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15 German Tongue Twisters

15 German Tongue Twisters

15 German tongue twisters a bit of fun for the beginning or the end of a lesson, or end of term. You'll get the video to hear how they (should) sound and the slides to let the students have a go for themselves.
angelikadavey
KS3 German Literature-Brechts Vernuegungen

KS3 German Literature-Brechts Vernuegungen

Presentation and accompanying lesson plan working through poem Vergnuegungen by Brecht. Includes discussion of photo, vocabulary hunt & opportunity to adapt poem (dictionary skills). Probably best suited for Y9.
Witherden
Das Past - the German Past Tense Healthy Living Rap/Song

Das Past - the German Past Tense Healthy Living Rap/Song

This is a rap or song that includes a range of key verbs and their respective past tense forms for KS3/KS4 German. I prepared it for my class when working on the topic of health. It tells the story of an ex drug addict who overcomes his struggle... My pupils are really into rap and music and so they really loved it! We first went through all the structures, then went through all pronunciations and finally pupils came up with the idea to perform it using a gangsta rap instrumental track in the background: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK-p7EFRs2w I hope you enjoy it!
tomweidner
Muttertag - Mother's Day poem

Muttertag - Mother's Day poem

A German poem used for comprehension and reading aloud, sound spelling practice and ultimately for work on present tense endings and sentence building with 'wenn'. Can be used with beginners or intermediate learners depending on how thorough you go with the grammar and vocab. My students went on to write their own simple Mother's Day poems using the patterns on the PPT.
s.barfoot
Phrases to discuss a German text or article at A level

Phrases to discuss a German text or article at A level

A list of higher level phrases to explain a text/article in German; especially useful for the role play component of A2. Sentences focus on: 1) Introductory remarks 2) Explaining key points in a paragraph 3) Linking/developing language (essay type phrases) 4) Linking out to wider issues/giving personal opinion 5) Talking about statistics and figures accurately.
NicholasMorgan
Writing Practice in Collaboration with native German speakers or teacher/mentors

Writing Practice in Collaboration with native German speakers or teacher/mentors

Students often retain the effects of correction better when they make changes themselves. If they can do this under guidance from an expert helper, such as their teacher, mentor or foreign penfriend, so much the better. This writing activity is designed to work in the browser of any computer, iPad or tablet Teachers assign something they would like their students to write (they can create their own title if desired). It could be a sentence or two, an email, a letter or a full composition. The teacher tells their students to write their text at https://schoolshape.com/write. (If practising a foreign language accents are on the keyboard provided on tablets) The students write their text in the space. The students click the ‘send’ button and enter their expert helper’s email address. In the expert helper’s email inbox will be a message stating the name of the student and a link to their work. The expert helper will be able to make corrections to any orthographical mistakes in the work. The student will immediately see some red underlinings in his/her writing. The student will not see the corrected answer, but will have an opportunity to correct the work by following some hints generated by the system. At the foot of the student’s assignment there is a continuously updated record of the accuracy of his/her writing. You will notice that - when using the integrated keyboard on tablets, it will throw up useful options for foreign accents, making it quick and easy for students to input foreign language written assignments. - pasting text in from elsewhere has been disabled, thus discouraging plagiarism. - there is a built in inductive learning procedure. When work has been corrected by the teacher (or expert mentor, such as a penfriend), the student's work on the same assignment continues ... they can improve their percentage accuracy (displayed on their work) by following an automatic hint system guiding them towards the correct answer. Equipment required This browser activity is available on computers, tablets, iPads and smartphones. It could be done ‘live’ in class or as a homework assignment, or both.
rabyte
Kurt Schwitters, his sourced quotes on art, life and Dada

Kurt Schwitters, his sourced quotes on art, life and Dada

Kurt Schwitters, his sourced quotes by the Dada artist on his life and art in German non-political Dadaism. Kurt Schwitters was a Dadaist sculptor, painter, poet and writer. He represented as essential Dada artist the non-political Dada in Germany. He organized Dada-meetings, o.a. in The Netherlands, together with Theo van Doesburg. Schwitters refers in the quotes to his created Dada art like the many glued collages he made, his poems (he partly created together with Hans Arp), his installation art: Merz-bau and his music-piece the Ursonate. Kurt Schwitters had to move to Norway in the 1930's and later again to England, to escape the terror of Nazism. He became famous by his many glued collages, he made of everyday material like tram-tickets. More sourced quotes of Kurt Schwitters are placed on Wikiquote (and of many more Dada artists like Jean Arp and Duchamp in his early years). On Wikipedia you can find good and extended biography facts of the Dada artist Schwitters. On Wikiart I advise you to view the art-images of his created paintings and collages in a chronological order. Because chronologically the images there become visual quotes; they illustrate very clearly the start, developments and ending - including all the moves and changes - of Kurt Schwitters' art. - editor, Fons Heijnsbroek
Matrozenhof