Author:
Brenna McNeil, Amber Hoye, Naia Robinson, Mimi Fahnstrom
Subject:
Languages, Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School, College / Upper Division
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License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Language:
German

German Level 3, Activity 09: Soziale Medien und Technologie / Social Media and Technology (Online)

German Level 3, Activity 09: Soziale Medien und Technologie / Social Media and Technology (Online)

Overview

Students will practice exchanging opinions on certain topics related to social media and technology.

Social Media & Technology

Description:

Students will practice exchanging opinions on certain topics related to social media and technology.

Proficiency Level: Intermediate

Keywords: Social media, technology, online, video games.

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 1.1 Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions

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

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can talk about technology

  • I can talk about a movie or television show that I like

  • I can give my opinion and explain why I think this way about a topic

 

Materials Needed:

Warm-up

  • Which social media do you have?

    • Welche sozialen Netzwerke hast du?

  • What kinds of technology do you use?

    • Welche Technik nutzt du?

  • Do you like Apple or Android more?

    • Magst du lieber Apple oder Android?

Main Activity

Stimmst du zu oder nicht?

Students must explain their stance on each topic.

  1. Social media can be addictive.

    1. Soziale Netzwerke kann man süchtig machen. 

  2. Robots will help us.

    1. Roboter werden uns helfen.

  3. Which film genre is better? Comedy, horror, drama, or action?

    1. Welches Filmgenre ist besser? Komödie, Horror, Drama, Aktion.

  4. Which video game is better? Wii, Playstation, X-Box, or Nintendo Switch.

    1. Welches Videospiel ist besser? Wii, Playstation, X-Box, oder Nintendo Switch.

 

Wrap-up

  • Read can-do statements and have students evaluate their confidence with cards.

  • Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation.

  • Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future labs!