Author:
Shawn Moak, Amber Hoye, Mimi Fahnstrom
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Middle School, High School, Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Beruf
  • Dream Job
  • Futur
  • Future Tense
  • German
  • Germany
  • Interviews
  • Job Interview
  • Professions
  • Traumjob
  • Vorstellungsgespräche
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English, German

    German Level 3, Activity 06: Berufe / Professions (Face to Face)

    German Level 3, Activity 06: Berufe / Professions (Face to Face)

    Overview

    Students will discuss and answer questions relating to different professions, as well as what they might do during an interview.

    Activity Information

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    Professions / Berufe

    Description 

    Students will discuss and answer questions relating to different professions, as well as what they might do during an interview.

    Semantic Topics 

    Interviews, Vorstellungsgespräche, Job Interview, Professions, Beruf, Dream Job, Traumjob, Future Tense,  Futur

    Products

    Profession Cards, Berufskarten

    Practices

    Socially appropriate conduce in job interviews.  Sozial angemessenes Verhalten bei Vorstellungsgesprächen.

    Perspectives  

    The value of employment and the value of a second language in the workforce.  Der Wert der Beschäftigung und der Wert einer zweiten Sprache in der Belegschaft.

    NCSSFL-ACTFL 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 State Content Standards

    • ObjectiveCOMM 1.1 Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
    • ObjectiveCOMM 2.1 Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements

    • I can identify various professions.
    • I can give my opinion about interview behavior.
    • I can describe my dream job.

    Materials Needed

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    Warm-Up

    1. Pass out the profession cards.  Each student should let the others look at their card without looking at it themselves.  One student will be chosen to guess the correct occupation.

    • Verteilen Sie die Berufskarten. Jeder Schüler sollte die anderen auf seine Karte schauen lassen, ohne sie selbst anzusehen. Ein Schüler wird ausgewählt, um den richtigen Beruf zu erraten.

    2. The other students give hints about what the job could be by describing it without explicitly saying what it is.

    • Die anderen Studenten werden Hinweise geben, um was der Beruf sein konnte. Ohne zu sagen, was es wirklich ist.

    3. Once the student has guessed the word, the next student will get to guess the job and so on.

    • Wenn der Student die richtige Antwort ratet, ist der nächste Student dran.

     

    Main Activity

    Discussion questions

    1. Ask the students what they should do to prepare for an interview? (use imperative form or indefinite 'you' form)

    • Fragen Sie die Schüler, was sie tun sollten, um sich auf ein Vorstellungsgespräch vorzubereiten. (Verwenden Sie die Imperativform oder die unbestimmte „Sie“-Form)

    2. Ask the students what they should do in an interview to stand out? (use imperative form or indefinite 'you' form)

    • Fragen Sie die Schüler, was sie in einem Vorstellungsgespräch tun sollten, um aufzufallen. (Verwenden Sie die Imperativform oder die unbestimmte „Sie“-Form)

    3. Ask the students how the interviewer can make someone more comfortable.

    • Fragen Sie die Schüler, wie der Gesprächspartner es jemandem angenehmer machen kann.

    4. Ask each student, what's the hardest question they have  been asked in a job interview?

    • Fragen Sie jeden Studenten, was die schwierigste Frage ist, die ihm in einem Vorstellungsgespräch gestellt wurde? 

    5. Ask the students what their dream jobs are/where would they like to work?

    • Fragen Sie die Schüler, was ihre Traumberufe sind/wo sie gerne arbeiten würden?

    6. Ask the students if a high salary or an enjoyable job is more important?

    • Fragen sie die Schüler, was wichtiger ist, ein größeres gehalt oder das Beruf?

    7. Ask the students what's the worst job you've had?

    • Fragen sie die Schüler, was war den schlimmsten Job, den du je hattest? warum?

    Wrap-Up

    Ask the students the following question to finish the activity:

    • Fragen sie die Schüler, welche Berufe kann man mit deinem Hauptfach machen? (What jobs can you do with your major?)​

    Cultural Resources

    Linked is an interesting video in German, “Job Interview Questions and Answers

    End of Activity

      • 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 activities!

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements

    • I can identify various professions.
    • I can give my opinion about interview behavior.
    • I can describe my dream job.