German 1 - Kolbe Academy

German 1

This course in German will give a comprehensive introduction to German grammar.

By diligent work in this course, the student will obtain:

  • A sound foundation of German vocabulary (10 words memorized each day is ideal)
  • An introductory grasp of German grammar & syntax
  • Facility in German pronunciation
  • A reinforced grasp of English grammar through the study of German grammar

Skills to be developed include:

  • Confidence in the use of the German language
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in written & spoken German at a basic level
  • Knowledge of the rules of German grammar & composition
  • Confidence & ability to read, write, & speak the German language at a basic level

Students taking this course for Kolbe Core (K) credit are expected to complete daily assignments, periodic exams and quizzes.  Kolbe Honors (H) students will go into more depth and cover more material than the Kolbe Core (K) students.

Assignment due-dates and grades are established by the parent.  Optionally, a student may be enrolled in the Self-Paced Plus© grading assistance program to receive grading assistance from a Kolbe Academy faculty or staff member on designated assignments in the course.  In this case, parents will still submit final grades to Kolbe for the course, but may choose to incorporate the graded assignments into the student’s overall grade or use the Kolbe-graded assignments to assist in arriving at the student’s final grade.

  • German 1 Course Plan & Tests – Digital copy provided with self-paced course.  (Optional physical copy is available for purchase in the Kolbe Bookstore.)
  • Deutsch: Na klar! Student Text  (Not carried by Kolbe)

Self-Paced Plus courses include the following:

  • Grading by a highly qualified teacher for selected assignments (listed below) in the course.
  • Access to teacher through the course’s discussion board.
  • Option to report grade given by the teacher, or to report a grade assigned by parent.
  • The pacing is still established by the parent in conjunction with the student’s goals and academic calendar.
  • Assignments will be graded within 1-2 weeks of the submission date, excluding holiday breaks.  (For the quickest grading, students should turn assignments in incrementally throughout the year.  If a student turns in multiple assignments to be graded at once, expect a response time of 1-2 weeks per assignment submitted.)

Self-Paced Plus Assignment List:

Semester 1 Semester 2
Week 4: Chapter 1 Test Week 4: Chapter 5 Test
Week 8: Chapter 2 Test Week 8: Chapter 6 Test
Week 9: Midterm 1 Exam Week 9: Midterm 2 Exam
Week 12: Chapter 3 Test Week 13: Chapter 7 Test
Week 15: Chapter 4 Test Week 16: Chapter 8 Test
Week 18: Semester 1 Exam Week 18: Semester 2 Exam


Course Details:

Section Number


Grades (Typical)

9 – 12 (9th)


Mrs. Hall

Lecture Format




Subscription Length

1 year

Extension may be granted for an additional fee.

Self-Paced Plus


Credits (Type)

10 (Foreign Lanuage)

Transcript Designation


Course Plan Sample

German 1

Note: This course plan is built into the
Self-Paced course in a student-friendly format.