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.
Tuition per Semester: $125
- extended to June 7th for this class
Class Meets: Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:30 AM Pacific
Fall enrollment is closed. Students may be able to enroll with the instructor’s permission. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Spring registration opens Oct 18th.
Marie-Luise Reinhard, M.Ed.
Marie-Luise Reinhard earned her Master’s in Education in both Latin and French from Mainz University in Germany and Tours University in France. She is a native German speaker and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Tor Vergata University of Rome where her work focuses on effective methods for Latin instruction. She has won numerous awards and scholarships. She is also an experienced educator at all levels, having worked with children at the elementary, middle school, and high school level as well as several universities including John’s Hopkins, two universities in Italy, and the Polis-Institute in Jerusalem. She is personable, enthusiastic, and an outstanding scholar - not to mention a professional opera singer!
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.