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Sunday, April 22, 2012

German I, Part One

We are very excited about offering this brand new course next school year. Mrs. Mausolf is an outstanding and committed instructor. She will meet with students live twice a week. We hope you'll take advantage of this opportunity to learn a foreign language in an innovative setting with other Catholic homeschool students.

German I, Part One
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Note: This is a 2-part course. Students are expected to also register for Part Two in the spring semester.
Class dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 5 to Dec. 19, 2012. No class Nov. 21.
Total classes: 30
Starting time: 10:00 am Eastern (9:00 Central)
Duration: 55 minutes
Prerequisite: None
Suggested grade level: 8th to 9th grade. Upper grades may also participate if beginning German.
Suggested high school credit: 1 full semester
Fee: $175 if you register on or before Aug. 1, 2012. $195 after Aug. 1 for all 30 classes.
Instructor: Alexis Mausolf
Course description: This 16-week course will introduce students to German vocabulary, grammar, and culture with bi-weekly meetings. The program will focus on building a solid German vocabulary and developing comprehension of the written and spoken German language. Each class will feature pronunciation practice, conversation, new grammar concepts and cultural trivia. Students will complete regular homework, quizzes and chapter tests, dictations and a short presentation at the end of the semester. To demonstrate that it is a living language, everything from nursery rhymes, songs, and proverbs to commercials and cartoons will be incorporated as learning aids.
Course materials: German is Fun Book 1: Lively Lessons for Beginners by Elsie M. Szecsy, published by Amsco. (best ordered directly from publisher – The Everything Learning German Book with CD, second edition, by Edward Swick, MA. Published by Adams Media. (easy to acquire from Amazon) *Both texts will be used for the second semester course as well.
Homework: Learning a foreign language requires regular practice. Ideally, at least half an hour per day should be spent on German, i.e. completing the grammar drills assigned, memorizing vocabulary, reading for comprehension, taking tests or quizzes, listening to online German news broadcasts, and generally becoming familiar with the language.

Instructor biography: Alexis Mausolf, MA
Mrs. Mausolf is a Catholic homeschooling mother of two. She has a Bachelors degree in Russian studies from Washington and Lee University and a Masters degree in German, with a concentration in German literature, from Florida State University. Before her marriage she lived in Germany for a year, teaching English at several colleges. She has taught German at the college level in te States for a number of years and is eager to work with homeschoolers now. Her husband is from Germany too, and they enjoy speaking German at home in Texas with their Kindern.

German I, Part One
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