The German Frame-semantic Online Lexicon (G-FOL) is a prototype of a new kind of pedagogical dictionary. The goal is to help students learn how words are used in modern-day German. This online resource is different from traditional dictionaries and textbooks because it is based on the German FrameNet at the University of Texas at Austin, a digital archive of how German words are used in real life contexts. As such, students can easily access up-to-date information about the syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic contexts in which a German word appears. In addition, each lexical entry provides information about a word’s register, frequency, and related meanings. Thanks to G-FOL’s web-based architecture, the lexicon easily links to other pedagogical resources in digital format and can be updated with new words or new usages of existing words.
This is a set of three tasks for students to do to elaborate on understanding of Bertolt Brecht's Die Unwürdige GreisinThis would be over a few days- working on the interpersonal questions and intial reading in the first two days to activiate their prior knowledge about common family dynamics, and how they could be different now as opposed to 100+ years ago, then give students time to work on reading the entire text, finally having students create a conversation between the two brothers. This does not have comprehension questions for the entire text.
Students will practice answering open-ended questions using vocabulary from the past chapters.
Grenzenlos Deutsch is a no-cost alternative to textbooks. We seek to represent a breadth of perspectives that will enable our students to talk about their own lives; thus we have designed content that is actively feminist, anti-racist, anti-classist, anti-ableist, LGBTQIA+ friendly and represents a spectrum of experience.
For each of the thematic modules, there are three units of increasing complexity. Each unit has approximately six lessons, and each lesson has an Erweiterung, which includes additional activities to recap and solidify activities in the main lesson; they were designed to be used as homework or in additional hours (for example, in a lab or conversation session).
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Grenzenlos Deutsch (GD) is:
Interactive: The activities are intended to give you opportunities to practice some of the skills you’ll be learning along the way.
Cultural: Each lesson includes readings and/or video that relates to some aspect of DACHL culture (D- Germany; A- Austria; CH- Switzerland; L-Liechtenstein).
Inclusive: One of our goals is to make it possible for you to talk about yourself and your life in German, and thus we introduce basic language for talking about LGBTQIA+ identities, complex family structures, and lifestyle choices such as veganism, vegetarianism, and intentional communities.
OER: Grenzenlos Deutsch is an Open Educational Resource. This means that all of the content, including photos and videos, can be used, reused, and shared with attribution given to Grenzenlos Deutsch. Licensed CC-BY-NC-SA: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
Grimm Grammar is an online German grammar reference from the University of Texas at Austin. It is an irreverent revival and shameless exploitation of 19th-century Grimm Fairy Tales for honorable pedagogical purposes.
Website created by Nancy Thuleen for teachers of German. It contains ready made resources and worksheets German teachers can use in their classrooms for free and with no attribution.