Monday, August 17, 2009

Good thing for advanced planning

I got dd's German texts last Thurs. or Fri. and decided to start going through them today to do a bit of planning. Ds's texts are easy enough for me to work with without a teacher's guide. I just discovered that dd's texts will be a little harder. *sigh* I've ordered the teacher's guide, but they don't expect it until the middle of September. That's okay, I guess. We'll do what we can without them.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Daisy, what are you using for your German? We are wanting to learn this year but we are beginners and have no idea where to even look for a resource.

D. said...

For dd, I'm using Team Deutsch, which as been approved for grade 7 6-year German program or grade 10 3-year program.

For ds, I'm using Deutsch Aktuell, which has been approved for the 9-year German program. I found both at LRC.

Lisia said...

A friend recently recommended to me a free German course, Deutch - Warum Nicht?, as a good introductory course.

D. said...

Thanks, Lisia! That looks like a great supplement to my attempt at reviving and improving *my* German. :) I've just been using this and that from the library. I was hoping to take part in a German book club that takes place monthly at a local library, but I saw just yesterday in the info that it's already full. :( I will use what I can and I love how much of an auditory component the Deutsch-Warum nicht? has. (I'm very auditory! To the point it's been bothering me for sometime that I've forgotten how you told me your name is pronounced. ;) )

Team Deutsch is designed specifically for "youth" which is why I chose it for dd (well, that and I do want to match up to what is going on in schools here so that she can maybe get official credit somewhere down the line). Of course, the drawback is that I have the resources, but the resources do not necessarily make a full course. Deutsch Aktuell is designed for 9yos, I think, so it's a good beginning resource for my son. With both, *I* have to be the instructor, too, because they're not really designed to be self-learning.

Lisia said...

leeSEEyah or lihSEEyah :)

D. said...

LOL! Thanks. :)