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Die erste Stunde nach den Ferien…

Die Ferien neigen sich dem Ende und die erste Stunde nach den Ferien steht an. Alle Beteiligten sind noch nicht ganz in der Stimmung, direkt in den Schulalltag zu starten, so dass meistens eine “Wiederholungsstunde” ansteht. Um diese mal anders zu gestalten und an die Eindrücke, Gefühle und Stimmung der Ferienzeit anzuknüpfen, kann man eine “Sinnesreise” machen. Den SuS werden verschiedene Hörelemente vorgespielt, die man mit Urlaub und Ferien verknüpfen kann. Die SuS hören diese, können dabei die Augen schließen, sich Notizen dazu machen, um anschließend über ihre Ferien oder (falls die SuS nicht weg waren) über vergangene Erlebnisse sprechen oder über ihren perfekten Urlaub sprechen. Der Ablauf könnte also je nach Lernjahr wie folgt aussehen:

1. Escucha y toma apuntes. Compara tus asociaciones con tu compañero,a.
1a) Escucha los siguientes extractos y apunta tus asociaciones.

2. ¿Dónde está el (primer) extracto? ¿Qué puedes hacer allí? ( –zur Wiederholung der Verben im Präsens)

3. ¿Qué haces durante tus vacaciones?

4. ¿Qué hiciste durante tus últimas vacaciones?   (Beschreibung Vergangenes)

5. ¿Qué es importante para tí durante tus vacaciones? (Fortgeschrittene —-Meinungsäußerung)

6. ¿Qué típo de vacaciones prefieres? (2. Lernjahr – Meinungsäußerung, Abwägen von Faktoren)


1. Meeresrauschen

2. Bauernhof

3. Großstadt

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Mündliche Prüfungsformate_mehr als nur ein neues Prüfungsformat

In der Novemberausgabe der HISPANORAMA veröffentlichter Artikel


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Mündliche Prüfungsformate im Spanischunterricht

Bremer Fremdsprachentag 2015

Präsentation zum Thema: Wie realisiere ich mündliche Prüfungsformate im Spanischunterricht.

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Some alternative grammar lesson

Although I have not been a teacher for such a long time, I have often been confronted with students reacting rather hesitantly towards grammar lessons.

However, grammar is necessary, so I was looking for an alternative to the traditional approach to grammar introduction, which is: 1.  introducing the new phenomenon, may it be deductively or inductively, 2. derivation of rules for formation and usage and , finally, practising it on the base of oral and written exercises. At least this was the way I was trained during my teacher training.

Actually, this is a good and effective way, but why not trying something different now and then. While attending a conference in Berlin on new teaching methods, I was presented with the answer and was introduced to the idea of the “flipped classroom” or “inverted classroom” (as some call it).

The idea behind this method is actually not so difficult. The flipped classroom inverts traditional teaching method, delivering instruction outside the classroom and moving “homework” into the classroom. This enables us to enhance individualisation and differentiation in heterogenous classes since each students can perceive the new input individually and according to his/her learning rate. Moreover, when dealing with the phenomenon afterwards in class, I can provide different material according to individual needs and may support weaker students who might need further explanation while others can working on further material.

Preparing such lessons should not be the problems since Youtube provides us with lots of video tutorials, especially within the field of explaining grammar phenomena.

However, when checking the tutorials on Youtube, I was not quite satisfied and so I decided to create my own video tutorials.

Take a look at them:

Video Tutorials

As you will notice immediately, I´m in my very early stages of creating really good ones ;), but so far my students enjoyed the variety and the majority responds in a very positive way and help me elaborating this new approach.

As a result, last time my students suggested that when watching a video tutorial at home, it would be helpful to complete a grammar card which can then be compared in class in order to receive a feedback and to feel safer. I gave it a try and it worked even better.

So I can only encourage any teacher to be courageous and try out new things. Even if it does not work the first time, students will appreciate it and will love to help improving it.

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