Getting to Know... Das Leben der Anderen (ZigZag Education)

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Getting to Know... Das Leben der Anderen
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Getting to Know... Das Leben der Anderen

Useful for:
AQA Cultural Topics
Edexcel Research-based Essay
WJEC Guided Studies

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this critically acclaimed German drama. Students will get to know Das Leben der Anderen inside out and be fully prepared for the speaking and writing exams. The structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering related vocabulary, the director and his influences, and historical and political context give students a solid foundation for their study.
    • Encourages students to speculate on the content and themes of the film
  • During: The comprehensive scene-by-scene analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students consolidate their knowledge of the film while critically examining aspects such as characters, themes and techniques. Activities include: vocabulary, comprehension, translation, grammar, discussion, research and writing.
  • After: Exam-style oral and essay questions help students to apply what they have learnt. Example essays and conversations prompt discussion of successful essay technique.

More Getting to Know... resources for: AQA Edexcel WJEC

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6110)
'This resource is very useful. It approaches the film from different angles and is linked to exam board questions. Learners progress to a sophisticated understanding of the cultural and historical background, the characters and the key themes.'S Spiller, Head of German and Independent Reviewer
'This resource is excellent for teachers and student as it provides insights into the German culture, politics and the process of film making.'M Schumacher-Woodburn, German Teacher and Independent Reviewer
"The educational value of this is immense in my opinion. Rather than just watch the film, this gives structure to the study, breaks it down and encourages both students and teachers to think more deeply about the themes and about possible areas of research." C Parker, Teacher of German and Independent Reviewer
A Level, A2, German

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