Learn German with Technology | Lern Deutsch mit Technologie
Dr. Angelika Krämer, MSU CeLTA Language School
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Discover how computers can offer a fun way to learn about the German language and culture. We will play, listen, and speak online and also work on a group project.
Zeitplan (90 Minuten)
- Introduction to German Culture and Language
- Practicing German
- Online Games
- Mapping Germany
Introduction to German Culture and Language
- Deutschland für Kinder mit Philipp und Katja: general information in English about the German culture (https://www.germany.info/us-en/welcome/resources-for-you)
- Learn basic German online with Angelika (http://courses.cal.msu.edu/mayen2013/?page_id=21)
- Practice German on your phone or iPad (most apps require you to sign up for a free account)
- ^busuu (basic German, requires free account)
- DuoLingo (basic to intermediate German)
- *Fun German (basic German for kids)
- *iLang (basic German)
- ^Innovative (basic German, requires free account)
- *^Learn & Play (basic German)
- *Lerne deutsche Wörter (basic German)
- *Lernkarten (basic German for kids)
- ^Mango (basic to more advanced German, free trial)
- *^Memrise (basic German)
- *Mind Snacks (basic German)
- *^Tellagami (make an avatar speak in German)
- *Word Power (basic German)
*These work on our iPads without an account
^These are general language learning apps and are available in many languages
- Learn German using DuoLingo (https://www.duolingo.com/course/de/en/Learn-German-Online) – free account required
- Practice German using Mango Languages (http://www.mangolanguages.com/) – available through many public libraries, account required
- BBC Languages (http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/german/) – video may need to be downloaded to play
Practice recording what you learned online:
- Sandmännchen Fußball (http://bit.ly/SandmannGPU) – click here for directions
- Piggeldy und Frederick (http://bit.ly/PiggeldyGPU) –click here for directions
- More games in German can be found at https://www.sandmann.de/ – click on the soccer ball to get to the games, all games require Flash Player
For the last part of the day we will create an interactive map of Germany together.
Each of you can put a pin and some information on a place in Germany that you are interested in, learned about, have visited, want to visit, …
Interested in building your own maps at home? See http://mapmashing.wikispaces.com/ for instructions.
Continue Learning German (and other languages)
The CeLTA Language School (https://cls.celta.msu.edu) is offering a variety of language summer camps and weekly classes in fall and spring for preschoolers, children, teens, and adults. Contact Angelika for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).