What do the songs “Backe, backe Kuchen,” “O Tannenbaum” and “Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf!” have in common? All three are the names of popular German language children’s songs you can use in your classroom to help your students gain a stronger grasp on the German language.
German Lesson Plans for Secondary Grades 6-12
Teachers of German know that the language can be challenging to learn, but also very rewarding! Help your students grasp German grammar and vocabulary with these easy-to-employ lesson plans and teaching ideas. You’ll find everything from teaching basic German phrases, to ideas for group work and dialogue as well as understanding grammar and writing. Dig into our teacher resources and start using these ideas today!
Brushing up on your German lessons? Vocabulary about food in Germany has its definite uses for any language student or anyone who is intent on traveling abroad.
Games for kids in German provide practical applications for the vocabulary and grammar drills that frequently accompany the study of the language. Kids’ games in German include those for the preschool or kindergarten classroom as well as those for the advanced speller and grammarian.
These two classroom activities in German for kids will provide fun and laughter to your students, and they will have no trouble remembering their numbers and directions after this.
The German accusative case is not as difficult as it seems. Make a game of it and it becomes easy to teach and learn.
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.
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.
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.
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.