High School Conversational German
This class is designed to practice and strengthen conversational skills in German. Instructor will facilitate conversations with students; there will not be any written assignments for this course. Topics will be relevant to teen interests, including popular music, culture, food, hobbies, and travel vocabulary. Students will gain confidence in initiating conversations with peers, while learning cultural nuances of building international friendships.
Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.
Fall '21 - Spring '22 Registration is Open!
Jennifer Pack, B.A.
Jennifer Pack started learning German as a high school student in southern California, and had the opportunity to spend two summers living with a German family, where she fell in love with the people and the history of Germany. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis, with a dual major in German and Secondary Education. She spent a year at the University of Tuebingen in southern Germany, studying German language, history, and theology. After graduation, Jen began teaching German to middle and high school students in public schools.
Jen and her husband, Chuck, live near Nashville, with their five children, ages 4-18. Jen loves to cook exotic foods, spend time with her kids, and raise chickens and Great Danes.
Michael Kopf, M.A.
Michael Kopf received his MA in Ancient Philology in 2015 from the Polis Institute in Jerusalem after completing undergraduate studies in Classics at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and at the University of Vienna. He has working knowledge of 9 languages, and has been teaching Classical Greek and Latin for the last 5 years. He has taught classical languages to middle- and high-school students and graduate students, both through immersion and in more conventional settings, in Rome, Vienna and Jerusalem, and has also taught teacher training courses in Rome and Jerusalem.
Herr Kopf is a native German speaker. He was born and raised in rural Austria where he recently settled with his wife, a US-citizen. He is eager to share his enthusiasm for language learning and classical education through online teaching.