This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Continue with this introductory high school German course to expand your knowledge of the German language and learn how to read, write, and speak one of the greatest languages on Earth!
This 14-week course will introduce students to German vocabulary, grammar and culture. The program will focus on building a solid German vocabulary and developing comprehension of the written and spoken German language. Each class will feature pronunciation practice, conversation, new grammar concepts and cultural trivia. Students will complete regular homework, quizzes and chapter tests, dictations and a short presentation at the end of the semester. To demonstrate that it is a living language, everything from nursery rhymes, songs, and proverbs to commercials and cartoons will be incorporated as learning aids.
Week 1: Introduction; Sports & games
Week 2: Mealtime
Week 3: Picnicking
Week 4: Transportation
Week 5: Review
Week 6: The body
Week 7: My house
Week 8: Days & months
Week 9: Weather
Week 10: Review
Week 11: School subjects
Week 12: Electronics
Week 13: The city
Week 14: Where are we going today?; Review
Course materials: German is Fun Book 1: Lively Lessons for Beginners by Elsie M. Szecsy, published by Perfection Learning. (best ordered directly from publisher, www.perfectionlearning.com, the ISBN number is 13619).
Homework: Learning a foreign language requires regular practice. Ideally, at least half an hour per day should be spent on German, i.e., completing grammar drills assigned, memorizing vocabulary, reading for comprehension, taking quizzes, listening to online German news broadcasts, and generally becoming familiar with the language.
Class dates: Thursdays, January 11 to April 25, 2024 (No class Feb. 15 or March 28)
Starting time: Starting time: 4:00 PM Eastern (3:00 Central, 2:00 Mountain, 1:00 Pacific)
Duration per class: 60 minutes