Creating interactive exercises with detailed context sensitive
feedback is a lot of work. Would you like to contribute? You choose
of involvement. Our students will profit from our work, since it is
published on the WWW and accessible to anyone. These programs will
be freeware. How can I join this project?
If you find a typo, or would like to suggest a 'better' response
or feedback, please don't hesitate to email
me. Other projects are listed at the bottom of this page.
Note for Teachers: If you want to create web-based interactive exercises
with feedback on your own, my recommendation is Hot Potatoes, which is free if you use it for academic work and make the exercises accessible to everyone on the web.
Adjective Endings / Adjektivendungen
(47 items 3/19/03) [79 Kb]
This exercise includes secondary (weak) and
primary (strong) adjective endings; it covers adjectives preceded
by DER- and EIN-words, as well as those not preceded by an article.
The theme for this practice is the history of Berlin. HELP
If When Whenever Whether / Als Ob Wann
(22 items 3/23/03) [26 Kb]
This exercise asks students to decide which
of the four conjunctions is the correct choice for the given context.
HELP section included.
Prepositions / Präpositionen
BETA (30 items 6/6/03) [466 Kb !] 800x600 resolution
This program asks students to type complete sentences: subject
/ verb / (preposition clue given in English / object.. At this stage,
the program is only self-correcting, but supplies almost no feedback
on errors. (only items 1&2 have feedback).PICTURES
with CULTURAL NOTES and a HELP
section are included. Please send your feedback if you find mistakes,
want to add explanations, or have other ideas for this project.
Relative pronouns / Relativpronomen
(22 items 3/23/03) [77 Kb]
This exercise includes Nominative, Accusative, Dative, Genitive; Relative
Pronouns with Prepositions; and Indefinite Relative Pronouns. HELP
section and TUTORIAL included.
Simple Past (Narrative Past) / Präteritum
(36 items 9/15/03) [145 Kb]
This is the Rotkäppchen / Red Riding Hood fairy
tale with PICTURES. Students fill in
the blanks with mostly irregular verbs in the simple past. HELP
6. You choose by contacting me and by developing
items for the next program.
Audio and Shockwave
1. Stereotypes / Klischees und Vorurteile.
BETA-No time to finish. (12/4/03)
This Shockwave program includes: Introduction; Teil I: Group Work
& Discussion 30 min; Teil II: Listening 15-20 min. with 20 questions;
Teil III: Writing 30 min. The audio is taken from an authentic radio
broadcast by Deutschlandfunk's Campus & Karriere (March 2003).
Technical Note! This Shockwave movie is streaming,
so you can start working very soon - despite its 2.2. Mb size - while
the remaining elements of this movie are downloading in the background.
Therefore, it is possible that some audio segments are not yet loaded
if you click very fast through the program or if you have a slow Internet
1. Neue Heimat? - Türken
in Deutschland (2001). Finished-but at least 7 years old
Deutsche Welle QuickTime video in German, No subtitles, with
chapter tracks and a worksheet
(RTF) with 16 questions. Recommended for Intermediate German.
Please download the video to your harddrive first before showing it
in class. Feel free to modify the worksheet to fit your needs.
And please share any major improvements with me! Here is the directory.
Grammar Handouts, Information, Tables, Flowcharts,
1. Adjective Endings
- Flowchart, source URL below. GIF
Grammar Drill Program with Correct/False feedback
1. Strong and Irregular Verbs in Simple Past =
Narrative Past- Drill OK, work in progress [26
2. Strong and Irregular Verbs in Participle Form = Conversational Past = Present or Past Perfect Particples. Drill OK, work in progress [26 Kb]