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When in Germany, Do
As the Germans Do

Alles klar? Chapters 1 to 3

Interactive online activities and info to supplement

Beginning German I: Part 1


How to use these activities

Skills practice activities and grammatical and cultural information are organized ideally to supplement the first-year German language textbook Alles klar? (2e), but can be used as a supplement in any course. Material is divided into 26 assignment sets that can easily be correlated to the weeks in academic quarters or semesters:
Beginning German I: Part 1:   Assignment Set #1 to 6 - Alles klar? Chapters 1 to 3
Beginning German I: Part 2:   Assignment Set #7 to 13 - Alles klar? Chapters 4 to 6
Beginning German II: Part 1:  Assignment Set #1 to 6 - Alles klar? Chapters 7 to 9
Beginning German II: Part 2:  Assignment Set #7 to 13 - Alles klar? Chapters 10 to 12
Not included here are all of the activities on the Alles klar? Companion Website.

The German practice activities provide extra practice with structures, vocabulary, communicative exchange and listening. The Further Reading will expand learners' knowledge of German culture and grammar. Links are carefully selected to be suitable for beginning learners of German.

The Suggested cultural exploration activities provide options for examining German cultural issues in more depth.

German Web Activities & Information
Jump to Assignment Set #: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13
Go to Beginning German 1: Part 1 | Part 2 || Beginning German 2: Part 1 | Part 2


Alles klar? Kapitel 1
ASSIGNMENT SET 1
German practice activities Further Reading on language & culture
Vocabulary
Themenwortschatz I: Was passt? (SE)
Useful conversation hour phrases (VL)

Greeting& meeting people
Greetings 1  (L)
Greetings 2  (L)
Introductions (L) 
Fragen und Antworten (SE)
Was sagen Sie? (SE)
Persönliche Daten (VC)

Culture / Listening
Schellingstraße 60 (Video)

The German language
  The German LanguageMore on the German language
  German dialects | More on German dialects

Sie
/ du
  
Friends & acquaintances: Sie & du
  Problematic pronouns: du & Sie
  What the Germans say about Sie & du (audio)
  More on Sie and du

Making conversation

  Tips for conversation | Topics for conversation

Intellectual traditions
: Philosophy in Germany    

Spiritual traditions
:  Religions in Germany

German in business
: Business German glossary

Key:   SE = scored exercise | V = vocabulary | C = communication | L = listening
Back to top || Go to Beginning German 1: Part 1 | Part 2 || Beginning German 2: Part 1 | Part 2



Alles klar? Kapitel 1
ASSIGNMENT SET 2
German practice activities Further Reading on language & culture
Vocabulary
Themenwortschatz II: Was passt? (SE)

Questions & commands
Fragen (SE)
Aufforderungen 1 (TPR) (VC)
Aufforderungen 2 (TPR) (VC)
Wo? Woher? Wie? (SE)

Numbers & counting
Zahlen
(VC)
Numbers 1 (SE)
Numbers 1 to 10 (V,C,L)
Numbers 11 to 20 (V,C,L)
Numbers 1 to 20 (V)
Numbers 1 to 100 (V,L)
Numbers 1 to 1000 - 1 (V,L)
Numbers 1 to 1000 - 2 (V,L)
Lots of activities on numbers (SE)

Personal pronouns
du, ihr, or Sie? (SE)
Woher kommst du? (L)
Activities on Talking about myself (SE)
Wo wohnst du? (C)
Guten Tag! (C)

The present tense
Verbs: Present tense 1 (SE)
Verbs: Present tense 2 (SE)

The verb sein
The verb sein 1 (SE)
The verb sein 2 (SE)
The verb sein 3 (SE)
The verb sein 4 (SE)
The verb sein 5 (SE)

Grammar
  Verbs in the present tense


German language

  Useful classroom expressions (V)
  The German language 1
  Germanic languages 1Germanic languages 2

Language & culture

  Language & culture  | German language & culture revisited  

Cognates

  Glossary of English-German cognates
  German loan words in English

Characteristics of Germans

  Manners | German habits
  
Stereotypes of Germans: Are they true?

Living in Germany

  The identity card

Erweiterung 1: Cultural exploration activities. Choose a topic and follow the directions.

Key:   SE = scored exercise | V = vocabulary | C = communication | L = listening
Back to top || Go to Beginning German 1: Part 1 | Part 2 || Beginning German 2: Part 1 | Part 2



Alles klar? Kapitel 2
ASSIGNMENT SET 3
German practice activities Further Reading on language & culture
Vocabulary / Listening
Themenwortschatz I: Was passt? (SE)
die Familie 1 | die Familie 2 (VC)
die Familie 3 | die Familie 4 (SE)
die Familie 5 | die Familie 6 (V,SE)
Meine Familie (Video)
Interview ... (VL)
Familie (L)
Wörter im Kontext (SE)

Lots of activities on Families (SE)
Lots of activities on Pets (SE)
Berufe 1 | Berufe 2 (VC)
Die Lehrerin ... (VL)

gern
Freizeit 1 | Freizeit 2 (VC)
gern (SE)
Was machst du gern? (L)
Lots of activities on Hobbies (SE)

The present tense
Review: Verbs in the present tense (SE)

Culture / Geography
States in Germany (SE)
Cities in Germany (SE)

Grammar
  Nous & gender | German gender hints | Gender patterns
  German noun suffixes & gender
  Noun plurals | Noun plural patterns

Vocabulary

  Berufe (V)
  50 Common German verbs (V) | Sports terms (V)
  German Bundesländer (V)

Families

  Marriage & family 1 | Marriage & Family 2
  Swiss family life
  ChildrenGerman first names | Young people in Germany

Gender relations

  Women in Germany (scroll down) | Women in Austria
  Women in societyThe glass ceiling

The work world

  Germans at work | The Swiss at work | Business

Freizeit

  Sports | The field of sports | Swiss sports
  Leisure activities 
Key:   SE = scored exercise | V = vocabulary | C = communication | L = listening
Back to top || Go to Beginning German 1: Part 1 | Part 2 || Beginning German 2: Part 1 | Part 2



Alles klar? Kapitel 2
ASSIGNMENT SET 4
German practice activities Further Reading on language & culture
Vocabulary
Themenwortschatz II: Was passt? (SE)
Klassenzimmer 1 (VC)
Klassenzimmer 2 (VC)
Wörter im Kontext (SE)
Cognates (V)

Noun gender & plurals
Noun gender & definite articles 1 (SE)
Noun gender & definite articles 2 (SE)
Plural forms of nouns 1 (SE)

Plural forms of nouns 2 (SE)
Plural forms of nouns 3 (V, SE)

Plural forms of nouns 4 (V, SE)

Personal pronouns
Personal pronouns 1 (SE)
Personal pronouns 2 (SE)
Personal pronouns 3 (SE)
Personal pronouns 4 (SE)

The nominative case
Identifying nominative case 1 (SE)
Identifying nominative case 2 (SE)

Nominative: Definite articles
Definite articles: nominative case 1 (SE)
Definite articles: nominative case 2 (SE)

Nominative: Indefinite articles
The indefinite article ein 1 (SE)
The indefinite article ein 2 (SE)
ein-words: nominative case (SE)
der and ein: nominative case (SE)

Nominative: Possessive adjectives
Possessive adjectives: nominative 1 (SE)
Possessive adjectives: nominative 2 (SE)
Possessive adjectives: nominative 3 (SE)
Possessive adj. & personal pronouns (SE)
Possessive adj. & personal pronouns 2 (SE)

Word order
Word order: Statements & questions (SE)
ja/nein questions 1: word order (SE)
ja/nein questions 2 (SE)

Negation
ein and kein (SE)
Position of nicht (SE)
Negation with nicht (SE)
Nicht and kein 1 (SE)
Nicht and kein 2 (SE)
Nicht and kein 3 (SE)


Grammar:
  German plural forms & patterns | Plurals 
  The nominative case 1 | The nominative case 2
  German cases | Determining cases
  Word order / verb position | Flavoring particles

Germany & America
:
  German-Americans | German-American relations 
  Expat-Interviews - Interesting!

German in America

  Not Pennsylvania Dutch! | German heritage in the US (#7)

German speakers & America

  Crosscultural encounters (interviews)
  Schawarzenegger not the first

Germany

  Basic infoQ & A | About GermanyMore about Germany (pdf)

German history

  German historyHistory (overview) | History (detailed) 

German unification

  Chronology of eventsGermans' search for identity (scroll down)

Modern Germany

  The economyGermany and the world economy
  Research and technologyPolitical culture
  Contemporary culture and eventsWho lives in Germany?

Places in Germany
: Towns, cities, regions in Germany

Germany travel information

  Frommer's Travel Guide | Columbus Travel Guide

Berlin
: Facts & figures | JFK in Berlin

Erweiterung 2: Cultural exploration activities. Choose a topic and follow the directions.

Key:   SE = scored exercise | V = vocabulary | C = communication | L = listening
Back to top || Go to Beginning German 1: Part 1 | Part 2 || Beginning German 2: Part 1 | Part 2



Alles klar? Kapitel 3
ASSIGNMENT SET 5
German practice activities Further Reading on language & culture
Sie / du Review
Review: du - Sie (SE)

Vocabulary
Themenwortschatz I: Was passt? (SE)
Eigenschaften (VC)
Adjectives crossword (V)
Farben (SE)
Lots of activities on colors (SE)

Lots of activities about My House (SE)

The verb haben
Besitz 1 (VC: haben / accusative)
Besitz 2 (VC: haben / accusative)
The verb haben 1 (SE)
The verb haben 2 (SE)
The verb haben 3 (SE)
The verb haben 4 (SE)
The verb haben 5 (SE)
haben, sein, wohnen (SE)


The accusative case
Identifying direct objects (SE)
der-words: accusative case (SE)
Definite articles: accusative case 1 (SE)
Definite articles: accusative case 2 (SE)
ein-words: accusative case (SE)
kein: nom. & acc. (SE)
Nominative & accusative cases (SE)
Nominative & accusative: possessives 1 (SE)
Nominative & accusative: possessives 2 (SE)
Nominativ oder Akkusativ? (SE)

Accusative pronouns

Pronouns: accusative case 1 (SE)
Pronouns: accusative case 2 (SE)
Pronouns: accusative case 3 (SE)
Pronouns: accusative case 4 (SE)

Accusative prepositions
Accusative prepositions (SE)

Listening
Katrin Berger (L)

Grammar
  The verbs haben and sein
  The accusative case 1 | The accusative case 2
  The accusative prepositions

Vocabulary

  Eigenschaften 1 (V) |   Eigenschaften 2 (V)

Student housing

   Student accomodations | Finding a place to live

Germans and cars

  (Ger)man's best friend: the car | The East German Trabi
  How to say Porsche

Driving

  Driving in Germany | Rules of the road | Traffic signs
  Automobile and driving glossary

Foreigners

  Ethnic minorities in Germany | Foreigners in Germany
  More on ethnic minorities | The immigrant population

Life in German-speaking countries

  Photo gallery
Key:   SE = scored exercise | V = vocabulary | C = communication | L = listening | R = Reading
Back to top || Go to Beginning German 1: Part 1 | Part 2 || Beginning German 2: Part 1 | Part 2



Alles klar? Kapitel 3
ASSIGNMENT SET 6
German practice activities Optional Further Reading on language & culture
Vocabulary
Themenwortschatz II: Was passt? (SE)

Reading
Tageszeit (R,SE)

Negation
Review: nicht (SE)

Asking questions
Interrogatives: wer, was (SE)
Interrogatives: wen, was (SE)
Question words (SE)

Stem-changing verbs
Vergnügen 1 (VC / stem-changing verbs)
Stem-changing verbs 1 (SE)
Stem-changing verbs 2 (SE)
The verbs lesen and sehen (SE)
The verb werden 1 (SE)
The verb werden 2 (SE)

Modal verbs
Talente 1 | Talente 2 (VC / können)
The modal verb können (SE)
Pläne1 | Pläne 2 (VC / wollen)
The modal verb wollen (SE)
The modal verb möchten (SE)

Grammar
  Verbs in the present tense

Austria

  Basic info | More basic info | All about Austria  
  Facts & Figures (pdf)

Austrian history

  History of Austria | More Austrian history | More history
  Photos and historical videos
  Schwarzenegger sign

Daily life

  Living in Austria 

Austria travel information

  Frommer's Travel Guide | Columbus Travel Guide

Erweiterung 3: Cultural exploration activities. Choose a topic and follow the directions.

Key:   SE = scored exercise | V = vocabulary | C = communication | L = listening | R = Reading
Back to top || Go to Beginning German 1: Part 1 | Part 2 || Beginning German 2: Part 1 | Part 2


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