We’re always looking for examples of dedicated German teachers in public schools since so many high schools across the United States have chosen to no longer provide the language as an option to students. When we see teachers making the learning process fun and engage their students, we can’t help but point them out to our readers. Herr Antrim at Edwardsville High School “strives to use technology to reach students with more resources to make them successful in German courses, whether it be his own or others around the world,” and his constant stream of amusing YouTube videos show his dedication to the language.
Now Herr Antrim has gotten some of his German class students involved in his latest video project which has been submitted into an international educational German video competition “Gesehen. Gefilmt. Gelernt” organized by a group of DaF teachers in Europe, making his class the only US entry.
The Edwardsville High School students wrote, filmed, and edited the 5 minute video titled “Herr Hamburger und die Wechselpräpositionen”, but now they need your help to get the votes needed to win. Voting is done on YouTube and Facebook and as the votes currently stand, several groups from Russia are ahead. There’s still time for this class to get to the top though as the contest ends March 4th.
There are some imperfections with the grammar in areas, but keep in mind that these are students still learning the language. If you have five minutes to spare, check out the this German class’ entry and don’t forget to like it when your done watching. We also recommend checking out more of Herr Antrim’s amusing German language videos as they are pretty quirky yet informative. All of the links can be found in the source section below.
If you know of a German teacher going above and beyond to make learning the German language fun for their students, please let us know by sending us an email using the contact link at the top of our site.