German Powerpoint Presentations for Classroom Use (Part II: P – Z)
This page features links to German powerpoint presentations that I have used in my classroom. Since I’m not very well-versed with powerpoint, they are pretty simple, but you are welcome to use what you like. Some of them deal with grammar issues, while others are helpful with specific vocabulary, particularly for visual learners, and can be used very easily for oral classroom practice. A number of the German powerpoint presentations are also suitable for individual learners to practice vocabulary or grammar. In a few cases, there is an accompanying worksheet available with the presentation. Please be patient: some of these files take a while to download. Viel Spass!
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Link to German Powerpoint Presentations Part I: A – O
—Passive voice: explain and practice passive voice in various tenses.
—Past perfect: powerpoint practice for past perfect tense, connecting sentences with “nachdem”.
—Personal pronouns: powerpoint to explain personal pronouns (nominative + accusative only). Includes some practice sentences.
—Possessive pronouns: powerpoint to explain possessive pronouns. Classroom use.
—Possessive Pronouns: very easy practice for possessive pronouns. Nominative only.
—Present perfect tense (formation, grammar).
—Present perfect tense: Patterns for Participles (vowel change patterns for irregular verbs).
—Present perfect tense: Practice changing simple sentences from present to present perfect tense: Ein schlechter Tag.
—Reflexive Pronouns: what they are and how to use them
—Reflexive Verben: “true” reflexive verbs that always come with a reflexive pronoun (intermediate and up vocabulary)
—Reime: vocabulary game. Students have to think of nouns that rhyme with given words and get points for their words. Fun, but more difficult than it seems.
—Relative pronouns: powerpoint to explain relative pronouns
—Relativpronomen: practice for relative pronouns and for determining when “was” should be used instead.
—sein: video on the present tense forms of the verb “sein” (to be); using all of the forms in practical situations.
—Seminarraum: German powerpoint for Einführung B (Kontakte, 7th ed.).
—Sentence manipulation: one-page slide to explain how the position of elements in a German sentence can be manipulated.
—Sentence manipulation: students practice changing simple sentences to different forms or tenses (e.g., adding a modal or changing from present to present perfect).
—Sich vorstellen: beginner-level powerpoint to explain how to introduce oneself (du vs. Sie).
—Simple past: Powerpoint to explain formation of simple past.
—Simple past: powerpoint to practice simple past with story of “Max und Moritz”. Could be used as an oral or written exercise. Have students make sentences with all of the fragments or have them choose one per slide. To prepare, students should have studied the following irregular simple past forms. All other verbs in the presentation are regular.
—Sommersportarten: German powerpoint for some of the most popular Olympic summer sports.
—Subject or Object? Who or Whom? How to tell the difference between subjects and objects in English for English-speaking students who don’t pay attention to this distinction in English.
—Subjunctive: hypothetical subjunctive “Was würdest du tun, wenn . . . ? Practice sentences.
—Two-Way Prepositions: practice accusative/dative after two-way prepositions.
—um . . . zu infinitives: easy practice sentences to use um . . . zu infinitives.
—Verb conjugation: powerpoint to practice regular present-tense verb conjugation.
—Vocabulary practice: practice sentences for 2. part of Chapter 3 vocab (Deutsch Heute).
—Wer sind Sie? Quick oral activity to start off a second-semester class. Students choose five statements to introduce themselves to a partner (1. pers. sing.). Partner then reports to the class (3. pers. sing.).
—Wer? Wen? Wem? Video based on Goethe’s famous poem “Erlkönig” to explain the difference between the question words wer, wen and wem. Can also help students understand the difference between who and whom in English. Worksheet to go with the video.
—Wie ist er? Powerpoint to practice questions/answers with adjectives from chapter 1 of Deutsch heute.
—Wie viel Uhr ist es? Powerpoint to practice telling time in class.
—Wo-compounds: explains the use and formation of wo-compounds, plus practice sentences
—Wo? Woher? Wohin? Explanation and practice.
—Word order: one-page slide about time > manner > place word order
—Zahlen und Buchstaben: beginner-level ppt. to practice numbers and letters
—Zukunft: Was bringt die Zukunft? Sentence elements to practice formation of the future tense.