Course Description

This course is designed to meet the needs of middle school and secondary students. The learning materials are also appropriate for anyone at the LOW-INTERMEDIATE level. It is recommended that you first work through the BEGINNER and the PRE-INTERMEDIATE courses, before starting this one. You can judge if you are ready for this level, by attempting all the lessons in the previous BEGINNER course and then all the lessons in the PRE-INTERMEDIATE course. If you can work through all those lessons quickly, feel free to jump into this course as soon as you are ready.

This course has enough activities for a full-year program. Follow the lessons from top to bottom once you are enrolled.

Learning a foreign language requires some daily or weekly face-to-face contact with a German teacher or tutor. In-person meetings with Dr. Bogard are currently only available for full-time students of NewGate Montessori IB in Sarasota, Florida. Check with your own local school district for available German tutors. They can follow your progress through this course and give you valuable feedback on your performance.

The course textbook in this class is: "German is Fun Book 1". The ISBN, publisher and author info is provided inside this course, so you can purchase your own copy or use a school edition located in the physical classroom.

Contact your local teacher for instructions on turning in your classroom assignments.

Every Time to Learn German student member is welcome to take this course with their own face-to-face instructor, and their own copy of the textbooks used in this curriculum no matter where in the world they live.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Why Learn German?

    • Course Description

    • Free College for You in Germany

    • 9 Reasons to Learn German

    • Germany Geography Video Lecture & Aerial Tour (42 min)

    • The 10 Most Beautiful Castles in Germany

    • Der Schnellster Flammkuchen der Welt

    • Here Is Our TTLG Discussion Board

  • 2

    Introduction to High School German Program

    • Quarter Work Plan: Print This!

    • Words of Wisdom from Your German Coach

    • What Does Curriculum A or B mean?

    • How to Enter and Exit Using the Dashboard

    • Show Your Work & Earn a Grade

    • If You Miss a German Class = Homework

  • 3

    Listen While You Work

    • Mozart on Violin by Henryk Szeryng

    • Focus with Hemisync (45 min)

  • 4

    Online Tools

    • Links to German-English Dictionnairies

    • Here is the Link to Verbix- the Online Conjugator

  • 5

    Project #1 German Culture

    • Culture Project Instructions and Quarter Themes

    • Try These Research Links

    • Your Culture Project Presentation Worksheet- PDF

    • Culture Worksheets in Word Format (if you want to type on the document)

    • Finished?

  • 6

    Project #2 German Vocabulary

    • Vocabulary Project Instruction Sheet- Do the topics that you did not complete in the 7th and 8th grade programs

    • Recommended Phrase Book

  • 7

    The Leitner Study System (only do this if you plan to pass the IB German exam your senior year)

    • Your Langenscheidt Textbook Cover

    • Introduction to Vocabulary Building Work

    • Langenscheidt Vocabulary Instruction Sheet

    • How to Find the Plurals in Your Langenscheidt Textbook

    • How to Create Your Own Leitner Flashcard Box

    • A Copy of the Game Schedule

    • Video Tutorial: How to Play the Leitner Flashcard Game

  • 8

    Langenscheidt Workbook Project = Extra Credit

    • Workbook Instruction Sheet

    • Video Tutorial: How to Do the Langenscheidt Workbook

    • Translations of the Workbook Instruction Phrases

    • Curriculum B Quarter 1 Workbook

  • 9

    Project #3 German Essay

    • Essay Project Instruction Sheet

    • Essay Topics List (Choose 1 from 3 Choices according to Current Quarter)

    • Essay Worksheets (2 Pages: Sentences & Paragraphs)

    • Essay Worksheets- Word Format (if you want to type on the worksheet)

    • Step 1 Video Tutorial (Student Created)

    • Step 2 Video Tutorial (Student Created)

    • Step 3 Video Tutorial (Student Created)

    • Step 4 Video Tutorial (Student Created)

    • Step 5 Video Tutorial (Student Created)

    • Submit Your Writing to Your Teacher for Feedback

  • 10

    Project #4 German Grammar

    • Your Grammar Textbook (Cover Image)

    • Grammar Instruction Sheet

    • Your Assigned Exercises in Chapters 17-18

    • Your Assigned Exercises in Chapters 19-24

    • The Names of the Letters in the German Alphabet

    • How to Pronounce German Numbers

  • 11

    GIF Book 1 Chapters: 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

    • Chapter 17 Text

    • Chapter 17 Answer Key

    • Chapter 18 Text

    • Chapter 18 Answer Key


    • Chapter 19 Text

    • Chapter 19 Answer Key

    • Chapter 20 Text

    • Chapter 20 Answer Key


    • Chapter 21 Text

    • Chapter 21 Answer Key

    • Chapter 22 Text


    • Chapter 23 Text

    • Chapter 24 Text


  • 12

    Project #5 German Listening Skill

    • Listening Project Instruction Sheet

    • Lyrics Training: A Game to Train Your Ear For German

  • 13

    Quarter 1 Listening Assignment = A Popular German Children's Song: "Grün Grün Grün"

    • Grün, Grün, Grün Music Video #1 (Listen All the Way Through Before Starting Assignment)

    • Grün, Grün, Grün Worksheet #1

    • Answer Key Grün, Grün, Grün Version #1 (Don't Use Until Directed To Do So)

    • Grün, Grün, Grün Version Music Video #2

    • Grün, Grün, Grün Version #2 Worksheet (only translate the stanzas with new professions that differ from version 1)

    • Answer Key Grün, Grün, Grün Version 2

    • Grün, Grün, Grün Version #3 Music Video

    • Grün, Grün, Grün Version #3 Worksheet

    • Answer Key Grün, Grün, Grün Version # 3

    • Grün, Grün, Grün Version Nr. 4 Music Video

    • Grün, Grün, Grün Worksheet #4

    • Answer Key Grün, Grün, Grün Version #4

  • 14

    Quarter 2 Listening Assignment = Famous German Heavy Metal Band

    • Official Music Video

    • Music Video with German Subtitles

    • English Subtitles Video

    • Assignment Sheet

  • 15

    Quarter 3 Listening Assignment = German A-Capella by the Wise Guys

    • Fan Video!

    • See the Band Sing this Song on Stage

    • Assignment Worksheet

    • Song with Lyrics- Do the Worksheet FIRST Without Seeing This

  • 16

    Quarter 4 Listening Assignment = Classic German Rock

    • Preview the Artist's Profile and Trivia

    • Watch the Music Video: Guess the Topic, Feel the Tone and Notice the Style

    • Assignment Worksheet

    • Music Video with Lyrics - Only Watch AFTER Trying the Worksheet

  • 17

    Project #6 German Pronunciation

    • Video Tutorial: How to Pronounce German (Matching Handout is Posted Next)

    • How To Pronounce German Handout (Matches the Video Above)

    • Pronunciation Project Instruction Sheet

  • 18

    Quarter 1 Pronunciation Assignment = "Kein Schöner Land"

    • Assignment: Memorize this Famous Poem and Song (Due by the End of the Quarter)

    • Audio of "Kein Schöner Land" (Spoken)

    • Female Folk Singer Version of "Kein Schöner Land"

    • Choir Version of "Kein Schöner Land"

    • Sheet Music If You Want to Try Playing this Song

    • Instrumental Version

  • 19

    Quarter 2 Pronunciation Assignment = "Advent, Advent"

    • Assignment: Memorize the entire poem with correct pronunciation

    • Audio of "Advent, Advent"

  • 20

    Quarter 3 Pronunciation Assignment = "Die Fünfte Jahreszeit"

    • Assignment: Memorize the entire poem with correct pronunciation

    • Audio of "Die Fünfte Jahreszeit"

  • 21

    Quarter 4 Pronunciation Assignment = "Durch den Monsun"

    • Assignment: Memorize the entire poem with correct pronunciation

    • Audio of "Durch den Monsun"

  • 22

    Work Week 9 = Culture Week

    • What is Culture Week?

  • 23

    Quarter 1 Learn to Play Mühle

    • Step 1: Watch this video first. This is what this game looks like... (British boy demonstrates)

    • Step 2: Read the Mühle History and Instructions on How to Play

    • Step 3: Watch this video of a full Mühle game

    • Step 4: Print this Game Board (and find your own playing pieces: 9 each)

    • The 3 Most Important Rules

  • 24


    • German City PowerPoint

State Certified German Teacher For 30 Years

Dr. Bogard

The owner and creator of the Time To Learn German website is Eva Bogard, Ph.D. She was born in Manhattan (NYC) to a German mother and a German-American father. She earned her bachelor's degree in foreign languages at snowy SUNY-Oswego and completed her graduate studies in Second Language Education and Instructional Technology at sunny USF-Tampa, where she earned her Master's and Doctorate degrees. She has spent several colorful summers in France enjoying the language and culture in Paris, St. Malo and Tours, but is usually found during her long summer breaks on the beach in Florida, or in the mountains of southwest Germany. Professionally, she is very interested in online hybrid education, especially using instructional technology in both her classroom and online courses to teach foreign languages. Eva is an International Baccalaureate teacher, and a Montessori education enthusiast. She has taught German, French and Spanish, as well as, Information Technology and Business Management over the last 30 years.

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