Einheit 1: Zusammenfassung

General ACTFL Can-Do Statements for Intermediate Low

  • I can identify the main idea in short conversations.
  • I can request and provide information in conversations on familiar topics by creating simple sentences and asking appropriate follow-up questions.
  • I can interact with others to meet my basic needs in familiar situations by creating simple sentences and asking appropriate follow-up questions.
  • I can express, ask about, and react with some details to preferences, feelings, or opinions on familiar topics, by creating simple sentences and asking appropriate follow-up questions.


  • I can write an email or letter to a friend describing my housing and asking appropriate questions about their own.
  • I can write and understand email communications to rent an apartment or vacation home.
  • I can write and read an inventory of furniture and indicate what I have and what I still need.
  • I can understand and summarize simple statistics comparing home ownership in different countries.
  • I can use a mapping app to figure out the distance to various locations in the neighborhood.


  • I can follow a simple description of a room and of where furniture is located or place.
  • I can follow and participate in a simple discussion of living situations and living preferences. (I can interact to share ideas about where I would prefer to live and why.)
  • I can follow simple directions of how to get somewhere in the neighborhood.
  • I can follow simple explanations of the steps of a cleaning process.
  • I can understand and describe different apartment/house layouts and answer/pose follow-up questions.

Intercultural Understanding

  • I can identify some regional linguistic variations.
  • I have a general understanding about how some cultural practices shape linguistic expression.


Fatih zieht in eine neue Wohnung ein. Was macht xier?

step one: clean empty apartment step two: clean the bathroom step three: move bed into bedroom step four: move night table into the bedroom & place next to bed step five: move sofa into living room & place under window step six: move rug into the living room & place in front of sofa step seven: unpack boxes of dishes in the kitchen & place into open cabinet doors step eight: sit on sofa looking happy & exhausted

Work with Pictures

Apartment/Room Layouts

Students sketch the layout of their room or apartment. Collect the sketches and then use them as prompts. Students could describe one room, or have a collection of rooms and work in partners to describe one of the rooms while the other student figures out which one it is.


The following slideshow provides a visual overview of this Einheit. The photos are meant as prompts for speaking and writing activities or assessment.