Audio-Lingua is a website from the GEP (a Group of Pedagogical Experiments) in the Académie of Versailles. It offers more than 5600 mp3 resources in 13 languages to listen online or download in order to practice the oral comprehension skill.
COERLL produces online language learning materials (for example language courses, reference grammars, assessment tools, and corpora) for teachers to adopt, adapt, modify, and share, and also provides professional development tools for teachers. You can browse materials on the COERLL website.
Circumlocution is a necessary skill for negotiating meaning in the target language. This activity could be used at any level as partner practice, as a written assessment, or as a game like "Taboo". Phrases should be taught in advance or students may have them available. Vocabulary could be varied according to the unit and level of instruction. This activity could be a filler for a few minutes at the end of class or as a longer activity.
In unserem zweijährigen Erasmusprojekt "Die Kinder von Europia: Schule, Arbeit und Leben in 100 Jahren" haben Schüler aus Deutschland und Frankreich zusammen Gruppenpuzzle und Placemate in Deutschland gemacht.
Through providing an overview about food habits and the recent trends in the fast food culture in German-speaking countires, students gain knowledge in that field and become more confident in ordering food as they have to practice real world situations. This activity also contains a brief introduction to influences from other countries and cultures as well as immigration.
Each student is given Person card with information that matches other cards held by classmates. They need to ask each other questions about who they are in German so they are able to find a match. If they think they have found their match, they compare emojis to confirm. This activity can be expanded by having students describe themselves or describe each other at the beginning or end of the activity.
The FLLITE website contains a collection of lessons in second language literacy for various languages.
The website is the focal point of the FLLITE Project, which takes the creative moments found in everyday language use as the basis for lessons in second language literacy. By emphasizing language play as central to communication, FLLITE lessons aim to develop language awareness as well as communicative abilities through the integration of speaking, reading, listening, and writing tasks.
The goal of the FLLITE Project is the publication of classroom-tested lessons based on authentic texts in different languages, for example, blogs, Internet memes, YouTube videos, slam poetry, and so forth.
All FLLITE lessons carry an open license that allows you the teacher to…
…access, adapt, and re-use any lesson; and
…contribute a lesson for editorial feedback and publication.
Guides a learner who has no previous German experience to gain the ability to accurately understand formal written German prose, aided only by a comprehensive dictionary. Specific objectives include: 1) Explain enough grammatical and syntactical information about the German language to enable you to read any desired text with the aid of a dictionary. 2) Explain elements of word formation to accelerate the process of learning vocabulary. 3) Lead you through practice in small-scale translation as the necessary foundation for dealing with more complex readings.
This assessment is a speaking exercise where students will introduce themselves to other students. Students will also ask questions for other students to respond to, and respond to other students' introductions about themselves. This assessment is appropriate for Novice Low students. (Rubric for grading is also included).
Students will have a “Meet and Greet” party where they will pretend to be the person on their card, such as Heidi Klum. They will introduce themselves and greet other people, taking into account the times of the day and their feelings review the different greetings.
In this lab, students will practice expressing their likes and dislikes in reference to food. Students will also practice identifying ingredients in certain dishes.
Students will practice talking about medical issues they may come across. Students will also practice coming up with solutions to common health issues.
Students must try to formulate questions related to the topics on the bingo card. This is to help the students get to know each other in their target language.
Students will discuss questions about their school life and how it might compare to German school life.
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.