Sunday, August 25, 2013

First week of school - Beste Wünsche!

Hallo! Hope everyone is set for the first week of school. My goal is to keep this page updated for you, so you can see what's current in German class, what's upcoming, etc. Keep in my mind you can scroll downwards to prior posts, so that everything becomes a running commentary on our class this year. For example, the syllabi I posted are in the previous post, and you can scroll down to see it. Now, also forgive me if I leave out a word in my rush and zeal to update this page; I am an excellent speller, but sometimes a misstyped word slips through. My apologies in advance.

Note also my typical curricular post: organized by German class. And I'll also post links to appropriate German-related videos for everyone's benefit. And during the week I'll add items to the current posting.

Deutsch 1
German Cognates with English
Greetings in German - handout
the du-Sie dilemna in Germany - article. Read it and reflect on it in your notebooks. 
Common German names for boys
Common German names for girls
Printable German Map 
Wie geht's? Asking how one is doing.

Deutsch 2
Review all German 1 communicative topics
German 1 Review sheet of everything in German 1

Deutsch 3
Review all German 2 communicatve topics
Powerpoint Presentations for use with our review 
Verben mit Präpositionen - Übung
irregular verbs in German - big list!

Deutsch 4
Gesundheit und Ernährung! Fragen zum Interviewen
Mit Ketschup in die Schule - Fragen
Mit Ketschup in die Schule, Seite 259 - lesen genau, Neue Vokabeln ablisten
Hausaufgabe:  Seiten 260 - 265, Übung 10 - Lesen, lernen, neue Vokabeln ablisten, notieren.
Lektion 8A Quiz
Das Passiv in Deutsch - Anmerkungen 

AP Deutsch
Video-Bericht - Anmerkungsblatt 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

And another year begins . . . Welcome back, everyone!

Willkommen, meine Schüler und eure Familien! Deutschlernen macht echt Spaß, und ich freue mich auf ein neues Schuljahr mit euch!

You should bookmark this page at home, or even make it your browser homepage! Forget facebook, twitter, espn sports, whatever, is where you need to be this year for all things German, particularly your German courses! Note to the right of this page some important links for your edification. And below, in a blog post, each week, I'll post notes, handouts, assignments, websites, etc, so you can keep up to date with our coursework this year.

First things first: the syllabi for this year:
  1. German 1 Syllabus
  2. German 2 Syllabus
  3. German 3 Syllabus
  4. German 4 Syllabus
  5. AP German Syllabus
I'll give you copies of these syllabi to put into your folders for reference, but they'll always be here. I'll also give my AP German students a massive vocabulary list, a Gateway Vocabulary List (thanks to an awesome website at my alma mater, the University of Michigan, for this resource!).

One thing I am going to use year is something called linguafolio - "a portfolio assessment instrument designed to support individuals in setting and achieving their goals for learning languages." You can read more about this approach to world language study at
Each student is expected to create an account for themselves at the following website:  There will be further instruction on how we will use this website to further our language acquisition goals.

This year all teacher-student email communication must take place using Wake County email servers. All students will be assigned a unique Wake County email address. You can access this email server at the following link: Learn how to use and access this email account in order to communicate via email with your Enloe teachers!

An all important computer checklist - can you do these tasks???
Maintaining your note books in German class.