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Hallo Deutsch! Part One

Did you know childhood is the optimal age to learn a foreign language? Learn the largest mother language in the European Union through song, game, and activity. Foster the passion of language learning in your grade school students by introducing them to the joy of studying German.

Total classes: 12

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 3-6 

Suggested credit: One full semester of German/foreign language/elective 


Hallo Deutsch! will consist of workbook exercises, vocabulary practice, introduction to basic grammar, German culture, and pronunciation practice. We will learn through song, game, activity, and fun! The course will consist of both teacher-graded and parent-graded assignments. The purpose of this course is to give a positive first encounter with a language that heavily influences the world today.


Class 1- Important words and sentences

Class 2- Numbers; How old are you?

Class 3- Fruits & Vegetables; Colors

Class 4- Days of the Week

Class 5- Animals

Class 6- Family

Class 7- Weather

Class 8- Feelings

Class 9- Clothes

Class 10- The Body

Class 11- Hobbies; Profiles

Class 12- Review

Materials and Homework


Bee German, German for Children: Volume 1, Workbook for Beginners, ISBN: 1916431305.

Also check bookfinder.com for used copies.

Usborne Internet-linked German for Beginners, ISBN: 9780746000564 [Optional, but strongly encouraged].


Homework will consist of workbook pages, listening activities, vocabulary practice, speaking practice, and project work. Students of a foreign language should engage with the language on a regular basis, therefore, students should expect to spend 30-60 minutes per week doing homework and practicing German.

Important Dates

Class dates: Thursdays, September 19 to December 12, 2024. (No class Nov. 28)

Starting time: 11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central; 9:30 Mountain; 8:30 Pacific)

Duration: 30 minutes

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