Gifted and Talented Podcasts for GCSE German

Cultural Podcasts for GCSE German

Original podcasts provide authentic and engaging cultural insight!

Designed to inspire gifted and talented GCSE students and spark advanced learning, podcasts and activities showcase challenging language in a natural and informal way.

A male and a female native speaker provide varied cultural perspectives from different target-language countries on topical and challenging issues – based on the GCSE specs – to boost knowledge and generate debate.

Your top learners will:

  • hone their listening comprehension skills and develop better pronunciation
  • learn new vocabulary and grammar to reuse – including idioms, colloquialisms and key expressions
  • apply their knowledge to a variety of stimulating activities

Structured learning:

Each podcast is accompanied by a transcript of about 250–300 words and two worksheets.

Worksheet 1 uses the recording with activities on:

  • vocabulary and transcribing
  • non-verbal comprehension (including choosing the correct summary, picking the correct statements, true or false, multiple-choice, etc.)
  • verbal comprehension (including comprehension questions, writing a summary, explaining the meaning of expressions, etc.)

Worksheet 2 uses the transcript with activities on:

  • grammar
  • translation – from and into the target language
  • speaking OR writing (creative or exam-focused)