I like to present the new vocabulary of our present textbook chapter in several shorter vocabulary sections. The students have one week to learn the new vocabulary and pass a short test.
Our textbook series is Deutsch Aktuell.
This vocabulary PowerPoint is for the first part of the Chapter 10 vocabulary. It contains 24 new words.
The attached presentation consists of 50 slides. The first 25 slides are for the teacher presentation, the second 25 slides can be printed out for the students. The students receive a print-out, which does not yet include the English translation. In the teacher presentation, they will also first see only the German words with an included picture hint. While presenting, the students will try to guess the English translation. For the picture clues I try to be really current and authentic. Most pictures are from real life German, Austrian, or Swiss scenes. Sometimes I include a little explanation on the slide itself, so that the teacher has the possibility of integrating cultural information in the vocab presentation. In case this information is not included on the slide itself, there is a source slide at the end of the presentation with all the links, so that the teacher can look up more information if wanted.
Once the students have guessed the translation (sometimes with some scaffolding), the next click will bring up the English word on each slide.
If the word is a verb, I also include the Present Tense conjugations for the verb in German, marking in red where there might be changes to the regular conjugations.
The students will fill in the English words as we move through the presentation. Therefore the slides 26 through 30 should be the only part that should be printed out for the students. I usually put either six or nine slides on one page for the student print-outs.