Deutsch 101: Stunde 4

Deutsch 101: Stunde 4

Outline plan:

  • Informal review of “Stunde 3 – Interview” overhead and/or drill each other on the classroom expressions at the end of the “Im Deutschunterricht” handout
  • Review Aktivität 16
  • Pronunciation Practice: Overhead: Probe 3 (Here is Audio of Probe 3)
  • Overhead: “Gruß- und Abschiedsformeln.” Repeat the greetings, then do the Mini-Dialoge as a cocktail party.
  • Repeat forms of “sein” (p. 18); then drill each other
    • Here is a page describing some options for  gender-neutral 3rd person singular pronouns in German. One option that is gaining traction is to use the English singular they and its variations (them, their, relative pronoun who, etc.)
  • Aktivität 20
    • Note (though it’s not directly relevant to this activity): Never say “Fräulein”! This older term for “Miss” sounds like “little woman” and is even more inappropriate in German today than “Miss” is in contemporary English.
    • Your instructor may use this (or another) opportunity to talk about gender neutral language in German. This is still very much in flux: there is some consensus that this is needed (and some opposition, as in English), but still much discussion and uncertainty as to how to achieve it, as gendered forms (and generic masculine singular and plural forms) are so pervasive in German. Your instructor will describe how they will approach this, and will invite you to ask questions and provide feedback about this throughout the semester!
  • “Wissenswerte Vokabeln: Der Hörsaal” (p. 27)
    • Note: “Zeigen Sie auf ____” = “Point at ____”
  • Aktivität 30
    • Note that “Ich weiß nicht. Was ist das?” is a possible response!
    • Note that nouns are always capitalized – but “ich” is not! “Respect the nouns” :)
  • Aktivität 35 (Wichtig! [=Important!])
    • Remember to use ein/kein with Masculine and Neuter nouns (der/das) and eine/keine with Feminine and Plural nouns (die)!
  • Time permitting: Aktivität 19