What to do when you have a substitute teacher taking over your class? Whether your absence is planned in advance or last minute, it's always a good idea to have materials at the ready.
Suited for the 1st year and up: Wechselspiel NEU features partner activities in which students exchange information on various topics practicing different aspects of grammar. Students work in pairs, one using sheet A, the other sheet B, in this case to find out what each character is doing at different times of the day. Designed to be photocopied and priced at $48.75, this popular ancillary text—now updated—is affordable as well as useful in the clasroom.
Suited for 1st year and up: This very inexpensive 48-page Landeskunde booklet—also with instructions in English—is full of current cultural information on the three German-speaking countries with color worksheets for the students to complete. In this interview with Livia, students fill in the blanks with the correct word, then summarize what they have learned. At only $10.95 each, it is inexpensive enough to have a class set always ready to go. Two additional volumes are also available for more advanced students.
Suited for 2nd year and up: Three booklets (A1, A2, B1) with grammatical exercises that can be used independent of any textbook to help students gain extra practice. With an answer key in the back, students can self-monitor and check their answers when you are away. Each volume for $24.50.
Suited for the 3rd year and up: Our new supplementary Landeskunde text features a wealth of up-to-date information on the three German-speaking countries as well as extensive partner and group activities. Throughout the book are creative projects and Internet research activities that students can work on independently when you are away. In this excerpt, students read about Berlin museums and are then given the assignment to come up with their own Heimatmuseum. Themes include: Geografie, Tourismus, Essen und Trinken, Feste und Feiern, Kultur und Wissenschaft, Natur und Umwelt, Geschichte und Politik. 144 pages for $32.50.