The perfect entry point to German culture

Imagine your learners walking with Little Red Riding Hood into the original Grimm forest and meeting almost 400 German words! It’s possible with this video of Rotkäppchen available with multiple subtitle options and comprehensive didactic materials for different learning levels.

This teaser shows an excerpt from the 13-minute animation.
Subtitles can be turned on and off for different classroom activities.

“Rotkäppchen für Deutschlerner” is a simplified and modernized adaptation of the Grimm brothers’ fairy tale that’s true to the 1850 version line-by-line. The evocative illustrations provided by BAFTA award-winning Tim Fernée have a universal and timeless style, thereby appealing not only to children but all age groups.

The 13-minute video can be viewed in its entirety, or in four parts of approx. 3-minutes each. Seasoned German actor Jupp Saile narrates the fairy tale slowly and evocatively, his voice supported by multiple subtitle options:

  • German
  • German + English
  • No subtitles

Comprehensive materials accompany the video, incl. editable Word files and sharable PDFs for classwork and homework. Choose between didactic packages depending on the learning level of your students:

  • Novice (A1-A2)
  • Intermediate (A2-B1)
  • Advanced (B1-B2)

The film has been distinguished as “besonders wertvoll” (“especially valuable” – the highest possible distinction) by Germany’s film evaluation board (FBW). Read the full review.

Purchase terms

The video “Rotkäppchen für Deutschlerner” is available for an annual license fee that includes:

  • unlimited direct streaming for one year
  • comprehensive didactic materials tailored to the learning level(s) of your choice
  • live on-boarding webinar
  • pricing based on the number of learners in your class, school or district

Fill out our order form for a quote (no obligation to purchase). Get a discount if you order it together with our video “Rumpelstilzchen für Deutschlerner”.

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Educators in German-speaking countries

If you are based in Germany, Switzerland or Austria, please order the video from our distributor, either via streaming or as a DVD.




“The school premiere of ‘Rotkäppchen für Deutschlerner’ was an absolute hit! The students were utterly enchanted by the quality of the animation and design. They found the narration pleasant to listen to and easy to understand. They especially loved the choice of colors and the creative transitions in the story. An all-round success!”

Kira Fuchs, Teacher, Highland Hall Waldorf School, Los Angeles

Example of in-class activity

Section 4 of the video is the dramatic ending of the fairy tale, when the hunter rescues Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother from the bowels of the wolf. Here is one of the activities for A1 (Novice) learners included in the didactic materials which accompany the video.

Rotkäppchen sample activity

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