Fall 2020 German Adult Classes

First Year German (A1.1), Mon. 5.30–7pm , 90 min., $140; Teacher: Annette Youngberg

Textbooks: Berliner Platz Neu 1, Intensivtrainer 1, Deutsch Grammatik leicht A1
This class is for beginning German students and no prior knowledge of German is assumed. We will cover the first two to three chapters. Chapter 1 (Hallo!) will teach us the alphabet and how to introduce ourselves to others and chapter 2 (How are you?) will teach us numbers and polite small talk about how we are and how to order drinks.  In chapter 1 we will have a special focus on how Germans greet each other in different parts of the county and in chapter 2 we will look at the coffee house culture of Vienna. In chapter 3 (What does that cost?) we will visit a flea market and bargain with the stall owners. Our special activity will be an “on Zoom” flea market where we will each bring things to “sell” to each other. Be prepared for some hard bargaining!
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Second Year German (A1.2), Wed. 4–5.30pm, 90 min., $140; Teacher: Elizabeth Jones

Textbooks: Berliner Platz Neu 1 (BP1), Intensivtrainer 1;
This class will cover the last three chapters of BP 1, Chapters 10-12.  We will begin the first week with a review of the concepts covered in Chapters 1-9.  Students will practice speaking, reading, and writing through in-class activities and weekly homework assignments. 
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2nd/3rd Year German (A1.2), Fri. 4.45-6.15pm, 90 min., $140; Teacher: Annette Youngberg

Textbooks: Berliner Platz Neu 1, Intensivtrainer 1
This is a continuing class which will finish the A1 textbook this term. We will do the last sections of chapter 11 (health and wellness) and complete chapter 12 (travel). The special focus of chapter 11 will be doctor visits. The special focus of chapter 12 will be a trip to the seashore and the special project will be each student’s presentation of a trip chosen from German travel brochures.
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Intensive 3rd Year German (A2.1), Wed. 5.30–7pm, 90 min., $140; Teacher: Annette Youngberg

Textbooks: BP Neu 2, IT 2, Deutsch Grammatik leicht A2, Reading: Der 80. Geburtstag.
This continuing class has just started the A2 level. We will do chapters 14 (Celebrations, Friends and Family) and 15 (Living with Others) during fall term. The special focus in chapter 14 will be Easter in Germany and the special project will be each student’s presentation of a personal celebration.
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German conversation for Beginners, Mon. 6-7pm, 60 min., $100; Teacher: A. Bernasconi

Weekly 60 min. class for students who completed a first year German with us (A1/A2 levels). Conversation and speaking activities have been developed to support students using BP1 and BP2 books. (Min. 4 students)
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Fourth/Fifth Year German (B1.1), Wed. 5.30-7pm, 90 min., $140; Teacher: Ludmila Schuster

Textbooks: Berliner Platz Neu 3, Intensivtrainer 3;
For students with high intermediate knowledge of German. Students will have completed chapters 28-30 (BP3) and additional cultural and reading materials by the end of the term, reading short texts for discussions, geography, and history. 
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