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German A1.1 Lesson Plan

(Chapters 1 to 3 of Textbook)

 ​12 lessons of 1.5 hours each – Total 18 hours
Textbook & Workbook with CDs:  Begegnungen Daf Sprachniveau A1+
Written By:  Anne Buscha & Szilvia Szita

Lesson
Details
Lesson 1
1.5 hours
Chapter
1 – Good Day (Guten Tag)
Skills
Introduction, greeting, spelling, counting
Grammar
Verbs conjugation present tense, personal pronouns, basic sentence structure, basic question structure
Vocabulary
Numbers (1-1000), German alphabet, ask for & give information about person
Activities
Dialogues: introduction (self)
Lesson 2
1.5 hours
Chapter
1 – Good Day (Guten Tag)
Skills
Introduction, greeting, telephone numbers, occupations
Grammar
Verbs conjugation present tense, personal pronouns, basic sentence structure, basic question structure, definite article (Nominative)
Vocabulary
Ask for & give information on persons
Activities
Dialogues: introduction (third person), number understanding
Lesson 3
1.5 hours
Chapter
1 – Good Day (Guten Tag)
Skills
Introduction, numbers, occupations, languages, countries
Grammar
Verbs conjugation present tense, personal pronouns, basic sentence structure, basic question structure, indefinite and possessive article (Nominative)
Vocabulary
Ask for & give information on persons, languages, countries
Activities
Dialogues: introduction (third person), number understanding, countries and cities, who comes from where
Lesson 4
1.5 hours
Chapter
1 – Good Day (Guten Tag)
Skills
Introduction, family, occupations
Grammar
Verbs conjugation present tense, personal pronouns, basic sentence structure, basic question structure, use of ‘gern’ and ‘lieber’
Vocabulary
Ask for & give information on persons, family relationships, activities & hobbies
Activities
Describe your own family (3 generations, min 5 people, each with at least 2 attributes)
Lesson 5
1.5 hours
Chapter
1 – Good Day (Guten Tag)
Skills
Introduction self and third party, description of family & country
Grammar
Verbs conjugation present tense, personal pronouns, basic sentence structure, basic question structure
Vocabulary
Ask for & give information on persons, short information about countries
Activities
Dialogues: introduction (third person), description third party, country information home country
Lesson 6
1.5 hours
Chapter
2 – First Contact at Work Place (Erste Kontakte am Arbeitsplatz)
Skills
Discussions with colleagues, office equipment & furniture, negation, describe thingsthat do not work
Grammar
Indefinite & definite article (Nominative), Possessive article, negative article &negation
Vocabulary
Office articles & furniture
Activities
Dialogues: problems with office equipment; Listening: Office description
Lesson 7
1.5 hours
Chapter
2 – First Contact at Work Place (Erste Kontakte am Arbeitsplatz)
Skills
Discussions with colleagues, office equipment & furniture, negation, describe things that do not work and opposites
Grammar
Indefinite & definite article (Nominative), possessive article, negative article &negation, modal verb ‘können’
Vocabulary
Office articles & furniture, opposites (adjectives), university departments
Activities
Dialogues: problems with office equipment, description of articles of opposite nature
Lesson 8
1.5 hours
Chapter
2 – First Contact at Work Place (Erste Kontakte am Arbeitsplatz)
Skills
Discussions with colleagues, office equipment & furniture, negation, describe things that do not work & opposites
Grammar
Indefinite & definite article plus adjective (Nominative), possessive article, negative article & negation, modal verb ‘können’
Vocabulary
Opposites (adjectives), free time activities, university departments
Activities
Dialogues: problems with office equipment, description of articles of opposite nature
Lesson 9
1.5 hours
Chapter
2 – First Contact at Work Place (Erste Kontakte am Arbeitsplatz)
Skills
Discussions with colleagues, office equipment & furniture, negation, describe things you like / prefer to do, weekdays, express agreement & disagreement
Grammar
Indefinite & definite article (Nominative); possessive article, negative article & negation, use of ‘gern’ & ‘lieber’, sentence starting with weekdays (inversion), use of ‘schon’ and ‘auch nicht’, modal verb ‘können’
Vocabulary
Opposites (adjectives), weekdays, free time activities
Activities
Dialogues: problems with office equipment, description of activities during the course of a week, express agreement & disagreement
Lesson 10
1.5 hours
Chapter
3 – On the Road in Munich (Unterwegs in München)
Skills
Arrival at hotel, room reservation, check-in, hotel comparison
Grammar
Verbs with Accusative, definite & indefinite article (Accusative), modal verb ‘möchten’
Vocabulary
Hotel
Activities
Dialogues: check in, reception, Q&A using verbs with Accusative
Lesson 11
1.5 hours
Chapter
3 – On the Road in Munich (Unterwegs in München)
Skills
Describe problems at hotel room, name preferences of hotel room choices
Grammar
Verbs with Accusative, definite and indefinite article (Accusative), modal verb ‘möchten’, adjective in front of noun (Nominative & Accusative)
Vocabulary
Hotel, things that do not work
Activities
Dialogues: things that do not work, issue preferences, Q&A using verbs with Accusative
Lesson 12
1.5 hours
Chapter
3 – On the Road in Munich (Unterwegs in München)
Skills
Orientation in the city, sightseeing in Munich
Grammar
Verbs with Accusative, definite & indefinite article (Accusative), modal verb ‘möchten’, adjective in front of noun (Nominative & Accusative), prepositions (temporale & lokale)
Vocabulary
City buildings & functions, museums, free time activities
Activities
Dialogues: visiting a museum, Q&A what to do in a city

German A1.2 Lesson Plan

(Chapters 3 to 5 of Textbook)

 ​12 lessons of 1.5 hours each – Total 18 hours
Textbook & Workbook with CDs:  Begegnungen Daf Sprachniveau A1+
Written By:  Anne Buscha & Szilvia Szita

Lesson
Details
Lesson 1
1.5 hours
Chapter
3 – On the Road in Munich (Unterwegs in München)
Skills
Sightseeing in Munich, information about Munich, times
Grammar
Verbs with Accusative, definite and indefinite article (Accusative), modal verb ‘möchten’, adjective in front of noun (Nominative & Accusative), prepositions
Vocabulary
Museums, university, company, sightseeing, times
Activities
Writing: Describe a day in Munich
Lesson 2
1.5 hours
Chapter
4 – Food & Drinks (Essen und Trinken)
Skills
Breakfast in hotel and in general
Grammar
Plural of nouns, adjectives without article (nouns)
Vocabulary
Food, breakfast, buffet
Activities
Dialogue: Preference for breakfast, common ground on food;     Reading: Breakfast buffet
Lesson 3
1.5 hours
Chapter
4 – Food & Drinks (Essen und Trinken)
Skills
Food and drink, measurement of food and drink (containers)
Grammar
Plural of nouns, adjectives without article (nouns), modal verb ‘mögen’
Vocabulary
Food and drink, measurements/containers
Activities
Dialogue: Shopping at the fruit market, Q&A: food & drink using ‘mögen’
Lesson 4
1.5 hours
Chapter
4 – Food & Drinks (Essen und Trinken)
Skills
Food and drink, recipes, cooking/baking, food culture, eating at the restaurant
Grammar
Plural of nouns, adjectives without article (nouns), modal verb ‘mögen’, polite imperative
Vocabulary
Food and drink, food preparation, recipes, restaurant
Activities
Discussion/Writing: What do you eat during the day? – Dialogue: At the restaurant
Lesson 5
1.5 hours
Chapter
4 – Food & Drinks (Essen und Trinken)
Skills
Food and drink, food culture, eating at the restaurant, the potato
Grammar
Plural of nouns, adjectives without article (nouns), modal verb ‘mögen’, polite imperative, simple past ‘haben’ & ‘sein’
Vocabulary
Food and drink, restaurant, potato
Activities
Discussion/Writing: Write a recipe you like – Q&A: Around the potato
Lesson 6
1.5 hours
Chapter
5 – Everyday Life (Alltag)
Skills
Describe daily routine, work activities, time
Grammar
Verbs with prefix (separable & inseparable), tell time
Vocabulary
Daily routine, work activities
Activities
Discussion/Writing: your daily routine – Listening: 2 daily routines
Lesson 7
1.5 hours
Chapter
5 – Everyday Life (Alltag)
Skills
Describe daily routine, work activities, time & durations
Grammar
Verbs with prefix (separable & inseparable), tell time & duration, modal verbs ‘sollen’ & ‘müssen’
Vocabulary
Daily routine, work activities, events, time durations
Activities
Discussion: use of modal verbs & change of meaning (language nuances);     Writing: morning/afternoon description
Lesson 8
1.5 hours
Chapter
5 – Everyday Life (Alltag)
Skills
Describe daily routine, work activities, past tense use
Grammar
Modal verbs ‘sollen’ & ‘müssen’, creation & use of Perfect (past tense)
Vocabulary
Daily routine, work activities, events, time durations
Activities
Describing/Writing: Daily routine using Perfect
Lesson 9
1.5 hours
Chapter
5 – Everyday Life (Alltag)
Skills
Describe daily routine, work activities, past tense use
Grammar
Create & use of Perfect (past tense)
Vocabulary
Daily routine, work activities, events, work at computer, make appointments
Activities
Describing/Writing: Make appointments, decline appointments
Lesson 10
1.5 hours
Chapter
5 – Everyday Life (Alltag)
Skills
Describe daily routine, work activities, past tense use
Grammar
Create & use of Perfect (past tense), preposition (time)
Vocabulary
Daily routine, work activities, events, work at computer, making appointments, complaints
Activities
Describing/Writing: Complain about something in writing
Lesson 11
1.5 hours
Chapter
5 – Everyday Life (Alltag)
Skills
Describe daily routine, work activities, past tense use, lists & dates, e-mail etiquette
Grammar
Create & use of Perfect (past tense), preposition (time), order numbers
Vocabulary
Daily routine, work activities, events, work at computer, make appointments, complaints, write e-mails
Activities
Describing/Writing: write e-mail on appointments & work
Lesson 12
1.5 hours
Chapter
5 – Everyday Life (Alltag)
Skills
Describe daily routine, work activities, past tense use
Grammar
Create & use of Perfect (past tense), percentages
Vocabulary
Daily routine, work activities, events, work at computer, make appointments, complaints, TV
Activities
Listening/Discussion: Can you live without TV?

German A1.3 Lesson Plan

(Chapters 6 to 8 of Textbook)

 ​12 lessons of 1.5 hours each – Total 18 hours
Textbook & Workbook with CDs:  Begegnungen Daf Sprachniveau A1+
Written By:  Anne Buscha & Szilvia Szita

Lesson 1

1.5 hours

Chapter

6 – Travel (Reisen)

Skills

Weather, travel destinations, give reasons

Grammar

Conjunctions, imperative, modal verb ‘wollen’

Vocabulary

Weather, travel destinations, give reasons

Activities

Discussion: Travel destinations, weather preferences

Lesson 2

1.5 hours

Chapter

6 – Travel (Reisen)

Skills

travel destinations, describe travel & luggage

Grammar

Conjunctions, imperative, modal verb ‘wollen’, preposition (direction), verbs with Dative

Vocabulary

Weather, travel destinations, give reasons, clothing, travel gear

Activities

Listening: Before the holiday

Lesson 3

1.5 hours

Chapter

6 – Travel (Reisen)

Skills

travel destinations, describe travel & luggage, colours, like/dislike

Grammar

Conjunctions, imperative, modal verb ‘wollen’, preposition (direction), verbs with Dative, special structures using Dative, demonstrative pronoun

Vocabulary

Weather, travel destinations, give reasons, clothing, travel gear, shopping, colours

Activities

Discussion: Shopping

Lesson 4

1.5 hours

Chapter

6 – Travel (Reisen)

Skills

travel destinations, describe travel & luggage, colours, like/dislike, buying tickets, taking train, describe holiday experience

Grammar

Conjunctions, imperative, modal verb ‘wollen’, preposition (direction), verbs with Dative, special structures using Dative, demonstrative pronoun

Vocabulary

Weather, travel destinations, give reasons, clothing, travel gear, shopping, colours, travel information & experience

Activities

Listening: announcements Writing: post card from holiday

Lesson 5

1.5 hours

Chapter

7 – Residence/Living  (Wohnen)

Skills

Describe apartment & location, ways to live

Grammar

Location using Dative, direction using Accusative, prepositions that change

Vocabulary

Apartment, location, neighbourhood

Activities

Listening/Discussion: Apartment & Living in the city

Lesson 6

1.5 hours

Chapter

7 – Residence/Living  (Wohnen)

Skills

Describe apartment & location, ways to live, describe inside of apartment, house hunt

Grammar

Location using Dative, direction using Accusative, prepositions that change, comparative of adjectives

Vocabulary

Apartment, location, neighbourhood, furniture

Activities

Writing: describe your own apartment

Lesson 7

1.5 hours

Chapter

7 – Residence/Living  (Wohnen)

Skills

Describe apartment & location, ways to live, describe inside of apartment, give directions from A to B

Grammar

Location using Dative, direction using Accusative, prepositions that change, comparative of adjectives, verbs with location/direction use

Vocabulary

Location, neighbourhood, directions

Activities

Writing: From your home to school

Lesson 8

1.5 hours

Chapter

7 – Residence/Living  (Wohnen)

Skills

Describe apartment & location, ways to live, describe inside of apartment, house orders in Germany

Grammar

Location using Dative, direction using Accusative, prepositions that change, comparative of adjectives, modal verb ‘dürfen’

Vocabulary

Apartment, location, neighbourhood, furniture, prohibited things when living together

Activities

Listening/Discussion: How do Germans live compared to other nations?

Lesson 9

1.5 hours

Chapter

8 – Encounters & Events  (Begegnungen und Ereignisse)

Skills

Well-wishes, gifts, accept/decline invitations

Grammar

Verb ‘werden’, verbs using Dative & Accusative, sentence structure using Dative & Accusative

Vocabulary

Events, excuses

Activities

Listening/Discussion: At a party – chats between people

Lesson 10

1.5 hours

Chapter

8 – Encounters & Events  (Begegnungen und Ereignisse)

Skills

Well-wishes, gifts, accept/decline invitations, excuses using Präteritum (past tense)

Grammar

Verb ‘werden’, verbs using Dative & Accusative, sentence structure using Dative & Accusative, modal verbs in Präteritum

Vocabulary

Events, excuses, party, medicine, body parts

Activities

Discussion: Health recommendations, Reading: medicine information

Lesson 11

1.5 hours

Chapter

8 – Encounters & Events  (Begegnungen und Ereignisse)

Skills

Excuses, news

Grammar

Verb ‘werden’, verbs using Dative & Accusative, sentence structure using Dative & Accusative, modal verbs in Präteritum, prepositions: zu, von, mit, für

Vocabulary

Events, excuses, party, medicine, body parts, news text

Activities

Discussion: News contents

Lesson 12

1.5 hours

Chapter

8 – Encounters & Events  (Begegnungen und Ereignisse)

Skills

Public holidays, Christmas party

Grammar

Verb ‘werden’, verbs using Dative & Accusative, sentence structure using Dative & Accusative, modal verbs in Präteritum, verbs in past tenses

Vocabulary

Christmas party, holiday traditions

Activities

Discussion: Christmas party, holiday tradition