The Power to Learn German

Elementary & Middle School

Independent Study

$119

Teacher Supported with CREDIT

$275

High School

Independent Study

$165

Teacher Supported with CREDIT

$425

Take a look at the options provided below. Each course offers multiple levels and is divided into two consecutive parts (semesters) to meet varying abilities. Depending upon your level of skill and needs this fall, you may choose to start at semester 1 or semester 2 of each course. Then begin and enjoy the most engaging and entertaining way to learn a world language with interactive games and activities that help you speak like a native.

Courses that say "Teacher Supported with Credit" provide you the opportunity to obtain credits that may transfer to your permanent record. Parents are advised to check with their student's school to ensure the institution will accept the academic credit issued by Middlebury Interactive Languages.

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Complete your course this summer or take the full year, if necessary. All courses include twelve month access.

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Elementary School Courses ideal for: Grades 3 - 5 | Ages 8 - 11

German 1

Prerequisites: No experience necessary

Course Length: Each semester course is 90 lessons. Each lesson is about 30 minutes.

Course Description: This course for beginners with little exposure to world languages is geared for younger minds, still especially receptive to language learning through contextual interpretation and imitation. Highly visual and amusing stories and activities are geared for these developing children, encouraging them to begin telling stories themselves. This course is not just a set of language lessons, but an appealing adventure for young minds, rich with graphics, games, and engaging interactive activities. An integrated, game-based reward system keeps learners motivated and eager to progress.

Communication expressions include greetings, introductions, ja and nein, danke and bitte and other familiar phrases, songs, simple storytelling, and description activities. Vocabulary starts with animals, body parts, numbers, shapes, small objects, and colors, before moving on to food, farm-related words, useful "around town" expressions, and household terminology. Grammar starts with simple nouns, first-, second-, and third-person present-tense verbs, direct and indirect articles, the conjunction und, the pluralization of nouns, third-person plural present-tense verbs, third-person past-tense verbs, simple prepositions, and expressions conveying "there is","there are","isn't", and "will be."

Cultural topics introduce the geographies and customs of German-speaking countries, with a special focus on German-speaking Switzerland.

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German 2

Prerequisites: Elementary German 1, or equivalent

Course Length: Each semester course is 90 lessons. Each lesson is about 30 minutes.

Course Description: The adventure story continues to build upon the base of vocabulary and linguistic structures introduced in Elementary German 1. Interactive activities and increasingly challenging games continue to drive children toward a strong set of intermediate language skills. An integrated, game-based reward system keeps learners motivated and eager to progress.

Communication expressions include a wider array of social greetings, introductions, simple commands, suggestions, questions, German folk songs, and enhanced storytelling. Vocabulary expands to include the domains of animals, body parts, numbers, shapes, small objects, familial relationships, food, cooking, and new words useful for telling stories such as "The Three Little Pigs" and "Chicken Little" in German. Grammar adds more third-person present-tense verbs, direct and indirect articles, and the conjunction aber, progressing toward new third-person plural present-tense forms, third-person past-tense verbs, additional prepositions, and expressions conveying "very." Children are also exposed to the simple future tense in the third person.

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Middle School Courses ideal for: Grades 6 - 8 | Ages 11 - 13

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German 1

Prerequisites: No experience necessary

Course Length: Each semester course is 90 lessons. Each lesson is about 30-45 minutes.

Notes: Course also suitable for children of other ages, depending upon background and experience

Course Description: This multimedia, game-based course for early-to mid-teen beginners in German turns adventures and activities into rigorous lessons in grammar and vocabulary, with instruction equivalent to that found in the first semester of high school German I. Children are introduced to the fundamental building blocks in four key areas of world-language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. They are initially trained to recognize key sounds and basic vocabulary, not only in written form but also through ear training that leads quickly to oral production. An ongoing adventure story introduces vocabulary and grammar topics, and prompts children to use skills from the four language-learning areas. They learn fundamental grammar as embedded in authentic spoken language.

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German 2

Prerequisites: Middle School German 1, or equivalent

Course Length: Each semester course is 90 lessons. Each lesson is about 30-45 minutes.

Course Description: The solid basis acquired in Middle School German 1 is expanded in this course with instruction equivalent to that found in the second semester of high school German I. In this continuing introduction to German, children deepen their focus on four key skills in world-language acquisition: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. A continuing storyline introduces and reinforces new vocabulary, while activities prompt children to analyze meaning from context, and then to reproduce new vocabulary items in functional real-life oral expression. Additional verb tenses and idiomatic expressions are also introduced. As in German 1, children learn grammar through supplemental texts that supply traditional charts, tables, and explanations.

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High School Courses ideal for: Grades 9 - 12 | Ages 14 - 18

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German I

Prerequisites: No experience necessary

Course Length: Each semester course is 90 lessons. Each lesson is about 45-60 minutes.

Notes: Students who have already completed Middle School German 2 should enroll in German II rather than in German I.

Course Description: Students begin their introduction to German with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of world-language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Students are initially trained to recognize key sounds and basic vocabulary, not only in written form but also through ear training that leads quickly to oral production. An ongoing adventure story introduces vocabulary and grammar topics, prompting students to use skills from the four language-learning areas. Students learn fundamental grammar as embedded in authentic spoken language. Engaging graphics, video, and games keep students interested, making learning languages exciting. An integrated, game-based reward system keeps learners motivated and eager to progress.

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German II

Prerequisites: German I, or equivalent

Course Length: Each semester course is 90 lessons. Each lesson is about 45-60 minutes.

Course Description: In this continuing introduction to German, students deepen their focus on four key skills in world-language acquisition: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. A continuing storyline introduces and reinforces new vocabulary, while activities prompt students to analyze meaning from context, and then reproduce new vocabulary items in functional real-life oral expression. Additional verb tenses and idiomatic expressions are also introduced. As in German I, students learn grammar through supplemental texts supplying traditional charts, tables, and explanations. Engaging graphics, video, and games keep students interested, making learning languages exciting. An integrated, game-based reward system keeps learners motivated and eager to progress.

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