When a person writes something he or she has one of several goals in mind: to persuade someone to do something, to inform someone of some facts, to explain how to do something, to describe a person, a place or a thing; or to entertain someone with a story, which can be also be in the form of a song or a poem. That's what our courses will help you learn to do.

There are many different text formats to create in a language: essays, reports, and letters are examples of presentational formats; while instant messaging, e-mail communication, and texting are examples of interpersonal formats.

The tasks that you can handle successfully at each level as well as the content, context, accuracy, and discourse types associated with the writing tasks determine your writing ability. The limit you encounter when attempting to function at a higher level also tells you how well developed your writing skills are.

As an International Baccalaureate teacher, Dr. Bogard choses themes and topics that match the IB World Language curriculum. Here are the writing themes and topics you will practice:

Here in the TTLG Academy, we want to offer you practice with various types of tasks, formats and topics. Everything you need to improve your German writing skills is found in each of our semester writing courses. You will see them listed below. 

Plan on spending 200 minutes per week for four months on each writing course in order to reach an intermediate level of German writing skill.