Grandparents University 2018

Learn German with Technology | Lern Deutsch mit Technologie
Dr. Angelika Krämer, MSU CeLTA Language School

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Discover how computers can offer a fun way to learn about the German language and culture. We will play, listen, and speak online and also work on a group project.

Zeitplan (90 Minuten)

  • Introduction to German Culture and Language
  • Practicing German
  • Online Games
  • Mapping Germany

PowerPoint Presentation

Introduction to German Culture and Language

Practicing German

  • Learn basic German online with Angelika (
  • Practice German on your phone or iPad (most apps require you to sign up for a free account)
    • ^busuu (basic German, requires free account)
    • DuoLingo (basic to intermediate German)
    • *Fun German (basic German for kids)
    • *iLang (basic German)
    • ^Innovative (basic German, requires free account)
    • *^Learn & Play (basic German)
    • *Lerne deutsche Wörter (basic German)
    • *Lernkarten (basic German for kids)
    • ^Mango (basic to more advanced German, free trial)
    • *^Memrise (basic German)
    • *Mind Snacks (basic German)
    • *^Tellagami (make an avatar speak in German)
    • *Word Power (basic German)
      *These work on our iPads without an account
      ^These are general language learning apps and are available in many languages
  • Learn German using DuoLingo ( – free account required
  • Practice German using Mango Languages ( – available through many public libraries, account required
  • BBC Languages ( – video may need to be downloaded to play

Practice recording what you learned online:

Online Games

Mapping Germany
For the last part of the day we will create an interactive map of Germany together.
Each of you can put a pin and some information on a place in Germany that you are interested in, learned about, have visited, want to visit, …

Interested in building your own maps at home? See for instructions.

Continue Learning German (and other languages)

The CeLTA Language School ( is offering a variety of language summer camps and weekly classes in fall and spring for preschoolers, children, teens, and adults. Contact Angelika for more information (

Viel Spaß,