German Level 3, Activity #05: Ein Hotel Buchen / Booking a Hotel (Face to Face)

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Description: Students are taking a trip to Germany/Switzerland/Austria for Thanksgiving (11/18-11/26). They will need to use their German knowledge to “book” a hotel for the duration of their stay, as well as ask if certain amenities are available

Semantic Topics: Hotel, Reserve, Reservieren, Book, Buch, Vacation, Urlaub, Formal You,  Sie.

Products: online site – tripadvisor.de.

Practices:  Appropriate measures for hotel bookings and information about the amenities of hotels in German. Entsprechende Maßnahmen bei Hotelbuchungen und Informationen zur Ausstattung von Hotels in deutscher Sprache.

Perspectives:  Cultural norms in traveling, booking hotels and using amenities in a German speaking land.  Kulturelle Normen beim Reisen, der Hotelbuchung und der Nutzung von Annehmlichkeiten im deutschsprachigen Raum.

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 Content Standards for World Languages:

  • 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 understand a conversation about the cost and availability of an item between a customer and a salesperson.
  • I can interact to ask for clarification by asking specific questions.
  • I can participate in a conversation with a partner to identify the information we need to plan a trip.

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Warm-Up

For the first five minutes have the students find a hotel on tripadvisor.de.

  • Für die ersten fünf Minuten finden die Studierenden ein Hotel auf tripadvisor.de.

Main Activity

1. Once students have found a hotel, they will go over the questions to find out if their hotel has the amenity or not.

  • Wenn Studenten ein Hotel finden, können sie durch die Fragen schauen, um zu sehen, ob sie die Annehmlichkeiten haben.

2. They must then ask the other students, as if they were a customer, that question about the other hotels.

  • Dann müssen sie den anderen Schülern, als wären sie Kunden, diese Frage zu den anderen Hotels stellen.
  • Was für ein Hotelzimmer reserviert deine Familie, wenn es Urlaub gibt?
  • Bleibt ihr lieber in das Hotel oder explorieren gehen?

WRAP UP

  • Ask the students what amenities they could like to have in hotels.

Fragen Sie die Schüler, welche Annehmlichkeiten sie sich in Hotels wünschen.

 

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 understand a conversation about the cost and availability of an item between a customer and a salesperson.
  • I can interact to ask for clarification by asking specific questions.
  • I can participate in a conversation with a partner to identify the information we need to plan a trip.
Cultural Notes:  Below is a fun video full of German Hotel Vocabulary.

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Let's Chat! German by Alexandria Crandall; Annika Henderson; Brenna McNeil; Camille Daw; David Crasper; Emma Eason; Erica Laursen; Jacob Cortez; Julia Dryer; Katherine Bukhantsov; Luca Heid; Mary Berheim; Mimi Fahnstrom; Naia Robinson; Nicole Woychick; Reagan Solomon; Robin Wagner; Sarah Lausch; Shawn Moak; Shelby Cole; Sophie Campbell; Stephi Arth; and Zahra Akbari is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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