German Powerpoint Presentations for Classroom Use (Part I: A – O)
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 II: P – Z
—Accusative: a short video to explain what the accusative is and which article forms need to be changed in the accusative.
—Adjectives Used as Nouns: great ppt. with real-life examples to practice endings on adjectives used as nouns (i.e. noun is implied, but not present).
—Articles: practice definite and indefinite article forms for different genders and cases. Complete case/gender charts.
—Article & Adjective Combos: add adjective endings based on article forms and develop a more intuitive feel for the correct adjective endings. This is not intended to TEACH the adjective endings but to help make them more automatic in combination with specific article forms. A worksheet with additional practice: Article & Adjective combinations
—Articles & Pronouns: simple German powerpoint for replacing nouns with pronouns. Nominative only.
—Austria: quick powerpoint summary of Austria.
—Autoteile: parts of the car and their function; good starting point to have students define parts.
—Berufe: Fun powerpoint about different jobs and related vocabulary and/or information. Large file, may take a while to load.
–Charts for nominative, accusative, and dative: articles, pronouns, prepositions.
—Comparative Adjectives: easy practice for some of the most common adjectives.
—Comparative: easy video to illustrate and practice the German comparative with “als”
—Coordinating Conjunctions: what they are and why we need them, with practice sentences.
—da-compounds: a quick summary of what they are and practice for using them.
—damit: practicing the use of “damit”
–“darum” vs. “um . . . zu“: practice examples to connect cause + effect clauses with “darum” and/or “um . . . zu” (intermediate and up)
—“dass”-clauses: powerpoint to practice moving conjugated verb to the end in “dass” clauses.
—Dative summary: one slide that summarizes the most important aspects of the dative case
—Der Arztbesuch: ppt. conversation between doctor and patient. With practice for most common phrases. Video based on the same powerpoint with lots of vocabulary commonly used for doctor’s visit/illness. Worksheet to go along with the video (pdf format).
—Du oder Sie? Powerpoint to help students understand how to address different people.
—Einkaufen: powerpoint about different stores and two-way prepositions. Where do you go to buy something (accusative)? Where do you buy something (dative)?
—Family: Partner activity powerpoint to ask about family members.
—Farben: simple powerpoint for colors and basic vocabulary
—Genitive: turning compound nouns into genitives (e.g., der Autoreifen ==> der Reifen des Autos)
—Genitiv: easy powerpoint for practicing genitive article endings
—Gern oder lieber?: powerpoint practice elements for gern/lieber.
—Hausarbeit: which verbs are suitable for different household chores?
–ieren Verben: vocabulary expansion activities with some common German verbs that end in –ieren.
—Imperative practice: practice sentences for imperative (du/ihr/Sie forms).
—Impersonal passive: what is or is not being done (e.g. Hier wird nicht geraucht–There is no smoking here/No smoking is (being) done here)
—Indirect speech: Sie sagt/er sagt . . . using Subjunctive I to express indirect speech (large file, may take a while to load)
—Irregular present-tense verbs: German powerpoint to practice irregular verbs from Kontakte (Einführung A – Kap. 2).
—Kleider machen Leute: Powerpoint for clothing vocabulary.
—Kleider/Farben: Powerpoint for clothing vocabulary and colors.
—Kleidung: powerpoint activity for very basic clothing, combined with culture lesson about the “Mainzelmännchen”.
—Modalverben in der Werbung: practice the use of modals with German advertising (P)