German 1 takes place through Zoom and Moodle where students are prepared to fulfill the objective of A1 competency according the Goethe-Zertifikat, in compliance with the 6-level competency scale created by the CEFR. A1 pertains to a speakers’ and others’ immediate needs, background, daily routines, and the world surrounding them.
In order to develop their communication skills, the class will focus on grammar, vocabulary, and culture, especially of modern youth culture. There will be interactive stories about fictional German characters that students will follow throughout the book where they will encounter the routines, relationships, and communication of authentic German youths. Students will practice both passive and active verbal and written communications such as reading and listening, writing and speaking.
Students can access all materials either through a physical copy of Klasse! A1 or digitally through Blinklearning.com the online portal for Klasse! A1. There will be audio-visual components to the course. Class exercises will be through the corresponding Klasse! A1 workbook online. Supplementary materials will be provided by the instructor. All homework will also be verbally communicated as well as visible on Moodle. An expectation of approx. 1 hour of homework of preparation for every 50 minutes minutes of in-class instruction, not including self-guided study for examinations.
Course Website: German 1
Instructor: Rebecca Strehle
Starts: September 5, 2023
Ends: June 1, 2024
Monday 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM ET • Thursday 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM ET
Textbooks and Materials
This item is required:Klasse! A1 [Edition or Version: 1], Authors: Sarah Fleer et al.
Publisher's website: Klasse! A1
Best sources: www.klett-usa.com/
Other information: Either print or digital are required. Both are not. The online workbook is required.
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