High School German I
Hallo! Willkommen im Deutschkurs! Hello, and welcome to German 1!
Discover the secret behind weekly mystery objects from German daily life and challenge yourself to clear pronunciation of German tongue twisters, while learning basic grammar concepts, sentence structure, and verb conjugation!
Students in High School German 1 will learn useful phrases, vocabulary, and grammar principles to build their confidence as they speak and listen to their teacher speaking German. While studying beginning language structure, there will be plenty of opportunities to apply cultural themes. Students will also learn to read for comprehension, and additional resources will be provided to engage all types of learners and encourage further study. In addition to regular written exercises, students will learn how to write short reports on topics of interest and present them to the class.
German 1 uses an accredited textbook as a guide. The goal of the course is to master the A1 level of German and provide the opportunity to pursue further study or certification (through the Goethe Institute). It fulfills requirements for one year of a foreign language course at the high school level.
Experience: No prior experience needed: just a desire to learn and participate with enthusiasm!
Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.
Grade Level: 7 - 12
- extended to June 7th for this class
Class Meets: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 AM Pacific
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.
Miriam Nelson, M.M.
Miriam Nelson is a German-American living and working in Freiburg, Germany. She grew up bilingual, often traveling overseas. A love of Classical Music, and the German language have been prominent factors in her life and career path. She has more than fifteen years’ experience teaching many age groups, one-on-one and in larger classroom settings. After graduating from a Homeschool K-12 Program, she attended Texas Tech University, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance and a minor in German. Next, she moved to North Carolina to complete her Master’s in Music, often highlighting German poets and composers in projects and performances. Miriam, and her cat Molly, have lived in Germany for more than three years now.
Currently volunteering as a Soprano in the Freiburg Theater’s Opera Chorus, she also assists the group with language and music coaching. Traveling, singing, writing, learning Italian, as well as hiking and photographing the picturesque Black Forest are favorite pastimes.
CLRC German 1 and 2 use the Klasse! Textbook by the renowned Klett Verlag. Klasse! is an accredited program which is keyed to the Goethe institute or DSD proficiency levels. This curriculum is used in schools around the world and within Germany for non-native speakers. Its innovative style and engaging presentation encourage students to speak and interact with a wide range of activities and polished audio-visual aides. Step-by step reinforcement of concepts and easy to access modules ensure that students build their language skills on a firm foundation.
Students purchase a textbook (available in either digital or paper copy – whichever is best suited to the student's learning style) and a copy of an online workbook where assignments can be practiced before they are graded. Klasse! A1 will be used for German 1 and Klasse! A2 for German 2 - please order accordingly: www.klett-usa.com/clrc.
Klett offers additional glossaries, vocabulary lists and extra practice online for students, as well as in depth course materials for those wanting to pursue official testing for A1 and A2 levels with the Goethe Institute or another equivalent certification. More information will be provided in the syllabus.
Students will need the textbook and workbook on the first day of class: August 23rd. Please order early to be sure your student is prepared for a great first week. For any technical problems in ordering or accessing your account, contact www.klett-usa.com/contact-us/c-2224