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German 1 for High Schoolers (Year-Long, Part 1 of 4)

If you are looking for a full-fledged high-school German curriculum, you’ve come to the right place! This 8-week online course covers the first quarter of German 1 in a fun, engaging, community-centered way.
Jennifer Bjornstad, PhD (German/study skills)
144 total reviews for this teacher
10 reviews for this class
Completed by 31 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$20 per class
Meets 4x per week
Over 8 weeks
45 minutes per class
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Class Experience

I have been teaching German, composition, and arts & humanities for more than 25 years, and I speak German with near-native fluency. I have a PhD in German Literature and was the 2014 Indiana German Collegiate Teacher of the Year. I bring first-rate content knowledge and pedagogical expertise to the online classroom, plus a genuine love of working with young learners.

Because I have extensive experience at the college level, I know just where high school students are headed and can expertly guide them as they prepare themselves for the next step. My focus on learning strategies and study skills is an added benefit, useful for any learner.  

See my Profile Page for my resume.
In addition to attending the four 45-minute class sessions per week, students are expected to spend time in regular vocabulary practice and to study for the quizzes and tests. 
Required: + Kontakte: A Communicative Approach, 8th edition, ISBN: #978-1259307423 + binder pages with syllabus, course plan, and any other printed materials (provided by the instructor at the beginning of the course) + blank paper and pen/pencil We will be using the 8th edition of the textbook. Please be sure you do not purchase any other edition by mistake. I highly recommend that students have access to a paper copy of the textbook. A new copy can be purchased from Amazon for around $63 and will enable learners to do the exercises without the distraction of past students’ notes or answers. We will use the second half of the textbook in German 2, so you will be able to use it for two full years. (If you must economize, you can purchase a used book or a paperback version, or you can rent a copy through Amazon for around $20 a semester.)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Formal assessment is optional. All students will be encouraged to take the quizzes and chapter tests, as they are excellent learning opportunities and provide feedback on how well students are learning the material. Families may choose to have their learner given a numerical course grade or a narrative summary or both.
3 hours per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.


Jennifer Bjornstad, PhD (German/study skills)
Lives in the United States
German instructor with 25+ years of classroom experience
144 total reviews
162 completed classes

About Me

Hello parents, hello students!

Thank you for giving me the chance to tell you a little about myself and the courses I teach on Outschool. I have been teaching German, composition, and arts & humanities for more than 25 years. I bring first-rate... 
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