Course Description

Germany's cultural "Schlager" music is the theme of this listening project that focuses on one particular American singer who has made a successful career singing Schlager in German in Germany.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Sarah Jane Scott- A Pop Singer from Pennsylvania Who Becomes Famous Singing German Pop Songs

    • STEP 1= Watch This Interview with Sarah Jane Scott (in English)

  • 2

    Intro Assignments: You Complete These By Listening to an Audio Recording of an Article About Germany's Popular "Schlager" Genre of Music

    • STEP 2 = Listen to this Audio Recording of the Article: "Was ist ein Schlager?"

    • STEP 3 = Take the Listening Test: "Was ist ein Schlager?" Print this test or answer on a separate piece of paper. Go back and listen as many times as you need.

    • STEP 4 = Read the Article: "Was ist ein Schlager? "(ONLY look at this text, after you have attempted all questions on the practice test-just guess if you must.)

    • STEP 6 = Translate the Article On a Piece of Paper and Study the New Vocabulary

    • Once You Have Completed This Course, Go to the "Song 1" Course

  • 3

    Advanced Training- Hallo Hallo

    • Listening Stimulus: "Hallo Hallo" Music Video (watch once as a warm up and preview)

    • Audio Only: "Hallo Hallo" SLOW Speed

    • Activity = Listening for Incorrect Pronunciation

    • Answer Key- Check Your Results

    • Worksheet: Hallo Hallo Arbeitsblatt

    • Audio: Worksheet Recording for the "Richtig-Falsch" Exercise

    • Answer Key: Hallo Hallo Arbeitsblatt

    • Audio Only: "Hallo Hallo" Normal Speed

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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