🎼German Level 3, Activity 13: Musik / Music (Online)

Colorful music staff with notes, rests, bass clef and treble clef signs.
Freepik – Starline
Description: Students will practice asking each other questions related to the different topics they learned about in the class.

Semantic Topics: Music, Musik,  Adjectives, Adverbs, Adjektive Adverben.

Products: Music Training Link, Link zum Musiktraining.

Practices: Understanding people through the type of music they enjoy.  Menschen durch die Art von Musik verstehen, die sie genießen.

Perspectives: Value in every type of music and in individual preference.  Wert in jeder Art von Musik und in individueller Vorliebe.

NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards:

  • Standard 1.1: Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
  • Standard 1.2: Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.

Idaho State Content Standards:

  • Objective: COMM 1.1 Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
  • Objective: COMM 2.1 Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can effectively use the vocabulary I have learned throughout the semester.
  • I can be interviewed in German and answer questions in detail.
  • I can speak German for an extended period of time.


1. Discuss the Can-Do Statements with the Students.


Music Training Instructions

  • Musikausbildung


2. Share your screen and make sure to also click the share computer audio so they can hear the music.

  • Teilen Sie Ihren Bildschirm und stellen Sie sicher, dass Sie auch auf computeraudio freigeben klicken, damit sie die Musik hören können.


3. Students find a song that they like.

  • Die Schüler finden ein Lied, das ihnen gefällt.


4. They then choose what level they want but a beginner level is recommended.

  • Sie wählen dann, welches Niveau sie wollen, aber ein Anfängerniveau wird empfohlen.


5. They should then choose the fill mode instead of write mode (in the top right corner of the video area.)

  • Sie sollten dann den Füllmodus anstelle des Schreibmodus (in der oberen rechten Ecke des Videobereichs) auswählen.


6. They don’t have to make an account.

  • Sie müssen kein Konto erstellen.


7. They can repeat a line (or it will automatically repeat if they miss the word) and can also pause the video if they need to catch up.

  • Sie können eine Zeile wiederholen (oder sie wird automatisch wiederholt, wenn sie das Wort verpassen) und können das Video auch anhalten, wenn sie aufholen müssen.

Main Activity

Oral Interview

  • Mündliches Interview


1. Students will be put in pairs and assigned A or B cards. Share the link to these cards in the chat!

  • Die Schüler werden paarweise eingesetzt und mit A- oder B-Karten ausgestattet. Teilen Sie den Link zu diesen Karten im Chat!


2. They will go into breakout rooms and conduct interviews, asking and answering questions that will go off each other.

  • Sie werden in Breakout-Räume gehen und Interviews führen, Fragen stellen und beantworten, die voneinander ausgehen.


The instructor should go into breakout rooms to make sure students are interviewing each other.

Der Lehrer sollte in den Breakout-Räume gehen, um sicherzustellen, dass die Schüler sich gegenseitig interviewen.


3. Students will return to the main room once finished.

  • Die Schüler kehren nach Fertigstellung in den Hauptraum zurück.



Have students share what German artists they like.  Lassen Sie die Schüler erzählen, welche deutschen Künstler sie mögen.

Ask if there are other types of German music they enjoy?  Fragen Sie, ob es andere Arten deutscher Musik gibt, die sie mögen?

End of Activity:

  • Read Can-Do statements once more and have students evaluate their confidence. (Use thumbs up/thumbs down)
  • Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation.
  • Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future activities!

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can effectively use the vocabulary I have learned throughout the semester.
  • I can be interviewed in German and answer questions in detail.
  • I can speak German for an extended period of time.

Cultural Resources

Anya shares 5 German Artists You Must Know,    The Easy Germans share The Most Annoying Song Ever.

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