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Learn to Speak German: "Thank you & Goodbye"

Danke
by Richard Graham
German Vocals by The Zwischentöne


Danke
Danke,
Danke
Danke,

Im Sommer
Und im Herbst
Im Winter
Und im Frühling

Mach’s gut
Mach’s gut
Mach’s gut
Mach’s gut

Im Sommer
Und im Herbst
Im Winter
Und im Frühling

Auf wiedersehen
Auf wiedersehen
Auf wiedersehen

Im Sommer
Und im Herbst
Im Winter
Und im Frühling

Auf wiedersehen
Auf wiedersehen
Auf wiedersehen





Listen to the song a couple of times and it will stick in your head all day!


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Lesson Plan for German Teachers...


This is a great way to end a lesson with lots of happy smiles! It's very simple to do, the teacher sings "Danke" and the kids repeat. The kids pick this up really quickly. As with the other Genki German songs, the key is to teach the song a capella first ( without the music ), then introduce the mp3 after a few tries through to get the kids all excited again.

For the first few lessons I only teach the "danke" and "auf wiedersehen" parts. In the seasons section I just do the actions whilst singing on my own. Then as time goes on the kids will start picking the words up and you can explain what they mean.

It's always good to ask the kids what gestures to do, but here are some examples:


For "Sommer" you are swimming,



for "Herbst" your fingers fall like leaves of a tree,



for "Winter" you're skiing and




for "Frühling" you are a new plant growing out of the ground!





For the final verse, "Auf Wiedersehen", everyone sings "Auf Wiedersehen" together whilst waving their hands,



...they then clap 3 times in between each "Auf Wiedersehen".


I use this song at the end of the lessons, hence there isn't a game for it. But if you have a look at the GenkiEnglish site there's a whole selection of classroom games you could use!



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