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.