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Hip-hop equals a big win for education

DW’s German courses are known for their innovative approaches to learning and with the online format, Bandtagebuch (Band Diary), you can learn German with rap music. The format recently received an award at the 2014 Comenius EduMedia Awards organized by the Society for Pedagogy and Information in Berlin. The award recognizes excellence in developing didactic multimedia products. The international jury chose the winners out of over 150 entries coming from 25 countries. The format was also praised by a jury memeber as “wildly successful”  in a short speech at the ceremony.

The Band Diary takes learners of German on a year-long tour with the Munich-based rap group Einshoch6. Their music combines hip-hop and classical motifs with lyrics that are specially written to help listeners learn German. The format also showcases the exciting life of a band on tour and illustrates the German culture and challegnes in learning the langauge.




2014-06-23 | 4:38