CLIL - Tracing German history in Aotearoa

Saturday, 21st August 2021, 9.15am - 4.30pm (PLEASE NOTE: Transport will leave Puhoi village between 3.30 and 4pm.  Arrival time at the University of Auckland Epsom campus will be dependent on traffic).

Meet at The University of Auckland Epsom Campus, Gate 2, 74 Epsom Avenue, Auckland, 1023.

Out-of-class learning project - Excursion to the historical site of Puhoi village (German settlement).

In this workshop, you will learn about the first German settlers in Aotearoa. You will explore the Puhoi settlement and trace back its German history.   Additionally, you will be exposed to the CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) approach by applying German history in the German language learning environment.

Another very unique element of this workshop is the linking of tertiary German learners and their research; students of German at the University of Auckland will lead the excursion around Puhoi by sharing their research and ideas for activities with school students.

This workshop aims to provide you with ideas on how to set up a school trip with German language learners.  It also aims to enrich your teaching content by providing new insight into the first German settlements in Aotearoa.  The content will be developed by the tertiary student guides in a German seminar at the University of Auckland, lead by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).

Who Should Attend

Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary school teachers of German.


Alexandra Toeniges, German National Language Advisor and Dr. Diana Feick, Senior Lecturer in German and Applied Linguistics at the University of Auckland



What to bring

Please wear clothing suitable for walking outdoors.


Morning tea and lunch will be provided.  Please advise of any dietary needs on the registration form.

Application Deadline

Wednesday, 11th August 2021.

Additional Information

Return transport from The University of Auckland Epsom campus will be provided.  Please note, this workshop involves walking around Puhoi village.