🎥German Level 4, Activity 04: Ab ins Kino / Off to the Movies (Face to Face)

Inside the Theater in Stuttgart
Shawn Moak

Description: Students will plan a trip to a movie in Vienna, using the computer to plan the travel, figure out how to purchase their tickets, discuss favorite movies and actors/actresses, and figure out what snacks to have at the movie.

Semantic Topics: Movies, Filme, Movie Theater Food, Essen im Kino, Freindship, Freundschaft.

Products: Music video about a relationship. Musikvideo über eine Beziehung.

Practices: How to interact in a relationship. Determining what is important in relationships.  Wie man in einer Beziehung interagiert. Bestimmen, was in Beziehungen wichtig ist.

Perspectives: Cultural norms in relationships both with an English speaking individual and German speaking individual.  Kulturelle Normen in Beziehungen sowohl zu einer englischsprachigen als auch zu einer deutschsprachigen Person.

NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards:

  • Standard 1.2 Students understand and interpret spoken and written language on a variety of topics
  • Standard 5.1 Students use German both within and beyond the school setting.
  • Standard 3.1 Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through German.

Idaho State Content Standards:

  • Objective: Comm 1.1 Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
  • Objective: Conn 1.2  Relate information studied in other subjects to the target language and culture.
  • Objective Comt 1.2  Discuss personal preferences in activities and events both within and beyond the classroom.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can figure out how to get from one place to another in a foreign city.
  • I can discuss my preferences about and describe movies.
  • I can invite someone to a movie with me.

Materials Needed:


1. Discuss the Can-Do Statements.

  • Diskutieren Sie die Kann-Do Aussagen.


2. Divide the students up into groups of twos or threes.

  • Teilen Sie die Schüler in Zweier- oder Dreiergruppen auf.


3. The students are friends studying abroad in Vienna.

  • Die Studenten sind Freunde, die in Wien als Austauschstudenten studieren.


4. One student asks another if they would like to go to the movies.

  • Ein Student fragt einen anderen, ob er ins Kino gehen möchte.


5. The Students discuss their favorite German/Austrian Actors/Actresses, Filmmaker, and Films.

  • Die Studierenden diskutieren ihre liebsten deutschen/österreichischen Schauspieler/innen, Filmemacher und Filme.
  • use the links below to compare and discuss the 2021 Box office #1 films in Austria against the 2021 Box office #1 films in the United States.

Main Activity

Using computers or their cell phones have the students…

Mithilfe von Computern oder ihren Mobiltelefonen lassen Sie die Schüler…


1. Research the movies available to see in Vienna.

  • recherchieren Sie die Filme, die man in Wien sehen kann.


2. Decide on which movie to see.

  • Entscheiden Sie, welchen Film Sie sehen möchten.


3. Create directions to the Theater from the University of Vienna, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien, Austria.

  • Erstellung einer Anfahrtsbeschreibung zum Theater von der Universität Wien, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien, Österreich.


4. Decide what food/snacks they will be ordering and eating at the movie theater.

  • Entscheiden, welche Speisen/Snacks sie im Kino bestellen und essen werden.



Have the students present their movie plans to the rest of the class.

  • Lassen Sie die Schüler ihre Filmpläne dem Rest der Klasse präsentieren.


Have the students invite the others to the movie, give a short description of the movie, and see who would like to join them.

  • Lassen Sie die Schüler die anderen zum Film einladen, geben Sie eine kurze Beschreibung des Films und sehen Sie, wer mitmachen möchte.

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 figure out how to get from one place to another in a foreign city.
  • I can discuss my preferences about and describe movies.
  • I can invite someone to a movie with me.

Cultural Resources

Here is a really fun video from Easy German, The Worst Movies You Have Ever Seen

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