German

Over 200 million people speak German which  is closely related to English and Dutch and is spoken in not only Germany, but also Switzerland, Austria, and Liechtenstein. To say ‘Hello’ in German, say ‘Guten Tag!’ ( guten taag).
 
 
What do we do in German class?


In German class we have to learn vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation, just like any other foreign language. We play a variety of games (The Crazy Turtle Game, Flyswatter Game, Quatsch!, Lawine, Board Races, Board Games, etc.) and do a variety of activities to keep learning a foreign language fun and interesting!

Expect to be immersed in the language from day one. This will help you to become comfortable with hearing and using German right away! German class is a great environment in which to learn a foreign language!

We use the Deutsch Aktuell Textbook program that comes with the “Seifenoper” (Soap Opera) Café Julia! We use technology in other ways too. We use iCulture videos, youtube videos, smartboard activities, audacity (to record), Microsoft Movie Maker, etc. We also listen to German music daily!



Do we have a German Exchange program?

Of course! We have an exchange program with Gunzenhausen, which is located in Bavaria. The program has been going on for many, many years. We take turns every-other year hosting Germans and going to Germany. Each exchange lasts around 18 days.


While in Germany we visit cities like Munich, Würzburg, Nürnberg, Neuschwanstein, Regensburg, ect. We stay with a host family in Gunzenhausen and experience real German culture!


 
Over 200 million people speak German which  is closely related to English and Dutch and is spoken in not only Germany, but also Switzerland, Austria, and Liechtenstein. To say ‘Hello’ in German, say ‘Guten Tag!’ ( guten taag).
 
 

Top 5 Reasons to take German

 

1.) German is important for school.  Students whotake German generally score higher on college acceptance tests (ACT).  Most universities also require AT LEAST 2years of a foreign language.

2.) German and English are both Germanic languages. They share many of the same words, word origins and grammarcharacteristics.  If you understand anyof this …MeineSchwester hat braunes Haar. Sieist intelligent. Sie studiert Medizin in Berlin. Sie kann gutsingen. ... then youalready know some German!

3.) One out of every four  Americans has Germanheritage.  Because of this, thegovernment sponsors exchanges programs with Germany. (For example GAPP or theBundestag Exchange.)

4.) Over 120 million people speak German as their native language.  German is the official language in Germany,Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein. Twice as many people speak German in Europe than any otherlanguage. 

5.) German is very important for business.  Manycompanies are German based.  Forexample:  BMW, Volkswagen, Porsche,Siemens, Aldi/Trader Joe’s, T-Mobile, Thyssenkupp, Lufthansa, Adidas, Bayer,Puma, etc.

 
 
 

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