German Level 4, Activity #12: Reisen / Travel (Face to Face)

Photo of a train tracks in a train station.
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Description: Students talk about their dream holiday and plan the holiday using the TUI App.  They then present their holiday to the group.

Semantic Topics: Travel, Reisen, Holiday,  Urlaub, Superlatives, Superlative, Commands, Befehle.

Products: TUI Travel App, TUI Reise-App.

Practices: The use of technology to plan a dream vacation.  Der Einsatz von Technologie, um einen Traumurlaub zu planen.

Perspectives:  Travel to a German speaking country provides many opportunities to further German language education and Germanic cultural education. Planning ahead can make for a better travel experience.  Reisen in ein deutschsprachiges Land bieten viele Möglichkeiten der deutschsprachigen und germanisch-kulturellen Bildung. Eine vorausschauende Planung kann für ein besseres Reiseerlebnis sorgen.

NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards:

  • Standard 1.2  Students understand and interpret spoken and written language on a variety of topics.
  • Standard 1.3 Students understand and interpret spoken and written language on a variety of topics.

Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

  • Objective: COMM 2.1  Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read or viewed on a variety of topics.
  • Objective: COMM 3.1  Present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media in the target language.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can plan and present on my ideal trip.
  • I can use resources or technology to help me plan a trip more effectively.
  • I can discuss past travel experiences.

Warm-Up

Watch the TUI App

What can you do with the app?
     Was kann man mit dem App machen?
Do you think the “my TUI app” will be helpful?
     Denkt ihr, dass die “meine TUI App” hilfreich sein wird?

Main Activity

Plan Your Trip
     Plant euren Urlaub!

With PicCollage, Maps or Google Earth plan your dream holiday.
     Mit PicCollage, Maps oder Google Earth plant euren Traumurlaub!
Present your dream holiday for the group.
     Präsentiert den Traumurlaub für die Gruppe!

Wrap-Up

Are you trying to learn the language a bit before you go on vacation?
     Versucht ihr die Sprache ein wenig zu lernen, bevor ihr in Urlaub fahrt?

What were the biggest mishaps or accidents that happened to you on your travels?
     Was waren die größten Missgeschicke oder Pannen (accidents) die euch auf euren Reisen passiert sind?
How would you find your way on a trip without a smartphone?
     Wie würdet ihr euch ohne Smartphone auf einer Reise zurechtfinden?

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 plan and present on my ideal trip.
  • I can use resources or technology to help me plan a trip more effectively.
  • I can discuss past travel experiences.

Cultural Notes:  Linked is an Easy German video, What is Your Dream Vacation.

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