for students to complete at the Immigration Museum in July 2016 based on ideas from the KIT produced by the Goethe-Institut. The  students might need 45 - 60 minutes to find the information. The students were fascinated by the ship, displays and the experience in the interview room. Teachers can book students in for a modest cost. e.g. $35 for 40 students - but confirm with the Museuam. Contact the Immigration Museum.

This activity could be part of a combined excursion  with another learning area e.g. a visit to the NGV, 


Language Trail for the CBD

Liz Ray developed a trail for Geelong students to complete as the afternoon program for the German Day Out 2017 after the program at the Melbourne Town Hall.


German Heritage Trails- DOWNLOAD FOR FREE

Materials developed in 1999 for the German-speaking settlement in Westgarthtown in Melbourne and the WWII Internment Camp in Tatura with activities for students of German with support from the Victorian government and others.

Much of the information about Tatura is in English and could be used by teachers from other areas of the curriculum. Teams of German teachers were involved in preparing the resources, including Resi Schwarzbauer, who was born in the Internment Family Camp. Most of those brought to Australia from Palestine (because they spoke German)  to be interned stayed on in Australia to make productive contributions to Australian life and culture. It is a great story.

COPYRIGHT - The materials have now been scanned to enable their ongoing use for educational not-for-profit purposes. These materials may be used by teachers and students in schools, U3A and other not-for-profit organisations with appropriate acknowledgement. They may not be reprinted in other texts or uploaded to Intranets or the Internet without written permission from the AGTV.

NB: Web links and other contacts in the materials may be out of date. See Other Resources for up to date links for Westgarthtown and Tatura Museum.



Arbeit und Berufe - Teacher Resource Kit P-12

The AISV have kindly given permission for the digitalisation and online sharing of print materials they produced for sale some years ago. These materials were prepared by Gudrun Argyropoulos, Ruth Eismontas, Pauline Rogan and Andrea Truckenbrodt with illustrations and support from Liz McGrath. Immi Waechter and Volker Wolf from the Goethe-Institut also provided support. There are materials suitable for primary and secondary classrooms and may be used by teachers in their classrooms. 

The materials are organised into units, each with outlines of classroom activities, worksheets with a variety of text types and tasks, plus supplementary materials e.g. flashcards, illustrations, stories. Although produced a long time ago, many of the ideas and worksheets are still useful.

The broshure below is interesting to compare with the current day.


Toi!Toi !Toi! - Hörtexte als Vorbereitung auf eine mündliche Prüfung

Double Pack with Audio CD and CD with Transcripts

© 2007 Hannelore Seidel - Produced & distributed in cooperation with the AGTV

The Double Pack features interviews with a young male and female on topics related to life in Australia: Familie – Freizeit – Schule – Deutschunterricht – Arbeit - Zukunft

Audio CD:  Interviews with a young male & female answering questions in German. Professionally recorded with native speakers. Responses relate to an Australian setting. Copyright permits downloading of files onto portable music devices & school Intranets for teaching & learning purposes. Use for listening comprehension as well as sourcing vocabulary & structures

CD: Full transcripts of interviews in PDF and Word Files. Transcripts may be printed to produce a booklet or modified by the purchaser for teaching and learning purposes. Suggested teaching ideas.

SALE Price: $20.00 AU (GST not included) - includes postage and handling.

Word Lists for Topics

TESTS for the listening topics


Senior Practice Exam for German

CD with Audio File produced in 2010 by the AGTV. The exam can be used for senior levels of German and includes three sections: Listening, Reading and Writing in German.

The kit contains the exam, audio file, transcripts and suggested solutions.

SALE Price: $10.00 AU (GST not included)


Märchen Kit - Limited Stock

Fantastic ideas for working with fairy-tales in your classroom! The kit is designed to be used in conjunction with a visit to the ‘Fairy Park’ in Anakie, near Geelong. The materials on the CD-ROM were developed and sourced by teachers in the AGTV Geelong Network. The kit contains resources, worksheets, teaching tips and activity descriptions to be used before, during and after your visit to the Fairy Park. Many of the resources can be used without visiting the park, including simplified stories with illustrations.
Price: $ 10.00 AU (GST not included)


Frohes Fest

Double Pack with Audio CD and CD

© 2005 Resi Schwarzbauer and Gabrielle Murphy, AGTV, Melbourne

Celebrate Christmas with traditional german carols: O Tannenbaum, Stille Nacht, Alle Jahre wieder, Fröhliche Weihnacht überall, Leise rieselt der Schnee, Am Weihnachtsbaum die Lichter brennen, Kling Glöckchen klingelingeling, Still, still, still  and many more! Recorded in a range for young and old to sing along, each carol in the pack is sung in German, then English and followed by an instrumental version.

The Double Pack features: -

Audio CD: 11 German carols with German, English and instrumental versions

CD-Rom: Bonus Audio files with a further 6 Christmas carol (German, English & instrumental), illustrated texts in German and English for all 17 carols, provision to print your own song book, and ready to print craft activities

SALE PRICE: $10.00 AU (GST not included)


Gut gemacht! - Set of 5 Postcards - LIMITED STOCK

There is a different image on each postcard in the set with brief information about the image. The postcards are designed to create a positive line of communication between families and the teacher by providing a quick way to let families know some good news. It may be progress in using the language, or other general learning skills and behaviours. The teacher need only write the name and address and a brief reason why the postcard is being sent, stamp and post!

Price: 1 set (5 postcards): $5.00 AU

Bulk Buy: 3 sets: $10.00 AU

(GST not included)


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