Are you trying to teach German to your junior high or high school students? Has it led to a frustration with the low quality of text books and language learning materials available for home study? Have you tried to utilize the amazing amount of free content available on the internet, but became overwhelmed with the choices and sheer volume of information? Those are the exact reasons I started putting this course together for my own children and decided to share it with anyone else who is seeking to teach or learn German at home. (If you have a younger student ready for an introduction to German, check out my free online German course for younger students.)
There is a comment section attached to each lesson that allows you to ask questions, interact with each other and upload assignments. I will not grade these or correct them, but will provide feedback and may use the mistakes I see to guide future lessons.
What you will need:
(Note: This course is for one semester, but these materials will get you through the first year. The dictionary listed is good enough for four years of high school German.)
• A good German-English dictionary. I recommend Langenscheidt.
• A binder with five dividers.
• Wildes Deutschland, a collection of short texts for the beginning German student, by Dana Hanley. Also available on Currclick.
• Bobo Siebenschläfer, von Markus Osterwalder (make sure it is the version linked). I have permission from the author to read the chapters aloud in this course, so it will serve as a nice textbook!
And consider joining the course’s facebook page for some extra practice and a chance to ask questions!
Und das wär’s! (And that’s it!) For less than the cost of a traditional textbook, you should have a pretty good German language curriculum, especially if you can find someone to practice with. I look forward to helping you learn this beautiful language!