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.
This course is designed to run for one semester and cover topics typically covered in a first year German course. Emphasis is on vocabulary building, basic sentence structure and learning the present tense.
- Quizzes at the end of each module are graded so you can track your progress and guage your own learning.
- Ask questions in the comment field.
- Earn points and badges as you move through the course.
- Earn a completion certificate for your records.
- Receive your final grade emailed to you after course completion.
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.
• 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!
Please note: This is a beta course. That means it is being offered while I am still writing it. That is part of why I am offering it for free!
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!
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