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Shopping in German language – foreign language in use

.Level (age of students)
SE (17-18 years)

.Discipline/subject
German language

.Category of the tool
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.Tool/resources
Internet, Moodle platform, Interactive Whiteboard

.Language of the tool or resource
German

.Purpose of use
To develop ability to overcome difficulties, ability to access, select and process information, ability to use the guidelines. To develop language skills (reading, writing). To develop independence in the process of learning foreign language. To put into practice gained knowledge and skills.

.Way of use (as individual or group activity; tasks; etc.)
Project name (realize on Moodle platform): Shopping Pupils in groups "do shopping" in Internet shop. They use, for this activity, the website http://www.doit24.de. Once in the website, they enter "options" and look for a given category and subcategory of products. Each group put all answers on the same forum discussion (Moodle) so they can compare each group answers and solutions. At school pupils' works are presented on Interactive Whiteboard. Examples of tasks to be performed: • You have to prepare breakfast for 5 persons and you need: rolls, butter and jam (in Internet shop they select these products, see their details and put to the basket; they check the total price). • Where you find toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo? • You prepare party but you have only 75 EUR. What would you buy? Additional collaborative task: On Moodle platform pupils create a dictionary with products available in the online supermarket. They have to add products in the appropriate category and associate the rightname, graphic, description (e. g. fruits: apple, pear, watermelon etc.). They may also add interesting links to given word in dictionary. Each pupil is responsible for one password (word) in the dictionary. Pupils can comment each other work.

.Learn2Learn competencies
Thinking, problem solving and decision making
Being creative
Communication (reading and writing)
Collaboration

.Advantages of such a use for Transition. Innovative use
Access to authentic materials. Variety of presentation material. Knowledge is shared among the participants of the course. Advantages for transitions: pupils learn how to use collected knowledge in real life. They try to build complete database about one term (preparation for in-depth, individual studies on the topic).

.Disadvantages of such a use
None as yet

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