High School German II
Willkommen zurück im Deutschkurs! Welcome back to German class!
Building on the principles learned in German 1, German 2 uses the same accredited textbook series as a structural guide. Students continue to explore German language and culture and more grammatical tenses will be introduced. In addition to speaking German, students will develop their ability to both read and write in German. Class presentations will continue to be the focus of assignments. Prominent cultural figures and topics will provide an ideal backdrop for in-class discussions and presentations.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to confidently engage in basic conversation and be well-equipped to travel, speak, and study in Germany. The course prepares students to master the A2 level of German, with chances to pursue further study or certification (through the Goethe Institute) or dual enrollment college credit. Information on certification, dual enrollment options (CLEP) and other possibilities for further study will be provided. German 2 fulfills requirements for a second year foreign language course at the high school level.
Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Tuition per Semester: $330
- extended to June 7th for this class
Class Meets: Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:30 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