Author:
Shawn Moak, Mimi Fahnstrom, Amber Hoye
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Middle School, High School, Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Book
  • Buch
  • German
  • Germany
  • Hotel
  • Reserve
  • Reservieren
  • Urlaub
  • Vacation
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English, German

    German Level 3, Activity 05: Ein Hotel Buchen / Booking a Hotel (Face to Face)

    German Level 3, Activity 05: Ein Hotel Buchen / Booking a Hotel (Face to Face)

    Overview

    Students are taking a trip to Germany/Switzerland/Austria for Thanksgiving (11/18-11/26). They will need to use their German knowledge to “book” a hotel for the duration of their stay, as well as ask if certain amenities are available

    Activity Information

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    Booking a Hotel / Ein Hotel Buchen

    Description

    Students are taking a trip to Germany/Switzerland/Austria for Thanksgiving (11/18-11/26). They will need to use their German knowledge to “book” a hotel for the duration of their stay, as well as ask if certain amenities are available

    Semantic Topics 

    Hotel, Reserve, Reservieren, Book, Buch, Vacation, Urlaub, Use of Formal You in a Business Setting, Verwendung des formellen Sie in einem geschäftlichen Umfeld,

    Products

    online site – tripadvisor.de

    Practices 

    Appropriate measures for hotel bookings and information about the amenities of hotels in German. Entsprechende Maßnahmen bei Hotelbuchungen und Informationen zur Ausstattung von Hotels in deutscher Sprache.

    Perspectives

    Cultural norms in traveling, booking hotels and using amenities in a German speaking land.  Kulturelle Normen beim Reisen, der Hotelbuchung und der Nutzung von Annehmlichkeiten im deutschsprachigen Raum.

    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

    • Objective: COMM 1.1 Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
    • Objective: 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 understand a conversation about the cost and availability of an item between a customer and a salesperson.
    • I can interact to ask for clarification by asking specific questions.
    • I can participate in a conversation with a partner to identify the information we need to plan a trip.

    Materials Needed

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    Warm-Up

    For the first five minutes have the students find a hotel on tripadvisor.de.

    • Für die ersten fünf Minuten finden die Studierenden ein Hotel auf tripadvisor.de.

    Main Activity

    1. Once students have found a hotel, they will go over the questions to find out if their hotel has the amenity or not.

    • Wenn Studenten ein Hotel finden, können sie durch die Fragen schauen, um zu sehen, ob sie die Annehmlichkeiten haben.

    2. They must then ask the other students, as if they were a customer, that question about the other hotels.

    • Dann müssen sie den anderen Schülern, als wären sie Kunden, diese Frage zu den anderen Hotels stellen.
    • Was für ein Hotelzimmer reserviert deine Familie, wenn es Urlaub gibt? (What kind of hotel room does your family reserve when they are on vacation?)
    • Bleibt ihr lieber in das Hotel oder geht ihr lieber explorieren? (Do you guys prefer to stay in the hotel or go exploring?)

    3. Have students watch the video in the cultural notes and take notes on new words they pick up.

    • Zeigen Sie die Studenten das Video von dem Cultural Notes Teil. Sie sollen neue Wörter aufschreiben damit sie diesen Wörter in der nächsten Aktivität verwenden können. 

    4. Now Students will get into pairs and role play as a receptionist and customer

    • Jetzt machen die Studenten eine Szenario wo eine Person der/die Rezeptionist/in ist und die andere der/die Kunde/in ist.

    For example:

    • Hallo, ich würde gerne einchecken.  (Hello I would like to check in please.)
    • Mit welchem Name haben Sie den Zimmer gebucht? (What name is the room under?)
    • Der Kunde beantwortet... (Customer answers....)
    • Was für Annehmlichkeiten bieten sie hier? (What ammenities do you have here?)
    • Wir haben ein Frühstücksbereich da drüben, und ein Fitnesstudio und Schwimmbad im Erdgeschoss. (We have a breakfast area over here, and a gym and a pool on the ground floor.)

    Wrap-Up

    • Ask the students what amenities they would like to have in hotels.

    Fragen Sie die Schüler, welche Annehmlichkeiten sie sich in Hotels wünschen.

    Cultural Resources

    Here is a fun video full of German Hotel Vocabulary.

    End of Activity

    • Read Can-Do statements once more and have students evaluate
      their confidence.
      (Use thumbs up/thumbs down or download our student 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 understand a conversation about the cost and availability of an item between a customer and a salesperson.
    • I can interact to ask for clarification by asking specific questions.
    • I can participate in a conversation with a partner to identify the information we need to plan a trip.