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 PRE-INTERMEDIATE level. It is recommended that you first work through the BEGINNER course, before starting this one. You can judge if you are ready for this level, by attempting all the lessons in the previous BEGINNER course. If you can work through all those lessons in a short span of time, 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 (Great After School Snack Idea)- Listening Comprehension Activity

    • Here Is Our TTLG Discussion Board

  • 2

    Your First Assignment

    • Your Weekly German Blog With Your Progress, Reflections and a Motivational Image

  • 3

    FUN TIME = Nicos Weg (a German "Soap Opera")

    • Welcome to a New School Year! Start Watching Nicos Weg (get your earbuds for this)

    • Nicos Weg Assignment Sheet- PRINT THIS

  • 4

    Introduction to High School German Program

    • Quarter Work Plan: Print This!

    • Words of Wisdom from Your German Coach

    • How to Enter and Exit Using the Dashboard

    • If You Miss a German Class at School = Homework

  • 5

    Every Day Is Vocabulary Study With Quizlet (Advanced Students also Create a Leitner Study System)

    • Quizlet Assignment Sheet (DO NOT DO ANY DUOLINGO THIS YEAR)

    • How to Join Our Quizlet Classroom

  • 6

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

    • Advanced Vocabulary Assignment for Pre-IB (7th and 8th Grade) Students (also create a Leitner study system)

    • Blank Leitner Daily Test Schedule- Write in the Date Every Day You Are in German Class

    • Video: Review How to Use the Leitner Study System

  • 7

    Online Tools

    • Links to German-English Dictionnairies

    • Here is the Link to Verbix- the Online Conjugator

  • 8

    Listen While You Work

    • Mozart on Violin by Henryk Szeryng (sooo relaxing)

    • Focus with Hemisync (45 min of white noise that actually stimulates your thinking)

  • 9

    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?

  • 10

    Project #2 German Vocabulary

  • 11

    Project #3 German Essay

    • Essay Project Instruction Sheet

    • Essay Topics List (Choose 1 from 3 Choices according to 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 Work For Feedback from Your Teacher

  • 12

    Project #4 German Grammar

    • Grammar Instruction Sheet

    • Your Assigned Grammar Chapters List

    • Your Assigned Exercises in Each Chapter 1-6

    • The Names of the Letters in the German Alphabet

    • How to Pronounce German Numbers

    • Your Grammar Textbook (Cover)

    • Here is a Link to Your German Grammar Textbook

  • 13

    "German is Fun Book 1" Chapters: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

    • Chapter 9 Text

    • Chapter 10 Text


    • Chapter 11 Text

    • Chapter 12 Text


    • Chapter 13 Text

    • Chapter 14 Text

    • Chapter 14 Answer Key


    • Chapter 15 Text

    • Chapter 16 Text

    • Chapter 16 Answer Key

  • 14

    Project #5 German Listening Skill

    • Listening Project Instruction Sheet

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

  • 15

    First 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

    • 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)

    • Grün, Grün, Grün Version #3 Music Video

    • Grün, Grün, Grün Version #3 Worksheet

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

    • Grün, Grün, Grün Worksheet #4

  • 16

    Second Listening Assignment = Tekkno Musik- Keine Schule

    • Listen to This Video Along with the Worksheet

    • Listening Assignment Worksheet

  • 17

    Third Listening Assignment = Soccer Song

    • Fan Song for the Most Famous German Soccer Team

    • Song with English Lyrics

    • Assignment Worksheet

    • Sing Along with the German Lyrics

  • 18

    Fourth Listening Assignment = Weather Report with Famous German Character

    • Video: How to Do a Weather Report Correctly

    • Assignment Worksheet

  • 19

    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

  • 20

    Quarter 1 Pronunciation Assignment = "Kein Schöner Land"

    • Assignment: First Stanza of this Poem

    • 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

  • 21

    Quarter 2 Pronunciation Assignment = "Advent, Advent"

    • Assignment: Memorize the entire poem with correct pronunciation

    • Audio of "Advent, Advent"

  • 22

    Quarter 3 Pronunciation Assignment = "am Elften Elften"

    • Assignment: Memorize the entire poem with correct pronunciation

    • Audio of "am Elften Elften"

    • Video: Karneval in Köln

  • 23

    Quarter 4 Pronunciation Assignment = "Durch den Monsun"

    • Assignment: Memorize the entire poem with correct pronunciation

    • Audio of "Durch den Monsun"

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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