German KS2: A song to learn the days of the week in German

A lighthearted and catchy song in English and German to practise the days of the week.

The chorus is easy for pupils to memorise and sing along to.

This short film is from the BBC series, Virtually There: Germany.

In this series of short fun films, a British boy practices German by talking to a group of children in Berlin via a tablet. Virtually There: Germany revises basic German vocabulary in a series of real-life settings, and using memorable songs.

Teacher Notes

This could be used to introduce or revise the days of the week in German.

Ask pupils in groups to practise and perform the chorus.

Challenge pupils to write as many days of the week as possible from memory.

Support grammar by reminding pupils that days of the week in German are written with a capital letter.

Support pronunciation by highlighting ç ch sound in 'Mittwoch'.

Support the use of classroom language on a daily basis by writing the date in German.

Lyrics

I would like to be German, I like the way they speak

Although the words sound funny, I’d be German all week

On Montag I'd catch a Poltergeist, and meet invisible ghouls

On Dienstag I'd send my Doppelganger into school

CHORUS

I’d be German on Montag (Monday)

And even on Dienstag (Tuesday)

Mid-week on a Mittwoch (Wednesday)

And definitely on a Donnerstag (Thursday)

Freitag (Friday) would be so cool

Samstag (Saturday) when I’ve got no school

I’d be German during Sunday lunch,

With Schweinebraten, Dumplings ready to munch.

VERSE

Sonntag is my day of rest

I’ll spend it in my Bett

Drinking Kakao, having a Fest

And changing my name to Annette

I would like to be German

If only for one Woche

I’d save up all my Euros

And buy a golden Porsche

CHORUS repeated to fade

Curriculum Notes

This short film could be used for teaching German at KS2 or at a beginner level in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 1st and 2nd Level or beginner level in Scotland.

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