While systematically reviewing concepts previously learned and shoring up a sound understanding of all the fundamentals of German grammar and syntax, students will advance to more complex constructions like the subjunctive. German 3 will begin to explore exemplary German prose and poetry (including excerpts and short texts from Heinrich Heine, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Franz Kafka, et al.) Additionally, students will continue to strengthen conversational skills about subjects both mundane and sublime, discussing artwork, music, and folk tales used to supplement the main text. This class includes 30 hours of live online instruction per semester, designed to develop students’ skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.
Tuition per Semester: $330
- extended to June 7th for this class
Class Meets: Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30 Pacific
Fall '21 - Spring '22 Registration is Open!
Shawn Barnett, M.A.
Shawn Barnett has taught Latin, history, and theology at Immanuel Lutheran School, Alexandria, Virginia, since 2017. Previously, he taught 5th grade at Seven Oaks Classical School in Ellettsville, Indiana. Mr. Barnett has a Master of Arts in Systematic Theology from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, having also studied for two semesters at the Lutherische Theologische Hochschule in Oberursel, Germany. Beginning in the fall of 2021, he will pursue doctoral studies at the University of Hamburg where he has been granted a fellowship in the program Interkonfessionalität in der Frühen Neuzeit. Mr. Barnett is married and has two young children.
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.
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