For today’s German lesson Saskia and I were prepared!
We met in advance and talked about what we want our “students” to learn. We came up with a 5 step schedule:
- Repetition of the last lesson and general question time for all the questions which might have occurred since we saw each other the last time.
- Asking for the time:
Wie Spät ist es? –> What is the time?
And the appropriate answer to it e.g. Es ist viertel nach drei
- Introduce oneself and somebody else:
Ich heiße… –> My name is…
Ich bin… Jahre alt. –> I am … years old.
Ich studiere… –> I study…
Ich lebe in … –> I live in …
Ich spreche … –> I speak …
Everything from above also for talking about another person:
Das ist … –> This is …
Er/sie ist … Jahre alt. –> he /she is … years old.
- To order in a café:
Ich hätte gerne … –> I would like to have …
Wie viel kostet das? –> How much does it cost?
Bezahlen bitte. –> I would like to pay./ the bill please.
der Kaffee –> coffee
der Tee –> tea
der Kuchen –> cake
das Wasser –> water
die heiße Schokolade –> hot chocolate
- Talking about the weather
Wie ist das Wetter? –> How is the weather?
Die Sonne scheint. –> The sun is shining.
Es regnet. –> It is raining.
Es ist bewölkt. –> It is cloudy.
kalt –> cold
eiskalt –> ice cold (very useful in Finnland!!!)
schneien –> to snow
der Regen –> the rain
This was our plan for this meeting and as we finished with the last point our “students” seemed a bit tired.
This meet up was extremely productive and we tried to get the most out of our time. Now thinking back about the lesson, it was maybe a little bit too much information and topics in that short time.
To think about what to teach in advanced was very useful and I have the feeling that our “students” could also benefit from it, nevertheless for the next meeting five schedule points are maybe a little bit too much. Four are probably sufficient.