Hallo, hallo, hallöchen! In Young German, the focus is on a different theme each week. The course features a wide variety of topics to build vocabulary and confidence in speaking - holidays, seasons, telling time, sports, time in nature, travel, and different kinds of foods. Using stories, games, songs, and worksheets students will not only speak, but also read, and write in German. Ms. Nelson will also share pictures and video clips with examples of contemporary life in Germany from her hometown (Freiburg) and surrounding area.
This course uses a playful approach to build confidence as students engage and explore a new language and culture. It provides ideal preparation for younger students who plan to transition into learning more German or any other foreign language down the road.
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: 3 - 6
Minimum Enrollment: 6
- extended to June 7th for this class
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.
Michael Kopf, M.A.
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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