World Language

Boltz Middle School German Program

A Note From Frau Moody

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said, “Wer fremde Sprachen nicht kennt, weiß nichts von seiner eigenen,” which means that, “He who does not know foreign languages, knows nothing of his own.” I believe that learning another language opens up so many doors of opportunity for students and is the key to countless experiences and discoveries. I feel lucky that I am able to experience this journey with my students every day.    

World Language Standards

Communication in Languages Other Than English: Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening

Connections with Other Disciplines and Information Acquisition

Comparisons: Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

Comparisons to Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

German Class Offerings at Boltz Middle School

Exploratory German—6th Grade  

In this class, students are introduced to some of the basics of the German language. This class is meant to provide an idea of what language learning is like. Students learn introductions, the alphabet, numbers, clothing, colors, city places and geography, and directions. Cultural aspects of Germany, including traditions and foods, are also included in the Exploratory German Curriculum.

German 1A—7th Grade

This course is a high school course and earns graduation credit if continued in 8th grade. In this class, students build a foundation of the German language learning about topics such as greetings and introductions, numbers, school, time telling, and free time activities/hobbies. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are emphasized throughout the year’s instruction. Students also gain a deeper understanding of cultural topics, including the traditions and food of German speaking countries. This year-long course is more in depth than the exploratory course offered in 6th grade and requires practice both in and outside of class.

German 1B—8th Grade

This course is a high school course and earns graduation credit if passed. In this class, students further their skills in the German language learning about topics including family, descriptions of character, expressing interests, and food. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are emphasized throughout the year’s instruction. Students also continue to gain a deeper understanding of cultural topics, including the traditions and food of German speaking countries. This year-long course is more in depth than the exploratory course offered in 6th grade and requires practice both in and outside of class.

Did you know…

  • Attending college in Germany is free!
  • There are hundreds of study abroad opportunities in German speaking countries.
  • German is among the ten most commonly spoken languages in the world.
  • Over 50 million Americans claim German ancestry and 1.38 million people in the U.S. speak the language.