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Hollie in SC
12-13-2013, 09:30 AM
Has anyone had a high schooler take German while you (the mom/teacher) had no background in it and you still feel like it was really successful? Our 13yo adores German. He has been interested for years and has done Powerglide Jr and is now working in Mango. Dh took German in high school. My background is Spanish and a touch of Latin. Our oldest is taking Spanish. :spin:

Rosetta Stone has a rep of lacking in grammar teaching. He'd love to do German for high school, but I want to make sure it is a well done class. But I'm not prepared at all to be his teacher. LOL! And, no, I dont' know anyone who knows it locally. :) Does anyone know of a strong and easy to use curriculum? TIA!

Rachel Jane
12-13-2013, 09:50 AM
what was that school Ronette had her son do? Potter's Wheel or something like that?

Miranda.in.WA
12-13-2013, 12:41 PM
We just got Rosetta Stone German and I was worried about the same thing. Its still in the box :/ but ds really wants to do it. I ordered the full version with online teachers, thinking it was the Homeschool Version because I saw this Pdf:
http://resources.rosettastone.com/CDN/us/pdfs/sem/Homeschool_Parent%27s_Guide.pdf&cd=5&ved=0CEUQFjAE&usg=AFQjCNEsx3dN0_RDK5wGkdDVGqlQt3oHww&sig2=7rBn_w92dSYKRf9FZ0qteg

I like this PDF because it had a checklist of assignments to do each day. Looked easy.

And there is this website to access quizzes, tests, and resources:
http://www.rosettastone.com/homeschool/sem

So long story short I've set up the return of the whole program and am planning on getting this Homeschool version instead since its over $30 less right now and will go along with the link above. They also let you pay over 5 months with no extra fees.

Anyways, if your ds decides to do it, maybe he and my ds can become German pen pals ;)

Hollie in SC
12-13-2013, 01:00 PM
Thanks, Miranda. Great help! I'll look at those links.
I don't know what price you are looking at. There is a coupon code on this page for 250 off and makes it 229. It is: rsrm7hol13_S5CD
http://www.retailmenot.com/view/rosettastone.com

RJ, that is Potter's School.

Kendra AU
12-13-2013, 04:11 PM
You could check CurrClick they have foreign language classes.

Laura JL
12-13-2013, 08:50 PM
Hollie- I've heard good reports on this one: http://germanonline.okstate.edu/

I think Michele's dh has RS German but I don't know if he purchased the Homeschool version. I was going to get it for big "B" because he mentioned he'd like to learn German but then decided to go w/ Spanish. I think I also talked to someone that had a local tutor for German -- seems like they were w/ BMW but I'll have to see if I can recall from whom I rec'd the info. I'm no help w/ a foreign language unless it's ASL and I don't use it enough to keep my skills up.

Hollie in SC
12-13-2013, 08:59 PM
Thanks so much, Laura! That is great!

I miss seeing you every week and can't wait to hear about your trip to see the mouse! :kiss:

Becky in CA
12-13-2013, 11:52 PM
If I remember correctly, The Learnables also has a German course...which includes grammar. There is a computer component also. I don't know if they have more than one year though.

Jennifer in VA
12-18-2013, 08:11 AM
Wow, sounds like our house. Simon wants to learn a foreign language, wants German, I am terrible at all languages (but finally learning English ~lol), and Kevin took German in high school and college.

Hollie in SC
12-18-2013, 08:44 AM
Wow, sounds like our house. Simon wants to learn a foreign language, wants German, I am terrible at all languages (but finally learning English ~lol), and Kevin took German in high school and college.

:) Yes, I wish we lived closer together. I think our boys would get along well.

Becca P
12-19-2013, 11:28 PM
My son had two years of German using CurrClick's classes. He enjoyed the class.