Sunday, August 26, 2012

Welcome Back!

So a new school begins at Enloe, and new hopes and aspirations. I am pretty thrilled about it and I am sure you are also. My goal for this blog this year is to post announcements pertinent to every Enloe German student here: things like articles, German videos, links, pictures related to German-speaking culture. SOme of these posting will become a basis for an assignment or a reaction post to our discussion boards. I'll just say, check, and BAM! your posting will be there!

For your convenience I include links here for your course syllabi for German classes at Enloe. You'll need to be able to open Adobe PDF files in order to view many of the files I make available to you all.
  1. German 1
  2. German 2
  3. German 3
  4. German 4
  5. AP German
Blackboard will still be a major component of our classroom. Be sure you can log onto Blackboard. We are using a new version, Blackboard version 9, and you can get to this link from here and from the right-hand side of this page, where a lot og high-frequency links for our course can be found. 

I've been working on a German grammar review book, but still haven't finished it. A work-in-progress draft of this treatise can be found at this link. Remember, this book is copyrighted by yours truly!

Someone at the open house asked about ways to to listen to German broadcasts from home, for instance, while eating, or for background sound. This is an excellent way to create a more immersive environment at home. I would suggest a multitude of Internet resources, streamed from a laptop or tablet of some kind. Here are a few of my favorite German media sources:

Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen - ZDF - One of Germany's oldest public networks
Deutsche Welle - excellent source of news, culture, music, etc.

There are others, for example channels. Have fun exploring!