Using the books Practice Makes Perfect – A Complete French Grammar and Easy French Reader, students will begin to learn the French language through reading and writing the very first week of class! The reader includes short stories about an American girl living in France, short stories about historical French figures, and excerpts from French literature. For the student who has been aching to begin a serious study of French as well as for the student who wishes simply to become acquainted with French, this should prove to be a fun choice! Grammar that is covered includes the following:
Good manners; Alphabet and pronunciation; Common phrases; Cardinal numbers; Days, months, and dates; Indefinite and definite articles; Regular and irregular verbs of present and past tenses; The negative ne...pas; Adjective endings; Prepositions; Interrogatives; Possessive adjectives; Imperative; Time; Demonstrative adjectives; and more!
- Teacher/Author: Alecia Rolling
Using the books Practice Makes Perfect – A Complete French Grammar and Read & Think French, students will continue to learn the French language through reading and writing! The reader includes articles on several different themes, allowing all students to find something of interest! The Audio CD that comes with the book provides 26 readings of these articles to help students further with their listening comprehension. Mrs. Rolling provides Grammar Videos, Agendas, Activities, and Grading! For the student who has been aching to continue expanding vocabulary and phrases, this hopes to be a wonderful choice! Grammar that is covered includes the following:
Good manners; pronunciation; Common phrases; Past tense constructions; subjunctive constructions; and more advanced grammar topics!
Using the book German Made Simple by Arnold Leitner, students will begin learning about the German language by following the story of an American business man and his family. Students will translate short stories and children's poems to work on reading German, and students will compose German each week as they grow in their knowledge of the German language. Memorization assignments include the basic Church prayers in German, children's poems, and famous German quotes. There are homework assignments, quizzes, memorization activities, a long composition, and two exams for this course each semester. The grammar that is covered includes the following:
German pronunciation; Gender of nouns; Definite and Indefinite Articles; Noun Endings for All Cases; Present and Past Tense of Regular and Irregular verbs; The Negative; Formation of Questions; Word Order; Imperative Forms; Prepositions; Position of Infinitives; Modal Verbs; Da(r) and Wo(r) combinations; Interrogatives; Subordinate and coordinate conjunctions; Adjective endings; Personal pronouns; Reflexive verbs; Separable prefix verbs; Inseparable prefix verbs; and more!
Using the books German Made Simple by Arnold Leitner and German Grammar Drills by Ed Swick, students will continue learning the German language.The second half of this year involves an intensive workshop in mastering the skills learned in the first three semesters. There are homework assignments, quizzes, memorization activities, composition projects, and exams. Grammar that is covered includes the following:
Ordinal numbers; Dates; Future Tense; Present, Past, and Future Perfect Tenses; Formation of the Past Participle; Indirect Questions with wie, wo, wann, wer, was, warum; Formal letters; Infinitive with and without zu; Comparison of adjectives; Comparison of adverbs; Participles used as adjectives; Informal letters; Subjunctive Mood; Indirect discourse; Passive Voice; and more!