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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Online German Classes for Middle & High School

Update: This live course has concluded. However, it will be offered again in the fall. Also, it is currently available as a recorded course through our Unlimited Access! service. This is a great way to learn at your own pace when your schedule allows. To subscribe or learn more:Adult and High School Catholic Online Classes

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Note: Part Two is scheduled in the spring for a full year of German.

Class dates: Mondays, September 13 to December 6, 2010 (no class on Nov. 1 for All Saints Day)
Total classes: 12
Starting time: 11:00 am Eastern (10:00 am Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $180 for entire 12-week course. $20 Early Registration Discount before August 1, 2010
Prerequisite: None
High school credit: One full semester credit. Add German I, Part Two in the spring for one full year credit.
Suggested grade level: 7th to 12th

Course description:
This course will cover a year’s worth of German in two parts, Fall and Spring. We will use a child’s approach of learning the language through music, story-telling, and poetry. Each class will consist of vigorous grammar drills, a quiz, cultural activities, and story-telling. At the end of the year, the student should be able to carry out short conversations in German and write short, simple stories. This will be tested with a final exam.

Course outline: To be announced
Homework: Composition, translation, and memorization of grammar charts and rules and of various German poems and songs.
Course materials: "German Grammar Drills" by Ed Swick $12.95 List price, $9.32 new, $7.24 used
"German Made Simple" by Arnold Leitner, Ph.D. $13.99 List price, $9.88 new, $7.61 used
Equipment requirements: Students are required to have high-speed internet and a headset with microphone.
Misc: The instructor will be available via email in between classes for questions and comments.
Recordings of classes are provided to students within 24 hours and available for 6 months.
Homeschool Connections does not provide record keeping services.

German I, Part One (First Year German)
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