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"How to..." guide for organising a language day in school.

Thinking of holding a language event at school but don’t know where to start? We have created "How to..." guides from our most popular events to help you replicate them back in school. Each guide contains a full description of how to run the event including essential considerations, some sample programmes and task lists to give you an idea of what needs to be done and how to plan out the day. We also have some workshop ideas and resources which can be adapted for use with any language. You may find some the activities can be adapted to deliver during class time rather than as a formal event - please feel free to use them as you wish!

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"How to..." guide to holding an animation workshop in school.

Thinking of holding a language event at school but don’t know where to start? We have created "How to..." guides from our most popular events to help you replicate them back in school. Each guide contains a full description of how to run the event including essential considerations, some sample programmes and task lists to give you an idea of what needs to be done and how to plan out the day. We also have some workshop ideas and resources which can be adapted for use with any language. You may find some the activities can be adapted to deliver during class time rather than as a formal event - please feel free to use these guides as you wish!

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'Die Verwandlung' gap-fill exercise.

A gap-fill exercise to practice adjective endings, using the opening passage of Franz Kafka's famous novella 'Die Verwandlung'. Suitable for advanced (A-level and above) learners of German. Answers are provided.

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'Die schlesischen Weber' lesson.

A series of reading, writing, listening and speaking activities based on Heinrich Heine's famous poem 'die schlesischen Weber'. Suitable for advanced (post A-level) students of German. Answers are provided.

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'Oeko-Hauptstadt Hamburg' lesson.

A collection of speaking, listening and vocabulary-building exercises based on the Deutsche Welle video 'Oeko-Hauptstadt Hamburg'. Suitable for advanced (post A-level) learners of German. Answers are provided.

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'Rapunzel' gap-fill exercise.

A gap-fill exercise to practice case identification and endings based on the well-known fairytale 'Rapunzel'. Suitable for advanced (A-level and above) learners of German. Answers are provided.

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2013 Why study languages calendar_February_German.

This calendar, for the month of February 2013, in German, was produced by LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies. Look out for another language next month! This is the second of a 12-month series lasting until Dec 2013. A printed 'Why study language?' calendar for 2013 is available from www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk/calendar.

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A reading and translation of Goethe's poem Das Rosenband.

Goethe's poem Das Rosenband performed by Christian Wewerka in German, with text and synchronised translation. From the Goethe Podcasts web site, by Dr. Sean Allan of the University of Warwick. http://go.warwick.ac.uk/goethe

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A-level listening exercises.

Working with colleagues at The Sixth Form College, Solihull and Foreign Language Assistants based in the West Midlands we have produced these recordings related to the A-level curriculum. The recordings are natural unscripted dialogues between natives and are transcribed. The FLAs also produced gap fill activities and question exercises to accompany the recordings.

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Answers to Tatort lesson.

Answers to listening exercises based on the police drama 'Tatort'.

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Basic relative pronouns in German.

A set of exercises, with solutions and explanations, on the basic relative pronouns in German. Suitable for CEF levels B1 and B2.

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Bildgeschichte.

A writing exercise based on photos for intermediate students.

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Blogging with students.

Studetns taking part in a life discussion

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Christmas inspired listening and speaking exercise (German): Weihnachten bei den Hoppenstedts.

Listening and speaking exercise for intermediate to advanced learners of German (AS level and above); based on a 'youtube' videoclip by 'Loriot', which gives a humerous description of German christmas traditions; speaking exercise suitable for pair work

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Das direkte Objekt im Akkusativ.

In this online activity, Intermediate students of German will learn how to identify the direct object in the sentence.

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Dative for indirect object puzzle.

A puzzle involving the formation of sentences using indirect objects in the dative case. Suitable for intermediate (GCSE and AS-level) learners of German. One possible solution is provided.

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Der Imperativ - German online activity.

There are 3 different forms of the imperative in German. In this online activity, students will learn how to form and use the imperativ correctly.

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Deutsche Zungenbrecher.

some tongue twisters to practise difficult German sounds

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Ein neuer Mac.

A short dialogue in colloquial German offering computer vocabulary and phrases. Find a word document with transcript, tanslation, vocabulary list and some advice on pronunciation in the 'Associated Activities'.

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Englischlernen fuer die Kleinsten.

Reading and vocabulary building exercise for upper-intermediate students of German.

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Extended participial phrases in German.

German grammar module on extended participial phrases. Mainly for refreshing and exam preparation, but also for learning.

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Fragebildung.

Students will learn how to form different kinds of questions in German (yes-no questons etc.)

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Genitive relative pronouns in German.

A set of exercises, with solutions and explanations, on the use of genitive relative pronouns in German. Suitable for CEF level B2.

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German GCSE Vocabulary.

This is resource for GCSE pupils to revise vocabulary - use it as actively as you can: read it, copy out sections, categorise items, make lists, record yourself on your MP3 player, get your family to test you and if you have any other ideas, share them!

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German Naughts and Crosses.

Interactive Naughts and Crosses with German subject pronouns.

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German Podcast.

Podcasting with students - task sheet (in German only)

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German towns wordsearch.

Suitable for beginners and younger learners (2 versions - easier one has towns listed) Answer sheet included

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German verb sheet.

Verb sheet for writing out verbs for conjugating in German

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Haben or sein in the perfect tense?

A set of exercises with explanations on the use of the different auxiliary verbs, haben and sein, for the German perfect tense. Suitable for CEF level B1/B2.

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Im internet sprachen lernen.

This learning object is in German, and considers how the internet can be used to practise speaking in German.

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Im internet sprachen lernen.

This learning object is in German, and considers how the internet can be used to practise speaking in German.

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Images of Salzburg.

These are images of the city of Salzburg, taken in Summer 2005.

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Introducing translation.

Pretranslation, translation and translation review tasks. Aim: To introduce prospective university students, such as sixth formers, to the kind of assignment they might be given at the start of a university course in Translation Studies in German. It is intended to give students an idea as to the type of text they might be required to translate and the issues they would need to think about when beginning to train as a professional translator. 2 parts, 12 tasks - total time 4 hours.

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Kafka - Ein Traum.

This is a short story by Franz Kafka.

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Konjunktiv I.

powerpoint on the how to form subjunctive I in German

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LLAS/Why study...? downloadable calendar - December 2012, German.

This calendar, for the month of December 2012, in German, was produced by LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies. It was created with help from teachers working on the JISC-funded Community Cafe project. Quiz questions and answers are also included. This is the final month of a 16-month series. We have produced a 2013 calendar, order your copy at: https://www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk/calendar

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Learn any Language Online through Skype.

Native Monks provides customized one-to-one language lessons across hundreds of languages. Students can go through our exhaustive list of native tutors and choose the tutor they would like to learn from, based on the price, location, rating and native language. Direct communication with a dedicated tutor and personalized lessons through Skype make learning any language fun, easy and effective. Students can browse through tutor profiles, contact tutors directly and fix a convenient time slot for their lessons.

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Lieber freiwillig eine Ehrenrunde als Stress mit G8 - Textdiskussion eines Artikels aus der 'Frankfurter Rundschau' (German - intermediate/advanced).

This exercise is based on an article of the 'Frankfurter Rundschau' which is freely available on the internet (link provided in document). Reading the article/looking up unknown vocabulary can be given as homework, so that the class time can focus on the discussion itself. The questions should be used as prompts for discussion (first in pairs/followed by a class discussion). Depending on the confidence/ability of students, it might be helpful to give them 5-10 minutes to think about the questions and make some bullet points before starting the discussion.

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Listening comprehension: Die Wahrheit über Deutschland - Spießigkeit.

A listening comprehension task and answer sheet based on a Deutsche Welle podcast, which is available on youtube (see link on worksheet). The listening task is under 5 minutes long and suitable for (lower) intermediate learners of German (~AS level).

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Listening excercise and key "Studentenleben im Hotel Mama".

A listening exercise on student life in Germany, interview including a German student and her parents. Stage 3 (upper intermediate

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Listening exercise "Berliner Mauer".

Listening exercises on the fall of the Berlin wall

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Mein gestriger Tag.

pair work activity to talk about yesterday's activities

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Mein gestriger Tag.

Pair work activity in German to talk about past events.

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Moving from GCSE to AS level for the first time in a language.

Moving from GCSE to AS level for the first time in a language - how to do it effectively and more enjoyably.

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Online activity for German - werden passive with trans/intrans verbs.

This is an online activity to practice the passive in German.

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Opening the Door to Language Learning Handbook.

This resource is the product of a European-funded project which explored strategies for supporting independent language learning among adult learners in the community. It offers a range of short case studies and a series of recommendations and practical suggestions on how to promote language learning in the community. Find out more about the project and download the handbook in other languages at www.opendoor2languages,eu

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Passiv - online activity for German.

In this online exercise, students will learn to choose the appropriate form of the passive for different situations.

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Perfect Tense Puzzle.

This puzzle gives students a chance to practice forming sentences in the perfect tense. It is suitable for beginners. One possible solution is provided.

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Possessivpronomen.

In this online exercise intermediate students will learn how to identify the appropriate possessive pronoun in context.

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Queen Victoria.

Grammar exercises, past tense, conditional clauses

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Quiz about Germany.

A simple quiz (in German) about German history, geography and culture. Suitable for beginning and intermediate learners of German. If necessary, students can use dictionaries to look up unfamiliar words. Answers are provided.

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Reiseplanung (Intermediate German).

In this exercise students plan a short trip through Germany in small groups, which they then present to the other students in class. As such, it is very much a research and speaking exercise. It was written to be used with laptops/computers and internet access available during class time. However, the research part of the exercise could also be given as homework and it could then be used in a more traditional setup. This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ Please attribute Livia Schanze when re-using.

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Rezept (and key to grammar exercise).

Students need to rewrite this "Apfelstrudel" recipe using the SIE-imperative. The verbs of the orginal recipe will help them write their own recipe.

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Speaking exercise about personality traits (German): Kater Paul und Tassilo.

Pair work speaking exercise aimed at describing contrasting personalities; based on 10 pictures of a German newspaper comic strip (Strizz); can be expanded as a class discussion about stereotypes; suitable for intermediate to advanced learners (AS level and above)

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Talking about yourself - Natalia.

Natalia, a German student at the University of Worcester, talks about her background and hobbies. Watch the clip and try to answer the questions on the worksheet.

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Talking about yourself - Susanne.

Susanne, a senior lecturer in Biology at the University of Worcester, talks about herself and her work

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Tatort lesson.

Speaking and listening exercises for advanced learners of German, based on the police drama 'Tatort'.

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Text comprehension and discussion: Türken pflanzen nur Bohnen (exercises and answer sheet) (Gisela Schalk).

These exercises (and answer sheet) are based on the short story 'Türken pflanzen immer nur Bohnen' by Gisela Schalk. The story is available in: Teichert et al. (2004). Allerlei zum Lesen, Houghton Hifflin. The short story as well as these exercises are suitable for (lower) intermediate students (~AS level). They would fit well into a unit on national stereotypes, character traits or a discussion on tolerance.

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Textbearbeitung Zeitschriften (German - intermediate/advanced).

In this exercise students choose a German magazine/newspaper they would like to investigate. Either, the teacher can bring magazines/newspapers to choose from or students can use the internet to investigate online magazines/newspapers. The exercise begins with an individual reading/short writing exercise, then continues with pair work and ends with a general class discussion. This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0 Please attribute Livia Schanze when re-using.

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The German 'werden' passive with transitive and intransive verbs.

A set of exercises, with explanations and solutions, on the use of the 'werden' passive with transitive and intransitive verbs. Suitable for CEF levels B1 and B2.

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The German passive with 'sein' and 'werden'.

A set of exercises, with explanations and solutions, on the use of the German passive with 'sein' and 'werden'. Suitable for CEF levels B1 and B2.

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Transition materials - moving from A-level to degree level (GERMAN).

This resource is a series of 6 modules designed to support students making the transition from A-level to degree level studies. Topics covered include Dictionary Skills, Analytical Reading and Writing an Academic Text. Each module is available in Spanish*, French, German and English. English language versions are also available with a voiceover recorded by undergraduates to help guide students through the resources. (*Modules 3 and 5 in Spanish coming soon). Students should first access the English language versions which provide an overview before moving to the foreign language versions for specific activities related to each language. With thanks to Angela Morris, Elisabeth Wielander, Céline Benoit and Jordina Sala-Branchadell who designed and collated the resources. Thanks also goes to our students Philippa Seymour, Fatemah Ackbar Sayed and Rachna Shah who recorded the voiceovers.

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Unscramble the sentences!

This is a word-order exercise for students who have just started to learn German. Students have to re-arrange the words in each example to form simple questions and sentences. Answers are provided.

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Urlaub.

A speaking task based on 4 pictures for intermediate students

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Vocabulary and Phrase test (Beginners German).

This is a Vocabulary and Phrase test, which should take around 15 - 20 minutes for students to complete. It is based on the words and phrases introduced in Unit 1 of the Studio D textbook. It includes an answer sheet.

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Von der Uni zum Buerger.

Writing and grammar task for upper-intermediate students

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Was kann ich während der Sommerferien machen, um mein Deutsch zu verbessern?

This is a brief compilation of some of the online resources, which may help students to maintain/improve their German during the (summer) holidays.

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Welche Aufgaben haben Staatsoberhaeupter?

A short video clip on the main duties of presidents of different nations. Student level: upper-intermediate for German language

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Worksheet on irregular past participles.

A gap-fill exercise which provides practice in forming irregular past-participles. Suitable for students at GCSE or AS level. Answers are included.

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Your cooperation with Essay Dune company.

If you embark on cooperation with Essay Dune writing services you can benefit from this. First of all you save your time on writing essays, experts will complete your assignments on behalf of your name, second of all, your works will differ from your group mates because it will be written of the highest quality.

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Zukunftsträume.

Outline of a tutorial session for upper intermediate German students (face-to-face or via synchronous voice conferencing) with accompanying PowerPoint slide. Learning objectives: to think about what our world might look like in the future, to use present,

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This list was generated on Fri Jul 14 02:00:44 2017 BST.