Conversation Class Lesson Summary
Language Resident Name: Mirja Schoderer
Day and Date: Thursday, 4/10/15
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): German advanced
Class theme/topics discussed: Crime
Goal of the class: introduce vocabulary around crime, familiarize the students with one of the most popular German TV series right now
How did you structure the class?
Ice Breaker: how did you like working on the project? What was new, also in terms of language?
Activity One: Which words do you know that are related to crime? How could someone die? I checked the words off of a list I prepared and handed it around in the end so they could see which vocabulary was still new
Activity Two: Work in pairs: One of you describes a crime scene, the other one has to draw it
Activity Three: “Black Story”. A black story is a very short account of a crime/ crime scene, the audience then has to guess what happened, using only yes or no questions
Activity Four: We watched the first episode of the German TV show “Tatortreiniger” which is about someone who comes to clean up crime scenes. An episode is only 25 minutes, so there was enough time to stop every now and then and make sure they understood the main points (there are no subtitles for the show)
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
Youtube, whiteboard, handout
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
They loved the class and kept using the words even in later classes, so for some reason it must’ve been memorable
How could this class be improved/ modified?
If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that). Please attach any handouts as well.
|Der Mord, der Mörder, jemanden ermorden, der Selbstmord|
|Die Tat, der Täter, der Tatort|
|Der Beweis, etwas beweisen, das Beweismittel|
|Die Spur, Spuren suchen, die Spurensicherung, der Fingerabdruck|
|Der Tod, töten, tot|
|Die Leiche, der Leichnam|
|Das Blut, bluten, die Blutflecken|
|Die Polizei à die KriPo, der Kommissar, der Detektiv|
|Das Gericht, der Richter, der Anwalt, das Urteil, jemanden verurteilen|
|Das Verbrechen, der Verbrecher, ein Verbrechen begehen|
|Das Gefängnis / der Knast (colloq.), im Gefängnis sitzen