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(German Language) Was ist Fasching? Karneval, Fastnacht, Carnival Germany

(German Language) Was ist Fasching? Karneval, Fastnacht, Carnival Germany

I use this article in my level 4 class to start talking about what Fasching (Carnival) or Karneval is in Germany. The article is written for native German elementary school kids, yet the language level is best suited toward more advanced language students. You could use it in level 3, overall a A2 early B1 language level. This resource includes: - The 1 page article in PDF format - A target vocabulary Word Cloud - Before and after reading questions Questions are in power point so you can customize them. Takes about 45 minutes if teacher lead and discussed. Students work independently and turning the assignment in would take about 30 minutes. I'll be posting more Fasching resources soon. Please check my store. You can also check out my other German Resources: German Studies: Language, History and Culture ☀☀☀ PLEASE FOLLOW ME FOR NEW PRODUCT UPDATES ☀☀☀
Busybugsy
(German Language) Wie Tanzen als Medizin wirkt und glücklich macht - Dancing

(German Language) Wie Tanzen als Medizin wirkt und glücklich macht - Dancing

I use this article before doing a fun unit on German folk dancing. Have upper level German students read about how dancing affects people by reading this article. The article is an interview conducted by Der Spiegel. It makes light of the benefits of dancing. This resource includes: - The 3 page article in PDF format - A condensed article version that is 1 page long - A target vocabulary Word Cloud - Before and after reading questions Questions are in power point so you can customize them. Takes about 1- 50 minute period.
Busybugsy
GERMAN LANGUAGE: Sprüche und Rätsel - 11 Short Readings for German Students

GERMAN LANGUAGE: Sprüche und Rätsel - 11 Short Readings for German Students

This is a set of 11 short stories in German that are sayings meant to teach a moral or vocabulary puzzles that have students try to decide what is being described. These would good for students with some German background. Levels 2-3 or A.2. See other Hin and Her German Short Story Resources From the Hin und Her collection of German short stories, which played a key role in maintaining and developing the German language of the US German population during the highest years of immigration. I've included the original text and have added images, a key vocab section and follow up questions to extend vocab aquistion and grammatical knowledge. Easy to use in any beginner level course. They would take about 15 minutes each. PDF and Word Format. ☀☀☀ PLEASE FOLLOW ME FOR NEW PRODUCT UPDATES ☀☀☀
Busybugsy
Oh du Shrekliche Weihnachtsspecial - AUF DEUTSCH

Oh du Shrekliche Weihnachtsspecial - AUF DEUTSCH

Entirely in German! Film and guide! This is a ppt of the questions I use to go along with Shrek Christmas in German. I found a link to the film online and have embedding it into the PPT. The guide is made for levels 3-5 yet could be modified for other levels. ☀☀☀ PLEASE FOLLOW ME FOR NEW PRODUCT UPDATES ☀☀☀
Busybugsy
Weihnachtsbräuche Weltweit - Reading guide - AUF DEUTSCH

Weihnachtsbräuche Weltweit - Reading guide - AUF DEUTSCH

Entirely in German! Article and guide! Have upper level students read about Christmas traditions around the world. This article is 19 pages long and go over 25 countries. I have the guide set up for each student to read about 1 country, fill out a chart and then share with the class. The guide is a PDF and PPT. The Article is included as a PDF as well or you can bring it up online. ☀☀☀ PLEASE FOLLOW ME FOR NEW PRODUCT UPDATES ☀☀☀
Busybugsy
Anne Frank

Anne Frank

This is a reading comprehension worksheet about Anne Frank and her life.
ftbnemesis
German Vocab on Memrise

German Vocab on Memrise

I have put a lot of German vocab on www.memrisec.com and am happy to share. If you haven’t used it yet, it is a great (and free) vocab learning website. Let me know if you spot mistakes as only I can edit the sets on memrise. Join my group and start learning to share with your groups. To make it easier to learn I have taken out most plurals, multiple translations and slashes. Includes full vocab for : Stimmt 1, Stimmt AQA GCSE (red and green), Hodder AQA AS and A2 Level (from vocab sheets included in online package which is longer than the end of chapter vocab lists)
jusch12
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 Sätze 5. 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.
Busybugsy
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 prepositions 2. Prepositions with case 3. Subjunctive 4. Relative pronouns 5. Genitive 6. Reflexive 7. Infinitive clauses Includes 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 :)
Busybugsy
GERMAN Findet Nemo Film Guide

GERMAN Findet Nemo Film Guide

This movie guide was created to go with the film Finding Nemo in German. It includes 6 pages that go chronologically with the film. Each page has a vocab list for the film section, comprehension questions and extension activity. It is written to be used in all levels of German but would be most appropriate in levels 1-3. Word file.
Busybugsy
German: East Germany Stasi - Simulation Class Project

German: East Germany Stasi - Simulation Class Project

This lesson is in German. It can be adapted for levels 3-AP. It is a great activity to do after watching the Lives of Others (FYI make sure to edit this film before showing in a class!) After prepping student to understand the basic history of East German Life have them better understand the concept of the Stasi through this engaging lesson. A brief section on adjective endings is included. Includes: 1. A power point called Stasi Universität where you learn to become a Stasi. Start each class with simple regular physical exercises, then discuss what a traitor is, some basic Stasi rules and how to tell a liar! The powerpoint focuses on simple language and some key vocab. Have students memorize these things as a part of their Stasi exam! 2. An observation form. Assign students to observe and monitor another student in class. Make sure they understand it is a secret! Then they fill out their "report" on their suspect. Share these reports a week later in class. If a student was uncovered then they are not allowed into the Stasi! 3. Have students complete the Stasi exam! 4. A certificate of completion for those who are able to make it ;) Print this description if you decided to purchase.
Busybugsy
Berlin Travel Agent Research and Speaking German Project

Berlin Travel Agent Research and Speaking German Project

This assignment is designed as a research project that encourages students to research authentic websites for information and uses web 2.0 resources to complete the presentation portion of their project. I have the students complete the assignment as a Google Document, but it could also be done as an in-class project or used in a online German class. If done in class this project would take about 3- 50 minute class periods. The students are travel agents in the city of Berlin and they need to access the web ( or have access to print outs of the web info) to complete 4 activities: 1. Research 6 sites in the city of Berlin 2. Use googlemaps.de to give directions to lost tourists 3. Record themselves giving the directions using the online free recorder Vocaroo.com 4. Record themselves giving a sales pitch to tourists and why they should visit Berlin
Busybugsy
German, Problems of City Life and Suggesting Solutions

German, Problems of City Life and Suggesting Solutions

This assignment is designed to fit with Denk Mal Lektion 2. The students are researchers and have to consider the problems of living in the city and support those problems with evidence. Then they have to suggest realistic solutions to those problems and explain them. I have my students do this using Vocaroo a free online voice recorder.
Busybugsy
Song Lyrics Analysis Worksheet

Song Lyrics Analysis Worksheet

Worksheet in English. The link to the monthly top 10 hits in German from Germany is listed in the directions and provided by the Goethe Institute. So, you don't have to list hunt or create playlists! Just assign this once a month! I usually do it in the middle of the month to make sure the list has been updated ;) My students love having the ability to choose the songs they want to listen to. Students can learn a lot from listening to authentic songs! Songs also tie to their emotions and keep them interested in learning the language. This sheet I generally assign as homework or schedule in the computer lab. I encourage kids to check out other songs by artists they like and follow up with questions like: What did you download? What videos did you like? Did you subscribe to anyone?
Busybugsy
German Relative Pronouns Video Guide

German Relative Pronouns Video Guide

This guide goes along with a You Tube video published by Germanforspalding.org a channel worth following if you are a German teacher. Check out my store and follow me for other free video guides. I'm posting more regularly, so be sure to check back. Thanks to those great teachers who are creating these great videos for us to view!
Busybugsy
Ticket Nach Berlin Series Introduction Activities

Ticket Nach Berlin Series Introduction Activities

Ticket nach Berlin is a series about 2 teams that compete with various different tasks in Germany. I created these lessons to go along with the Series Ticket Nach Berlin by the Goethe Institut and Deutsche Welle. Both of these organizations have very good pre made teaching materials for the series, but I found that my Level 4 students needed a better introduction to the series that focused on some important vocab. In these materials there are vocabulary activities for the Series introduction as well an activity to practice subordinating conjunctions.
Busybugsy
Loint- Komm Mit!- Love Song German 3 or 4 with Grammatical Activities

Loint- Komm Mit!- Love Song German 3 or 4 with Grammatical Activities

This is a good song for discussing love or to use for Valentine Day (Valentinstag). The lyrics are fairly simple and the tone is cute and sweet about a young couple. Includes: Power Point with link to song and directions for a grammar search of subordinating conjunctions (mostly wenn) and relative pronouns (often was). A handout of the lyrics with a quickly translated text and a fill in the blank worksheet that targets subordinating conjunction or relative pronouns.
Busybugsy
Die Schlagzeilen der Welt und Deutschland: New Headlines

Die Schlagzeilen der Welt und Deutschland: New Headlines

Teenagers are more connected that ever and yet they seldom have any understanding of major world events. This handout is targeted toward broadening student's global horizons in a format that is not overwhelming for them. Instead of picking single articles for students to read I have them research world headlines (link to Deutsche Welle site included in handout directions), thus reducing the stress or frustration they may feel when assigned full articles. I assign this to all levels of German even upper levels. I find that the more background knowledge students have about world events the easier it is for them to understand target language text I choose to work on. The purpose of this activity is to show students how big of a player Germany is in the world news. Now more than ever Germany is leading Europe through turbulent times. Students should be aware of how their language skills and background knowledge about Germany could be an asset in their future careers if they choose to work in an industry involving the global market. Evolving into a successful German student and Global Citizen is an essential goal for any language program! I generally take my students to the computer lab to do this for a 50 minute period. That way I can walk around and discuss the topics they are looking at together. The conversations have been very interesting and I can tell they learn a lot. I also don't force them to only focus on Germany, because knowledge of all world news help them to develop an interest in the large world, thus increasing their interest of foreign study, which would increase their interest to continue with the language.
Busybugsy
Upper Level German Activities

Upper Level German Activities

This is a bundle of my upper level resources so far. These often require the use of higher level grammar and vocabulary. They are not grammar specific activities though. I have a different bundle for grammar.
Busybugsy
German Lesson Review Document

German Lesson Review Document

Review your own lessons by asking for feedback from your students! Lead by example and foster an atmosphere of self assessment for improvement! This is a Word document and so can be edited.
TheArtyTeacher
A2 German Speaking Test Questions and Answers - Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands - CULTURAL

A2 German Speaking Test Questions and Answers - Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands - CULTURAL

Edexcel and AQA A-level questions and answers for your 2016 SPEAKING=WRITING exam practise. Topics are taken from AQA Past Papers Speaking Cards. The topic covered: Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands Links to resources are provided. On 10 pages you can choose from a wide range of answers and/or formulate your own. All information is up-to-date and relates to the current situation in 2015-2016.
StartGerman
German A2 Speaking Test Questions and Answers - Topic: Asyl

German A2 Speaking Test Questions and Answers - Topic: Asyl

Edexcel and AQA A-level questions and answers for your 2016 SPEAKING exam practise. The topic covered: Asyl. Links to resources are provided. You can choose from a wide range of answers and/or formulate your own. All information is up-to-date and relates to the current situation in 2015-2016. Further questions and answers topics: Rassissmus und Integration, Gastarbeiter, Ausländer, Aussiedler are published separately.
StartGerman
UPDATED FOR 2017. Cross curricular Photograph Library for Inspiration - Over 630 Images

UPDATED FOR 2017. Cross curricular Photograph Library for Inspiration - Over 630 Images

This resource provides 21 individual photographic slideshows (over 630 images) suitable for use with students of all ages and numerous subject areas including Biology, Geography, Art and English (Creative Writing inspiration) Includes slideshows of: Autumn Birds Buildings Dramatic landscapes Fish Flowers Fungi Graffiti Hands Insects Natural textures Numbers People Rust Sky Sea Trees Water Faces Plants Perspective
StartEducation
Themes in Das Leben der Anderen

Themes in Das Leben der Anderen

A number of short excerpts from reviews of the the film. Students must identify the references to the themes in each review. This is followed by a Diamond Nine card sort in which students must discuss the themes and agree which are more important and which are less important.
petermorris2001
European Day of Languages

European Day of Languages

A selection of films with discussion and activity ideas celebrating languages around the world. The resource has been designed for use to celebrate European Day of Languages, which takes place on 26 September each year. The resource can also be used at any time to support the Languages curriculum and Film Club programming. To start your free Into Film Club visit www.intofilm.org Did you find this resource useful? Leaving a star rating will help other teachers to find it.
IntoFilm
secondary generic lesson activities

secondary generic lesson activities

slides that can be used to add into your own files with generic activities. different sections such as starters, bell activities, class activities, paired activities, differentiation, extension, afl and quick mini plenaries. There is also power point slides with countdown timers for 1-5min, 10, 15, 20, 25 min timers. Over 100 slides. **All are hyperlinked together so you can navigate between different activities. 90 simple activities included in the slides. Most require no planning and a few require a little editing to put your own topic or questions in. ** hyperlinks don't require control + click, you need to be in slideshow mode and just click on the word to move to the appropriate page - in response to the first review**
mummyofh
Fun with Languages: Online Collection of Activities (German, French, Russian and Spanish)

Fun with Languages: Online Collection of Activities (German, French, Russian and Spanish)

Online bank of activities, games, worksheets and resources to help in learning a foreign language collected together in an easy to navigate website. Useful as cover lesson activities, teaching activities, revision and homework. Resources for German and French for all ages and abilities KS2-KS5. Also includes resources for Russian and KS3 Spanish. Formerly known as 'Suttonhighmfl'. I have posted this using a free webhost so that this very extensive collection of resources is available free of charge to all teachers and learners of languages. Please note that the activities that require Flash work on a PC but not on an iPad or phone. Some activities such as jigwords are gradually being updated as the free host does not support this type of file. This website was first published in 2004 and is regularly updated with new resources.
BrightonEarly