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WELCOME TO GERMAN Currently offered at Leander High School: German 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, AP and IB.

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1 WELCOME TO GERMAN Currently offered at Leander High School: German 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, AP and IB

2 German—The Facts  Over 200 million Europeans speak German as their first foreign language.  German is THE language to study in the fields of Technology, Chemistry, Music, Philosophy, Psychology and Art.

3 More Facts…  Knowing German improves your knowledge of English. German students are likely to score higher on college entrance exams than others!  Famous German speakers: Mozart, Einstein, Freud, Kant, Bach, Jung, Beethoven.  Colleges require at least two years of a foreign language.  Some German companies in the USA: Daimler Chrysler, BASF, Bayer, Siemens, Porsche, BMW.  German increases your job opportunities!!!

4 Is German hard???  English and German both have the same root, so there are many similar words, such as Schokolade, Rose, Sonne, gut, grün.  German is EASY!!!

5 Who will teach?  Ms. Woodbury is from Frankfurt, Germany  She has taught levels 1 through 5, AP and IB  She has a Bachelor’s in Information Systems from San Diego State University and she is certified in California and Texas.  She has several years of teaching experience.  She is very knowledgeable and FUN!!!

6 What will I learn? Describing and Talking about: 1. Self and family. 2. Your house, hobbies, school, interests, jobs, household activities. 3. How to order food 4. How to ask for directions. 5. How to ask for time and… …much more and ALL in the first year alone!!! WOW!!!

7 What will I learn? Differences between German and American culture such as:  Do Germans really eat Wurst and drink beer?  Why do German kids listen to so much Techno music?  Does everyone really sound like Arnold Schwarzenegger?  Why don’t Germans drive pickup trucks?

8 Famous Germans…  Heidi Klum  Arnold Schwarznegger  Claudia Schiffer

9 How Should I Start??? I am scared   The younger you are, the easier it is to take a foreign language!  Take German One NOW! There are no prerequisites.  When you pass one class, you can move up to the next!  Show off your talents in local and state contests!!!!

10 Aufwiedersehen (that’s goodbye)! Ich bin eine Ente!


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