Deutsch 101: Stunde 25

Deutsch 101: Stunde 25

Outline plan:

  • Overhead: Mini-quiz on culture readings [remember this is not actually a quiz!]
  • Overhead: Kapitel 3 Kultur-Texte
    • Begin with the role play. Note that tipping is possible but not customary at self-service restaurants, so it’s not part of this role play. There will be a role play with Trinkgeld [a tip] in a later chapter.
    • Important note: The article on types of beer ends as follows: “Another bastardization of beer sees cola being mixed in, a concoction with a plethora of names including Colabier, Diesel, Dreckiges, Schmutz, Drecksack, Schweinebier and, believe it or not, Neger (“Negro”), a name which is confined to Bavaria.”
      • This is truly shocking. In many contexts this word is the German equivalent of the n-word. The word has a complicated history rooted in ignorance and racism. Most people, especially younger people, will find it as shocking as the article does. However, some older people refuse to understand that the word is offensive.
      • Germany, like the US, continues to have serious problems with ignorance and racism, but there is also a great deal of enlightened thought and discussion on racial issues.
      • The most common term for a black person in German is “der*die Afrodeutsche.” “Schwarz” is commonly used as an adjective: e.g. “Ich bin eine schwarze Frau.”
  • Overhead: Objekt in der Tasche
    • Instructor collects the objects students brought in a bag, and writes any new words on the board (with their gender)
    • Everyone now picks an object out of the bag. Students use the language on the overhead to find the object they brought, and to make conversation once they are finished.
    • Note that this dialogue is an opportunity to practice possessive adjectives in the Nominative and Accusative (mein(e)(n), dein(e)(n)…)
    • Students who forgot to bring an object pair up with someone who did bring one; these pairs ask “Wer hat unser(e)(n)” and others use “euer/eure(n)” to answer them.
  • Freie Kommunikation: Overhead: Kennenlernen!
    • Get to know a new person in class auf Deutsch!
    • Afterwards, briefly introduce your partner to the class.
  • Your instructor may end class today with a joke that will make sense if you respond “Doch!”
    • Remember “Doch!” is used to negate negative statements – e.g. “Die Ohio State Studenten sind nicht dumm” – “Doch!”]