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Einheit 1: Einführung

Welcome to Grenzenlos Deutsch! Although this curriculum is designed to be flexible in the way that each instructor orders and sequences the material, we suggest that you start with this unit, because it provides some of the basic vocabulary and structures necessary for learning German from scratch.

This first unit, consisting of nine lessons, is designed to be used over 8-10 days of classes. Below is one possible way of proceeding, although keep in mind that each day should begin with a quick recap and review of the preceding material, perhaps by quickly going over the Erweiterung sections, which review the material covered in class and which can be assigned as homework.

Day Lesson Homework
Day 1 sich vorstellen

zählen I und Objekte

Erweiterung: sich vorstellen

Erweiterung: zählen I

Day 2 Familie Erweiterung: Familie
Day 3 buchstabieren

zählen II

Erweiterung: buchstabieren

Erweiterung: zählen II

Day 4 Hobbys Erweiterung: Hobbys
Day 5 Farben und Objekte

Personen beschreiben

Erweiterung: Farben und Objekte

Erweiterung: Personen beschreiben

Day 6 Personen beschreiben



Erweiterung: Freunde

Day 7 Review and Recap Review

Writing Assignment

Day 8 Assessment: Bildgeschichte (writing and/or speaking)