An introduction to the school day in Germany including lessons, timings and breaktime activities. We meet two primary school pupils, Nikolas and Sara, who show us their school in South Berlin. We see a typical German classroom, and are introduced to their timetable including the names of some subjects. Next, we see what they eat and do at breaktime. Throughout the clip we are given the times at which pupils do each activity. Commentary in German and English.

This clip is from:
Being German
First broadcast:
13 March 2009

This clip could be used to compare school life in Germany and Britain. Students could write down statements about schools in Britain and in Germany in two columns. For example, when does school begin? When does school end? Do the students wear uniforms? Do they wear slippers in class? What do they eat or drink during break times? How long is the break? What do the students do during play time? Or the activity could be turned around: students could be given short statements, for example 'die Kinder tragen eine Uniform' and they could link them to either a German or a British school.

Students could write their own timetable in German.