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Developed by teachers and early literacy experts, eKidz.eu offers a huge variety of free German worksheets, lesson plans, flashcards and other resources to help teachers and tutors like you teach German with eKidz.eu.

The eKidz.eu app is user-friendly and ready-to-use for students of different ages, learning speeds and levels — regardless whether learning German as a first or foreign language.

Kids can learn German with our app at home, too! If you're a parent or guardian, you're also warmly welcome to join our Teacher's Club and download free resources to help your child learn German.

eKidz.eu is a creative and mobile language application that enables educators to apply various teaching strategies in the classroom for group and individual learning activities. eKidz.eu digital books and texts in German include fiction and non-fiction which can be used in cross-curricular contexts.

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Download our free German Lesson plans

Planning one German lesson takes time, so planning two or more lessons for the same German class (catering to all your students’ language abilities), sometimes gets neglected. Or worse, it cuts into valuable time you should be taking for your own rest & respite!

Here at eKidz.eu we have qualified teachers who have planned German lessons for you based upon many years of teaching experience. These free lesson plans in German include creative, goal-orientated and differentiated tasks to supplement our eKidz.eu German language development app content. Save yourself time and relax in the knowledge that your students are progressing at the correct pace and level for their German language development.

Here at eKidz.eu we have qualified teachers who have planned German lessons for you based upon many years of teaching experience. These free lesson plans in German include creative, goal-orientated and differentiated tasks to supplement our eKidz.eu German language development app content. Save yourself time and relax in the knowledge that your students are progressing at the correct pace and level for their German language development.




Formative assessments with our German reading checks

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eKidz.eu Reading Checks

The eKidz.eu Reading Checks can be used to determine a student’s reading level in English as a first or foreign language, as well as for regular offline formative assessments of students’ reading fluency and comprehension in German.

A reading protocol allows the teacher to note down key points about the student's English reading fluency in order to ascertain in which areas the child still needs support. Once the student has completed listening to and reading the English books in the eKidz.eu app, their development is assessed using information retrieval and higher order questions at an age-appropriate level. The child's speaking and writing ability in English can also be assessed in an optional retell task included in the reading check. The student's proficiency level in English is determined based on reading fluency as well as how many basic ideas or individual details of the text have been captured. Screen, assess and intervene -- easily with the eKidz.eu English Reading Checks!




German initial sounds alphabet

Introduce your students to the initial sounds of German letters with our colourful alphabet poster.

At the beginning, the focus of German lessons is on building versatile experiences with letters. Children first learn what letters are, their sounds, their names and more importantly, what the characters look like.

Letters are linked with familiar things that originate from the children's world of personal experience. By increasing practice in vocalizing a word, children will later automatically switch to fluent reading in German, whether as a first or foreign language. Use our alphabet activities and clap each syllable to instill a sense of rhythm for the language then build up to our in-app rhymes, which are shown to be a beneficial format in aiding the memorization of sounds and letters. Kindergarten teachers already recognise the benefit of using age-appropriate rhymes so the basic German language development and understanding is instilled at an early age.

Letters are linked with familiar things that originate from the children's world of personal experience. By increasing practice in vocalizing a word, children will later automatically switch to fluent reading in German, whether as a first or foreign language. Use our alphabet activities and clap each syllable to instill a sense of rhythm for the language then build up to our in-app rhymes, which are shown to be a beneficial format in aiding the memorization of sounds and letters. Kindergarten teachers already recognise the benefit of using age-appropriate rhymes so the basic German language development and understanding is instilled at an early age.




Free German flashcards of alphabet letters

eKidz.eu's free flashcards with German letters have a clear, attention-grabbing layout: one letter = one flashcard. This makes it easier for the child to make connections, understand and recognise recurring structures. As a result, the initial sounds of letters are linked to images more quickly in German, because they always follow the same pattern.

To make the first steps of German language development easier, eKidz.eu images originate from the child's world of experience. This follows the pedagogical principle of going from the known to the unknown. Children are encouraged to build up their individual knowledge base according to their interests, discover familiar things in new contexts and systematically decipher new (as of yet) pictures/letters in German. eKidz.eu’s clever design supports this process and increases learning success.


To make the first steps of German language development easier, eKidz.eu images originate from the child's world of experience. This follows the pedagogical principle of going from the known to the unknown. Children are encouraged to build up their individual knowledge base according to their interests, discover familiar things in new contexts and systematically decipher new (as of yet) pictures/letters in German. eKidz.eu’s clever design supports this process and increases learning success.





Free German flashcards to teach letter writing

These free flashcards have small arrows above and next to German letters to provide visual cues for children to learn writing direction. We recommend placing eKidz.eu letter flashcards in prominent places around the classroom (or home) to serve as visual reminders and a reading development aid for children.

Furthermore, haptic letters give children a spectrum of experiences. In addition to these free eKidz.eu flashcards, drawing German letters in sand and reshaping letters of clay create kinaestetic and sensory learning experiences that embed in childrens’ long term memory. Neurological research shows a close connection between movement and cognitive development or learning. For example, if a person walks across a wild field, initially it is hard to progress. If the same route is used everyday, eventually a path is created that is easy to use and clear to see. In essence, this is what happens in the nervous system when using our free flashcards to teach German: the more an action and sensation is used, the more it is ingrained in the student's brain!

Furthermore, haptic letters give children a spectrum of experiences. In addition to these free eKidz.eu flashcards, drawing German letters in sand and reshaping letters of clay create kinaestetic and sensory learning experiences that embed in childrens’ long term memory. Neurological research shows a close connection between movement and cognitive development or learning. For example, if a person walks across a wild field, initially it is hard to progress. If the same route is used everyday, eventually a path is created that is easy to use and clear to see. In essence, this is what happens in the nervous system when using our free flashcards to teach German: the more an action and sensation is used, the more it is ingrained in the student's brain!




Gamify your German lessons

We are always sharing new treasure hunts, games, vocabulary flashcards and storytelling competitions to help you and your student have fun in your German lessons! Follow us on social media and don't miss out!





Freebies to help you motivate students in learning German

Motivation is key. Keep students motivated in their German language development by rewarding their effort and attitude and see them blossom in your class. Mail home a reward postcard to a student’s parents or guardians with a sentence telling parents how well their child has worked or how kind they have been. Send parents positive feedback emails about their child and when the time comes to discuss anything that is not going so well - they will be far more receptive and supportive regarding your concerns. Make sure you pop by our stand at exhibitions and conferences - we always have a pile of f ree postcards to reward your students for their effort in class and for being a kind human being.

Motivation is key. Keep students motivated in their German language development by rewarding their effort and attitude and see them blossom in your class. Mail home a reward postcard to a student’s parents or guardians with a sentence telling parents how well their child has worked or how kind they have been. Send parents positive feedback emails about their child and when the time comes to discuss anything that is not going so well - they will be far more receptive and supportive regarding your concerns. Make sure you pop by our stand at exhibitions and conferences - we always have a pile of f ree postcards to reward your students for their effort in class and for being a kind human being.




Out of the box German language development activities

An additional tip for educators: Developing language skills should always be fun and done in a relaxed atmosphere using various stimuli. Use the five senses and get them out of their seats doing role play, acting and miming. Use your environment - take your classroom outside and get students labelling nature in their playground with newly learned German vocabulary. Use creative homework… give each child a simple recipe using basic language instructions and get them to make the treat for a language-based class party! A tasty and fun lesson - keep in touch with eKidz.eu for our child friendly language development recipes by subscribing to our regular newsletter.

An additional tip for educators: Developing language skills should always be fun and done in a relaxed atmosphere using various stimuli. Use the five senses and get them out of their seats doing role play, acting and miming. Use your environment - take your classroom outside and get students labelling nature in their playground with newly learned German vocabulary. Use creative homework… give each child a simple recipe using basic language instructions and get them to make the treat for a language-based class party! A tasty and fun lesson - keep in touch with eKidz.eu for our child friendly language development recipes by subscribing to our regular newsletter.

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These free resources perfectly partner our app for developing German langauge skills. Try the freemium version now!


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These free resources perfectly partner our app for developing German langauge skills. Try the freemium version now!

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