We are looking for fun German content to adapt for language training
Gymglish (online English and French language training) is looking for freelancers to help us find fun, unusual and captivating content in order to create a German language course.
Our courses are designed to be completed in ten minutes. Each day, students receive an email lesson with a story (text, video, audio, cartoon). The stories take between 30 seconds and 1 minute 30 (max) and are followed by a series of questions to test the student’s comprehension. To get an idea of our approach, try the first few lessons of Gymglish (English) and Frantastique (French) for free.
Find 10 video series, cartoons or animation references in German. These should be original and enjoyable extracts which could be used in a language course for adults.
The references must have a cultural dimension which reflects everyday life and customs in Germany (and perhaps Switzerland and Austria), cultural differences with other countries, literature, music, cinema, etc.
Consider references which have humor as their main component.
Among these references, we’re looking for a mix of formats: cartoons, comics strips, graphic novels and video (tv shows, comedy sketches, animation).
The content should be easy to cut and edit into extracts that take between 30 seconds and 1 minute 30 to watch, listen or read. Our goal is to adapt original content into a source of language learning.
NB: We prefer videos and animations between 30 seconds and 1 min 30 seconds, but if longer clips are good quality and easy to cut, that’s ok too!
The content must be understandable by advanced beginners (not the details, just the general idea), so please avoid anything too fast, too literary or with too much slang.
The references could be well-known or completely unheard of, offbeat, cultural, musical or not, funny or not - as long as there is nothing too academic or vulgar.
Examples of references we like in French and English cultural ‘worlds:
- bd Asterix et Obelix
- bd Aya de Yopougon
- les animations Avez-vous déjà vu ?
Calvin and Hobbes, XKCD
Cyanide and Happiness
Flight of the Conchords
If this project goes well, we’ll have other freelance projects available for you.
If you’re interested, please send your application (CV and email) to [OBSCURED] before April 25th.
If you are selected for the project, you will be paid 80 euros to find 10 references.