Teacher training

Interactive training sessions for teachers

There is no ‘sitting still’! Similar to her concerts with children, Martina will invite language teachers to a fun-packed interactive session of ‘Learn German with Songs’ getting in touch with our inner child, exploring different creative ways of using music, song, and movement in the classroom.

She will mainly draw on her own resource materials, focussing on examples from her two songbooks and CDs, Learn German with Songs (blue book) and Learn More German with Songs (red book), which have both been developed in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute London. The latter has also been published by the German publisher Hueber-Verlag under the title Spielerisch Deutsch lernen, Lieder und Reime.

All these songs are related to the primary curriculum. Teachers will be able to take away lots of ideas on how to combine learning with fun in their German lessons.

Martina currently showcases her language learning songs in primary schools with great success and has visited schools all over the world. She has run workshops for teachers at the Goethe-Institute in many capitals and presented her resource materials at numerous language shows, including the IDT (international German teacher’s conference) in  Bozen in 2013 and the Didakta 2015 in Cologne. Her teacher training sessions can be adapted for secondary school teachers, using age appropriate musical material.

Here Martina presents her musical approach to language learning at the 2018 eTwinning seminar (Seminar des Pädagogischen Austauschdienstes) 2’29 – 2’42 & 3’09 – 3’18.