Subjects: German as a foreign language, computer science Students age: 17, technical school
We tried to find the easiest and sweetest way for students to become interested in the German language and programming. Look at our students works and tell us whether we've succeeded!
Here's how we did it: We divided the students into six groups and using the presentation "Wheel of Fortune" assigned them tasks.
The tasks were as follows: 1 group: Visit a chocolate factory and make a film (in German with translation into Serbian) about the process of chocolate 2 group: Make presentations with the following themes: the way of chocolate, types of chocolate and methods of preservation, chocolate-producing countries 3 group: Visit the doctor (nutritionist, psychiatrist, dentist), talk about the effects of chocolate on health. Record interviews and edit the film with translation into German 4 group: Find an interesting book and film about chocolate and retell it in German, make a presentation in Power Point about characters, actions, messages 5 group: Using C# or Visual Basic make an interactive computer game with the theme of chocolate and a healthy food 6 group: find on the Internet a good recipe for making chocolate by hand, translate it into German, and ... make chocolate!!! :)
Students had to do the tasks for three weeks. Then we organized a class in which they presented their work. At the end of the class, after presentations, films and video games, we tasted chocolate and sweetened with healthy fruit.
increase the interest of students in learning the German language
encourage students to apply their knowledge practically
increase collaboration among students
stimulate research spirit
exchange of experiences using ICT
computer use in translating technical terms
Application of Microsoft software proved to be very easy, practical and stimulating for students.
Authors: Svetlana Radlovački Olga Veličkovski-Pavkov