Geistreich! German Level 1 Textbook (Brilliant Foreign Languages)

Geistreich! German Level 1 Textbook (Brilliant Foreign Languages)

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ISBN: 9781947180000
Grades: K-4

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From "Good Morning" to "blue", from "seven" to "What do you like to do?" the Brilliant! Foreign Language Level 1 course sets your student up for success. This teacher's guide consists of 96 units that provide the lessons for teaching your student German without showing them a word of German (this is the curriculum for all beginners). As an added bonus, the audio CD comes included in the purchase!

Category Description for Geistreich! German:

Geistreich! (Brilliant!) is a charming program to introduce your children to the German language. You can start at any point between kinder and grade 4. The publisher suggests using the textbook with a student starting in 1st grade and adding the workbook once your child is reading/writing in their first language well (about 2nd grade.) So, to implement the whole course simultaneously, begin with students in 2nd to 4th grades. Younger students (K-2) can use the course without reading and writing. The textbook is a small-format (5.5"x 8.5"), spiral bound book with 96 units and a pronunciation guide. Several of the units actually review previous lessons (e.g. units 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 & 24 are all reviews, followed by a review week (units 25-27). The lessons are pretty short, 1-4 pages, and instructions are in English. A good schedule would be a unit daily (for 3 days a week) for 32 weeks.

Unit 1 is greetings (good morning/day/evening/night). You use the audio CD here to model the correct pronunciation and accent (the CD also has 96 units). The speaker on the disc is pretty fast, but it is easy enough to listen to it several times. Then, you learn to say yes/no. The teacher asks the student several questions in English and the kids respond with ya/nein. For example, Do you like apple pie? Ja! Adding to the theme here, kids are asked Would you like...? and have to answer with Ja, bitte (yes, please) or Nein, danke (no, thank you). Students are encouraged to use these phrases throughout the day. Doesn't that sound like and easy way to teach and learn German? I think so! The workbook has one page of practice per unit. The flashcards add a fun, interactive, colorful opportunity for language practice outside of the lessons. One side has a colorful illustration with the word printed very small in English. On the back is German word in large, bold black type on a white background. There are 4 different packs, A-D, each pack with 52 cards (5.75"x 3.5"). Use them to reinforce vocabulary, practice pronunciation and even come up with your own games! Light bundle includes the textbook, workbook and CD. Full bundle includes the textbook, workbook, CD and all 4 sets of flashcards. ~ Sara




Primary Subject
Foreign Language
Grade Start
K
Grade End
4
ISBN
9781947180000
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Brilliant! Foreign Languages
Weight
0.35 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.5" x 5.75" x 0.5"
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Because I read on CathyDuffy Homeschool reviews that you need to get the textbooks first. I'm German and want my child to learn more German.
Stephanie S on Oct 4, 2019
I will be teaching a class at a homeschool coop.
User on Oct 29, 2018
Because I read on CathyDuffy Homeschool reviews that you need to get the textbooks first. I'm German and want my child to learn more German.
Stephanie S on Oct 4, 2019
I want my kids to learn German, a language that I am fluent in. This will hopefully give me a format for teaching them.
Amy O on Aug 17, 2019
I will be teaching a class at a homeschool coop.
User on Oct 29, 2018
I want my kids to learn German, a language that I am fluent in. This will hopefully give me a format for teaching them.
Amy O on Aug 17, 2019
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Streamlined and organic
I love how straight forward this curriculum is. I started using it with my kindergartner and my first grader and it's been great. It works through step by step building blocks of the language and my kids start asking lots of questions, "How do you say...(fill in the blank)" and get pretty excited. We stick to the lesson which is just the right amount of material, but I do keep a german dictionary on hand for at least some of their extra questions ^_^ I prefer the book format and not using computer games, which I've found to be less effective.
July 12, 2019

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