Brenna McNeil, Amber Hoye, Mimi Fahnstrom, Naia Robinson
Languages, Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
High School, College / Upper Division
  • DaF
  • Decorations
  • Deutsch
  • Furniture
  • German
  • Möbel
  • NE World Language
  • Nebraska Department of Education
  • daf
  • deutsch
  • möbel
  • ne-world-language
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

    Education Standards

    German 101 Lab 6 Online (Furniture & Living)

    German 101 Lab 6 Online (Furniture & Living)


     Students will work within a budget to find pieces of furniture to decorate their dorm room.

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    Furniture & Living


     Students will work within a budget to find pieces of furniture to decorate their dorm room.

    Proficiency Level:



    German, Furniture, Living  Space, Decorate, Catalog

    World-Readiness Standards:

    Standard 1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.

    STANDARD 1.2 Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.

    Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

    COMM 1: Interact with others in the target language and gain meaning from interact

    COMM 2.1: Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

    • Identify types of furniture and rooms
    •  Work within a budget to solve a problem, such as purchasing furniture for a room
    •  Follow a description to find a solution

    Materials Needed:

    Furniture Catalog

    Google Slide



    1. Do you live in an apartment, house, or dorm?

      1. Wohnt ihr in einem Haus, in einer Wohnung, oder in einer Studentenwohnheim?

    2. Do you live with your parents, partner, or friends?

      1. Wohnt ihr mit euren Eltern, mit einem/er Partner/in, oder mit Freunden?

    3. Do you like to decorate your rooms?

      1. Dekoriert ihr euer Zimmer gerne?

    Main Activity

    Furniture Shopping

    1. Pair students off and give each pair a corresponding furniture catalog.

      1. Ihr müsst den Möbel-Katalog benutzen, um Möbel zu kaufen.

    2. The students then need to choose which furniture they would buy based off the descriptions on the card and the 1000 euro budget.

      1. Ihr müsst mit einem/er Partner/in arbeiten. Ihr habt 1000€ um euer Studentenwohnheim einzurichten/zu dekorieren.

    3. There is no “right” answer, but students should take into account the price of each thing and their budget.

    4. Once students are done, have the pairs present their decisions to the group, including why they chose which pieces of furniture and how they fit into the budget.

      1. Teilt uns mit, was ihr gekauft habt.

    5. If students finish quickly they can switch cards and do the activity again.



    • What was your favorite piece of furniture?

      • Welche Möbelstücke mögt ihr am liebsten?

    • Where do you like to buy furniture for your house/room?

      • Wo kauft ihr gerne Möbel?

    • What’s more important? Quality or price?

      • Was ist wichtiger, Qualität oder Preis?