Introductory German unit

Introductory German unit

Here something to get you started. This is a complete 12 week SOW with activities that will engage, challenge and ensure students have a firm grounding in the basics. Enjoy!
michael_davidguard
Teach the German Alphabet

Teach the German Alphabet

- Learn the German alphabet - Learn how nouns in German are written differently from English - Learn the 3 words for “the” and “a” in German
Lillyfee
echo 1  HALLO - auxiliaries "sein" (to be) and "haben" (to have)

echo 1 HALLO - auxiliaries "sein" (to be) and "haben" (to have)

Whole lesson aimed at mastering the two main auxiliaries. It starts with teaching subject pronouns in German and then goes on with SEIN and HABEN. Planned for a year 7, but useful also for other years. A lot of games included with minimum preparation, i.e. mini-whiteboards.
antmfl
Hast du einen Bleistift? - echo1 chapter 1 - Harry Potter-themed

Hast du einen Bleistift? - echo1 chapter 1 - Harry Potter-themed

Two lessons based on pages 14/15 of echo 1. Aim of the two lessons is to describe what you have in your school bag. Introduction to the indefinite article in the nominative and accusative case (Ich habe einen...). A lot of fun activities, such as the one where Harry Potter describes what pieces of equipment he has bought in Diagon Alley (Winkelgasse) for Hogwarts! Very exciting. The presentation part of vocab has been adapted from a resource found on TES.
antmfl
Das Alphabet - echo 1 chapter 1 - Harry Potter themed

Das Alphabet - echo 1 chapter 1 - Harry Potter themed

Two lessons based p. 12 and 13 of echo 1. L.O: to be able to spell in German and learn definite articles in German (der, die, das). A lot of fun Harry Potter-based activities on both the alphabet and the articles. Very enganging lesson.
antmfl
Ich wohne in Deutschland - chapter 3 kapitel 1 (echo express) - Harry Potter themed

Ich wohne in Deutschland - chapter 3 kapitel 1 (echo express) - Harry Potter themed

This is a whole lesson Power Point by the end of which pupils should be able to answer two questions: Woher kommst du?/ Wo wohnst du?- so it is about saying where you come from and in which country you live. A lot o fun activities, some of them differentiated for different levels of ability, including a snakes and ladders game on countries adapted from one I found on TES.
antmfl
Hallo! - module 1- echo 1 textbook (Harry Potter themed)

Hallo! - module 1- echo 1 textbook (Harry Potter themed)

Whole two lessons aimed at introducing year 7 to German introductions and greetings as well wie geht's. This is the first of a series of Harry Potter themed lessons due to a whole school cross-curricular project. In this lesson they will have to guess Harry Potters film titles in other languages and they will be introduced to the magic world of Harry Potter in German. Very exciting and a great way to engage pupils with German through a project-based approach!
antmfl
German Vocab Bunting

German Vocab Bunting

German Bunting to print double sided with key vocabulary of English Converted to German. Ideal to laminate, cut and hole punch to hang. In PowerPoint format, to allow you to edit and adapt.
MorganWhite-OAB
Learning To Speak German The Fun Way! - Bundle

Learning To Speak German The Fun Way! - Bundle

Are you learning German? Are you looking for a fun way to learn German? I have developed a way to learn different languages based on my experience as an ESL teacher. This pack has 57 different settings for students to talk about in German. The worksheets themselves are in English and the students do need to translate the places and objects they see into German. At the end of the session, the students can play a fun game of word bingo to show they have mastered that day's vocabulary. Try it, it is a lot of fun for everyone!
peterfogarty
German sounds - learning every sound in the German language in a fun way!

German sounds - learning every sound in the German language in a fun way!

This resource includes: - a handout containing 6 poems which contain ALL of the sounds in the German language. By learning the poems and how to read them accurately, all of the sounds are taught in a fun way. - a randometer of all of the key sounds in German to practise with once the listening poems have been used. Start the slide show and press "s"; to stop it on a slide. Then students recall the correct pronunciation of that sound. Press "s" again to repeat.
HJPembrey
Das Alphabet

Das Alphabet

Letters of the Alphabet and correct German pronunciation. Slides on how to ask and spell names.
alana852
Alphabet puzzle in German - crossword

Alphabet puzzle in German - crossword

Students are required to find the German word for each letter of the alphabet - that fits into the puzzle - very challenging and prizeworthy!! Good homework - to keep them thinking!!
mum44tops
German Pronunciation Lesson

German Pronunciation Lesson

This is a resource that I originally made to help my Year 11 with their pronunciation for one of their upcoming speaking assessments. It features many of the main commonly mispronounced sounds, with various example words. It the builds up to a slide with a mixture of words and sounds, culminating in some really long words, just for fun! As a bonus, I have left in the last activity which was to help my class memorise a paragraph, something which, obviously, we are moving away from again, but still might be useful (it seemed a shame to delete it anyway!)
Vicky79
German alphabet

German alphabet

Teacher presentation introducing the German alphabet. Puzzle to solve first as the starter rearranging a familiar phrase. Then there is drilling of the alphabet sounds. Pupils complete a short dialogue introducing themselves and spelling their name. To consolidate learning there is a quiz of 9 common German words in the English language e.g. Fahrenheit that the pupils have to spell using their knowledge of the German alphabet. Also included is a print out of the alphabet that is ideal for learners to stick in their book for future reference and encourage independent learning.
rooney33
Phonics practice

Phonics practice

Powerpoint with 9 slides each with a phoneme to practise. The sentences focus relate to the topic of My Home. The first slide of the PPT acts as a homepage. Students choose a number and are hyperlinked to a slide they can not see.
petermorris2001
Grammar Jenga

Grammar Jenga

1. Purchase enough Mini-Jenga sets (Topple Tower) for each group of 4 in your class (= £1 each)! 2. Label each wooden block with a number (1-48?)! 3. Assign to each number a challenge: e.g. grammar (conversion [spielen = gespielt]/translation [spielen = to play]/answer [Hast du am Freitag Federball gespielt?]) e.g. vocabulary (conversion [spielen = das Spiel]/translation (Wir haben am Samstag das Spiel verloren! =We lost the game on Saturday!)/sentence [spielen = Ich spiele Samstags mit Freunden im Park Fussball!]) e.g. pronunciation (word [verlieren = /fe-lear-r£n])/sentence prominence/intonation) 4. Provide each student group with the challenge sheet and the answer sheet. 5. Ascribe points to Easy (1), hard (2) and harder (3) tasks and students tally their scores. 6. Play Jenga as per normal, but the winner is the one with the most points from the challenges. My thanks to Emilie Burguin for her inspiration!
trumpetrich
Der Alphabet Rap

Der Alphabet Rap

Great way to teach the alphabet - the students love it. I use it in my beginners German class to teach the alphabet. I then split the class into two teams and have a rap war - great fun!
kimmccarney
Speak4Me - Speak in a Foreign Language

Speak4Me - Speak in a Foreign Language

That's it! My first app is waiting in the appStore for you to download. This app will help your students polish up their pronunciation and intonation by reading the text they enter in the foreign language of their choice. French, Spanish, German, English, Russian are supported, as well as many other languages such as Mandarin, Thai, Dutch, etc... This app does not require an internet connection; it works on iPad, iPod and iPhone with iOS 8.1+ OK, it's a simple app, and there are similar ones, but this one works and works well. Without any adds or in-app purchases. Please take the time to have a look, try it and give me some feedback. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/speak4me-speak-in-foreign/id1010175907?mt=8
flunkidotcom
Rhyming pets - speaking activity

Rhyming pets - speaking activity

A starter activity where the lines in the reply have a gap at the end for the correct animal name in German (shown by pictures). Learners should speak out loud to practise their pronunciation and embed their phonics knowledge.
rhawkes
Hobbys and focus on pronunciation

Hobbys and focus on pronunciation

This lesson is part of the module on freetime but its focus is more specifically on pronunciation, looking in particular and 'ei' and &'ie&';, including a look at listening skills and working with some tongue twisters. It does not include new language input, but is a point of consolidation, practice and skills development within the course. Author: Leigh McLelland, AST, Comberton Village College
rhawkes
Alphabet, Nouns and Gender

Alphabet, Nouns and Gender

This is lesson 5 in the Leigh McClelland series of German lessons. There is revision and practice of the alphabet and the introduction of some nouns, establishing the ideas of colour-coding for gender that will be reinforced in all subsequent lessons where new nouns are introduced.
rhawkes
simple dictionary work

simple dictionary work

A first exercise on using the dictionary to find German words, with a few exercises on bringing letters and words (in English) in alphabetical order
jusch12