Primary German video-packs

A successful series of VHS video packs to introduce
the language and culture of Germany to young beginners

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VHS video-based German course for young beginners from the producers of Early Start French and PILOTE!

"Countdown to confidence and enjoyment in language learning!"

  • specially designed for class teaching at KS2 and SEN
  • National Curriculum (England & Wales) levels 1 to 4
  • builds confidence and enjoyment in language learning
  • avoids overlap with secondary school courses
  • tested by teachers throughout Britain
  • supports non-specialist classroom teachers
  • video-based for natural interaction
  • authentic language by native speakers
  • shows everyday life in Germany

3-2-1 LOS! introduces your students to the people of the small town of Staufen near Freiburg up in the Black Forest mountains of south-west Germany.

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"3-2-1 LOS!" is a well-established video based package for introducing German to early learners. It offers a significant cultural element and strong support for the non-specialist teacher.

ELL is a DfEE initiative managed by CILT, working in partnership with QCA, BECTa, the Central Bureau, the TTA, OFSTED and the Association for Language Learning.

3-2-1 LOS! order form

3-2-1 LOS! is a three-part series of teaching packs, each supporting at least a term's work and consisting of:

  • video for class use (each 40 mins. approx.)
  • notes for the teacher including classroom management vocabulary
  • activities across the curriculum (games, rhymes, songs etc), worksheets, flashcards and profile sheets
  • newaudio-CD of key language and pronunciation

Each unit provides the necessary vocabulary, structures and teaching strategies.

3-2-1 LOS! order form

Starter Pack 1 "Wer bist du?" enables pupils to talk about themselves:

  • Greetings
  • Goodbye
  • How are you?
  • What's your name?
  • How old are you?
  • Days and months
  • When's your birthday?
  • Pets
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Numbers 1-31
  • Christmas

2 "Wo ich wohne" encourages pupils to talk about places, such as their own town:

  • Key places e.g.
  • Shops, school, market
  • Playground, post office
  • Directions
  • What's the time?
  • Where do you live?
  • The landscape
  • Numbers 32-50

3 "Freizeit" provides pupils with vocabulary to talk about their leisure time:

  • Food and Drink
  • Mealtimes
  • Money and Shopping
    (*Note: uses old DMarks, not Euros)
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  • The cake shop
  • Ice cream
  • Postcards and stamps
    (*Note: uses old DMarks, not Euros)
  • Games
  • Sports and hobbies
  • Numbers from 60

3-2-1 LOS! order form

"3-2-1 LOS!" is the product of a partnership between Invicta Media/ Early Start Languages, the Goethe-Institut, and Kent County Council's Arts & Libraries Department - with financial support from the EC LINGUA fund. The project drew on the generous goodwill of many individuals sharing a commitment to foreign language learning and to developing a wide cultural perspective.
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