German teaching resources: Advanced-level literature and film

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Ideas Generator - A Level MFL

Ideas Generator - A Level MFL

Do your A Level students lack opinions? Phew, thought mine were the only ones. Here's a table to help them generate ideas by having a column for their opinion, the opposite of their opinion, and someone else's opinion (family member, classmate, whoever...)Headings in German but you can adapt them to your TL.

By jhalkyard

Literature Circles for German Class

Literature Circles for German Class

Need some versatile reading worksheets for your German classes? I use these 5 literature circle sheets for all different levels of German and all different kinds of texts. They are my go to worksheets when I'm running out of planning time or for when I find a new article to story and need an activity ASAP.They Include:1. Was wird passieren?2. Was würdest du tun?3. Macht ein Bild.4. Gute Sätze5. Diese Person ist wie mich!They are all Word documents, so you can edit them quickly as needed. I have used them in station work in the past and the kids liked the variety and got to look at the assigned story from different lenses. Thanks for looking.

By Busybugsy

A2 German Speaking Test 'Internationale Verhältnisse'

A2 German Speaking Test 'Internationale Verhältnisse'

A2 German Speaking Test Revision material for Edexcel and AQA exams - " Internationale Verhältnisse" - Questions and answers on the EU, Exit, Volksabstimungen (Referenden), Populismus, Euro. A list of arguments to start a discussion is included. The material is current, as of March 2017, and comprises 3700 words.

By StartGerman

German AS Skills - Oral Exam - Speaking Test

German AS Skills - Oral Exam - Speaking Test

This resource contains an 18 page booklet, which will help students to revise for their AS oral exam.It encourages the students to gather key vocabulary and country specific information, as well as to create a mind map of possible question areas in each sub theme.Students are also encouraged to practise key grammatical structures for each sub theme.Great for revision and exam preparation.

By Languagesresources

New AQA AS French / Spanish / German assessment guidance

New AQA AS French / Spanish / German assessment guidance

An explanation in 3.5 pages of the exams in the new AQA AS French / Spanish / German specification. This summary guidance is based on analysis of the specimen papers and mark schemes as well as AQA webinars. Areas covered include: what's in each paper, how the essay component is examined (in the context of film), what the differences are between the AS and A level essay, suggested reading for film analysis [French and Spanish only], how the speaking exam is conducted and assessed, and what 'knowledge of the country where the TL is spoken' means. 1,200 words.

By twainman

Goodbye Lenin Resources

Goodbye Lenin Resources

Useful resources from various sources- many thanks to contributors-and some ppts I have used to support. Thanks to 'madaleinejones' for PPE sheets, which I have adapted for the individual characters. YJC website has some great resources in the 'AS/A Level' section.

By lydiadavies

New AQA AS French / Spanish / German progress trackers for Hodder book (customisable)

New AQA AS French / Spanish / German progress trackers for Hodder book (customisable)

A cover sheet with spaces for students to record their GCSE grade, target and mock grades, evaluate their strengths and weaknesses and a pre-course checklist. There are progress trackers covering translation, stimulus cards, practice of Paper 1 and Paper 2 as well as space for vocabulary tests. Spaces are provided for students to record feedback / targets. Translations are referred to as versions 1, 2 or 3 since Hodder Dynamic Learning supplies three differentiated translations per topic.

By twainman

German songs - ready prepared worksheets

German songs - ready prepared worksheets

As the kids love love songs, I went through my sister's and my cd collection and chose 18 songs that I liked and that represent a wide variety of musical styles of the last 20 years. I made worksheets for each song for the students to fill in as they listen. Some work better than others, just see what works for you and your classes. Many possibilites of exploring it further. Am just always astonished how many kids go away and download the music afterwards. Enjoy!

By menana

AQA-GCSE German Personal Learning Checklist (PLC) [Revision, DIRT, Exam Prep] Essential Download

AQA-GCSE German Personal Learning Checklist (PLC) [Revision, DIRT, Exam Prep] Essential Download

This download contains two Personal Learning Checklists (PLCs) designed for the AQA GCSE German Specification.The first side is a PLC with two ways for the student to rate confidence and the second side features a key-word check as well as various DIRT tasks.This double-sided A4 worksheet is great for:-Revision lessons-AfL-Fostering teacher-student dialogue-Directed Individual Reflection Time (DIRT)-Exam preparationThis is an ideal tool for your students to help them keep track of their learning, and help you monitor the classes strengths and weaknesses. It serves as a highly efficient form of self-assessment.On the reverse of the sheet are other useful measures that allow teachers to gauge a student's confidence and reflective abilities.The worksheet:-Allows the student to see clearly what they need to know for the exam.-Allows the student to communicate to their teacher how they can be best helped.-Gets the student to analyse their progress in relation to their target grade.-Encourages students to reflect in a structured manner on their necessary revision focusses.-Gets students to establish both a revision and an exam technique focus.

By Maxi88

German  Skills -  Translation - School Subjects - Schulfächer

German Skills - Translation - School Subjects - Schulfächer

A set of two worksheets on the topic of school, practicing translation into the target language.Each worksheet contains seven sentences, which gradually get more complex.Key vocabulary is given at the bottom of each worksheetGrammar tested:- Present Tense Endings- Word Order- Perfect Tense- ComparativeSkills tested:- Giving Opinions

By Languagesresources

German Grammar in Song Context

German Grammar in Song Context

Tage wie Diese is a high energy song by the Toten Hosen that includes a lot of cool upper level German grammar that students can look for in context, while also learning a song.This activity has students look for samples of the following German grammar topics:1. Verbs with prepositions2. Prepositions with case3. Subjunctive4. Relative pronouns5. Genitive 6. Reflexive7. Infinitive clausesIncludes a Power Point with a song handout, verbs with prepositions resource handout, grammatical search instructions and reflective page. They also have summary questions that have students look at Craft and Structure. The lesson takes about 1 hour. Also, I'm grateful for feedback :)

By Busybugsy

NEW AQA AS GERMAN Goodbye Lenin MODEL ESSAY Welche symbolische Bedeutung hat das Koma der Mutter?

NEW AQA AS GERMAN Goodbye Lenin MODEL ESSAY Welche symbolische Bedeutung hat das Koma der Mutter?

A 580-word model essay response to the new AQA AS Paper 2 essay writing question "Welche Bedeutung hat das Koma der Mutter für die Familie Kerner? Inwiefern ist es symbolisch wichtig?" The essay also has a comprehensive vocabulary list of words and expressions used throughout the essay. This essay can be exploited in a variety of ways, including asking pupils to highlight the point, evidence and evaluation sections of each paragraph, removing expressions or specific vocabulary and asking pupils to fill in the gaps (this can be tailored to the needs of the class), summarising key ideas in English. I also ask pupils to assess it according to the new AQA marks scheme to help to familiarise them with the new marks and how they are obtained.

By pAUL_1982

Translation Dominoto Goodbye Lenin

Translation Dominoto Goodbye Lenin

Intended as a recap after the Christmas break, losely based on a review found online, adapted and extended. Starter tile in bold, should come full circle. Sets printed out in different colours on cardboard.Students worked in small groups. We followed up with reading the story line out loud in German. Could also be used as starting point for some writing.

By brettl

Goodbye Lenin Filmanalyse

Goodbye Lenin Filmanalyse

Carefully guided questions in German to encourage a deeper understanding of ways a director creates a scene through positioning, movement, mise en scene, camera, sound, light etc. I kept the language very accessible. I will give it as a homework task but you might want to do it in class. It is generic only the scene pictures to explain the terminology of camera shots are from Goodbye Lenin.

By menana

Russendisko Chapter-by-Chapter Guide

Russendisko Chapter-by-Chapter Guide

This is a guide I made for my Year 13 German class (AQA) to help them while reading 'Russendisko' by Wladimir Kaminer in German. I have provided the English translation of key words from each chapter, as well as a summary of each chapter in English. Students can use the guide while reading the book in German to help them understand what is happening in the text. This could, of course, also be used with Year 12 pupils if they are studying 'Russendisko' for the new AQA A level.

By roxanneconlon52

NEW A-LEVEL GERMAN: Goodbye Lenin Model Essay:Wie ändert sich das Leben für Alex nach dem Mauerfall

NEW A-LEVEL GERMAN: Goodbye Lenin Model Essay:Wie ändert sich das Leben für Alex nach dem Mauerfall

My own model response to the new-style AQA A-level Paper2 question "Wie ändert sich das Leben für Alex nach dem Fall der Mauer? Inwiefern wird alles besser für ihn?". The essay also includes a comprehensive vocabulary list which has been drawn from the essay itself. Many of these phrases and expressions are generic and could be used for other essays. The essay can be accessed in many ways, including:- Asking pupils to highlight the Point, Evidence and Evaluation in each of the main body's paragraphs. They could summarise these in English which is a useful precursor from them to write their own plan in English following the Point, Evidence and Evaluation model.- Highlighting certain sections, phrases or passages for translation to consolidate on grammar structures which may have already been taught.- Asking pupils to read the essay and then consulting the mark scheme they could give the essay a mark and then justify why they chose the mark when discussing with peers. This would help to familiarise pupils with what is needed in order to score the higher marks.I hope you find this resource useful!Paul

By pAUL_1982

Goodbye Lenin Redewendungen

Goodbye Lenin Redewendungen

Part of a series of lessons to improve essay writing skills for Year 13 about Goodbye Lenin. 11 idioms are introduced and practised through exercises that are directly linked to the movie. Am a native German speaker so if my English idioms are not quite spot on, just adapt the resource.

By menana

A2 GERMAN - Goodbye Lenin A2 model essay - Was sind die interessanteste Aspekte des Werks + warum?

A2 GERMAN - Goodbye Lenin A2 model essay - Was sind die interessanteste Aspekte des Werks + warum?

A 619-word model A-level essay response to the question "Welche Aspekte der Arbeit des von Ihnen gewählten Regisseurs finden Sie besonders interessant? Erklären Sie warum." which can be used for preparation for either the legacy or new specification writing paper, given the fact that it is full of useful vocabulary, idioms and ideas. There are some tasks for pupils to work through, including identifying the point, evidence and analysis sections of the main body to highlight the need for clear structure, translating expressions in bold in essay into English, a comprehensive vocabulary list from essay which can be set as homework, and a Point-Evidence-Analysis grid for pupils to complete. At our centre, we encourage pupils to plan the essay in brief English phrases as it is much quicker than in the target language, and then carefully work ideas into the target language when completing the essay itself. The grid could be used in two ways, either by using the model essay as a reading comprehension and getting pupils to note PEE in English, or getting them to discuss and note down their own PEE plan. This could then be presented to class and constructive feedback given or it could lead to further discussion of ideas among peers.

By pAUL_1982

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NEW Y12 German: How to summarise for the speaking exam

NEW Y12 German: How to summarise for the speaking exam

This is a lesson (60min) to prepare Y12 to tackle the new speaking exam, where students are required to summarise a short text in German. It contains: a short text, useful expressions to summarise, some questions as a follow-up activity and a comprehensive list of German/English expressions to do well in this part of the exam.I hope it helps

By MrFLB