German teachers can use the following classroom activity to have students practice asking and answering questions about colors and shapes in German. The color and shape vocabulary is also available as a printable download.
Preparing your German students for a trip to a German-speaking country? Planning on needing to communicate in the German language on your own vacation? If you answered yes to either or both of these questions, this lesson plan will teach you some useful travel German vocabulary.
Berlinerisch, also referred to as Berlinering or Berlinisch, is pretty much what it sounds like: the dialect of German spoken by Berliners. Any native German can tell a Berliner just by how he talks, including differences in accent, slang, and even grammar.
If you’re planning on going to Germany anytime soon, you’re probably going to want to eat. Learning how to order food at a restaurant is prerequisite to this. This article provides a basic guide and vocabulary on eating out, as well as an idea for a lesson and links to more resources.
Many common German verbs can take separable prefixes that change the meaning of the verb. This article outlines a lesson plan for teaching first-year German students to use German separable prefix verbs.
In this second article of the series German Equivalents for a Dozen English idioms, you find twelve new English Idioms and their German translations in the infinitive. Also find a real-life example along with vocabulary for those idioms which do not translate literally.
Knowing your way around food is one of the first steps to German fluency—and a good meal. This article provides an overview of German food vocabulary and related words, including a printable download of the vocabulary lists.
In this article, you will learn the use of the indefinite article kein for the negation of sentences in German and view examples to illustrate its use. A declension chart for kein is also included here for use as a reference tool.
The imperative mood makes direct commands, expresses requests, and grants or denies permission. The following article describes a lesson plan for teaching basic commands in German to first year English-speaking German students and includes examples to illustrate the German imperative verb form.
If you’re learning the German language, read this article and find out how to write and interpret the Subjunctive II mood. See how it works and view examples.