Born in this country, I spent much of my childhood living in Germany and Austria. I am bilingual. I returned to the US for high school and college --Furman U, Georgetown U (BA), Universitaet Salzburg, USC Columbia (MA), where I studied German and Linguistics. I have taught German at the College of Charleston and at Wando for over twenty five years total. It had been exciting to watch Wando German grow! I love creating dynamic learning situations for students to acquire practical German conversational skills. Welcome to Deutsch!
This course is for the very beginner. We start with the geography of Germany, numbers, colors, and the alphabet. Students learn to make conversation on these topics: making acquaintance, school life, free time, favorites, and family.
This class is not suitable for students with significant family exposure to spoken German
This course is for the novice and adds the following conversational repertoire: packing a suitcase, making plans, inviting, accepting, declining, making excuses, boasting of ability, complaining about prohibition, asking and understanding directions. We learn about the city of Munich via a virtual trip. This class is not suitable for students with significant family exposure to German
Students in this class are entering the intermediate stage, wanting to solidify and expand their understanding of the grammar, begin reading and writing longer texts, use German in the classroom, and expand vocabulary and conversation. We work on these skills in some new contexts: food and grocery shopping, holidays and gift-giving, hygiene, health and illness, the German school system.This course may be suitable for students with family exposure to spoken German.
German 4 Honors
This class is for intermediate students prepared for more sophisticated structures and vocabulary in reading, writing and conversation. Themes vary according to student interest, but can encompass travel, social issues, the automobile, fairy tales, communication, the working world, student life, architecture, and topics in cultural history, music and the arts.This course may possibly have something to offer the student with significant exposure to spoken German.
National German Honor Society/German Club
Information to be posted later.