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). POSTPONED - A new date will be announced in due course.

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, which is a collaboration between FLS Centre for Languages, The University of Auckland and the DAAD, you will learn about the first German settlers in Aotearoa. You will actively 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 findings about Puhoi; students studying at The University of Auckland will prepare a rally around Puhoi that includes tasks and interactions among teachers and students and also with contemporary witnesses and inhabitants of Puhoi.

The content will be developed by German students as part of a project that is embedded in a German course at The University of Auckland with the support of Dr. Diana Feick and Mareike Schmidt.  The goal is to trace German speaking history in Aotearoa by actively exploring on a scavenger hunt and engaging with inhabitants.  The approach 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 insights in the first German-speaking settlement in Aotearoa.

Who Should Attend

Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary school teachers of German.


Alexandra Toeniges, German National Language Advisor, Dr. Diana Feick, Senior Lecturer in German and Applied Linguistics at the University of Auckland and Mareike Schmidt, Professional Teaching Fellow for German at the University of Auckland and the DAAD representative in New Zealand.



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.

Additional Information

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