Welcome to our virtual classroom!

This is our e-learning space for the advanced class of the Oberstufe. The course meets for five regular sessions per week. Two of these are held as double sessions and one as a single session. Your attendance in all of these sessions is mandatory. Should you be unable to attend class, please advise your instructor in advance.

Your participation in this class is expected, since we all learn from each other. The more you participate, the more lively and productive our sessions will be. One part of your participation is the completion of course minutes (Stundenprotokoll) for each session or double session, which will be uploaded to this space so that it is accessible for all course participants. You will take turns completing this document according to an order to be determined (I would suggest alphabetical order as the easiest to remember and adhere to).

Our general topic for this year, which will also appear on your report card under the subject English, is The Challenge of Individualism.  This general topic consists of two subtopics we'll be dealing with during the course of this year:

The American Dream
the one-track mind

Welcome to our virtual classroom!

This is our e-learning space for the advanced class of the Oberstufe. The course meets for five regular sessions per week. Some of these are held as double sessions and some as single sessions. Your attendance in all of these sessions is mandatory. Should you be unable to attend class, please advise your instructor in advance.

Your participation in this class is expected, since we all learn from each other. The more you participate, the more lively and productive our sessions will be. One part of your participation is the completion of course minutes (Stundenprotokoll) for each session or double session, which will be uploaded to this space so that it is accessible for all course participants. You will take turns completing this document according to an order to be determined (I would suggest alphabetical order as the easiest to remember and adhere to).

Our general topic for this year, which will also appear on your report card under the subject English, is The Challenge of Individualism.  This general topic consists of two subtopics we'll be dealing with during the course of this year:

The USA
Them and US

We will be reading one novel in its entirety and possibly some excerpts from a second one. Our two topics actually afford us the opportunity to segue very nicely from the USA to the second topic, Them and US. The (mandatory) novel we will be reading is Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, which deals with racial injustice in the American Deep South in the 1930s.

Additionally, we may be reading some excerpts from The Tortilla Curtain, a contemporary novel dealing with racial injustice and the American Dream and the treatment of the Hispanic population in the USA.

Furthermore, we will most likely also read a few selected short stories for either topic.

As mentioned above, class participation and attendance are mandatory. Part of your responsibility will also be a class presentation on a topic to be determined with your teacher. Further information about what is expected of you in a presentation like this, as well as list of possible topics, will be provided to you shortly. In addition, each participating student will complete the session minutes (Stundenprotokoll) in turn in alphabetical order. A class roster can be found in our virtual classroom so that you may determine whose turn it is for any given day. It is your responsibility to determine your turn and to upload your file on time. For further instructions refer to the file "READ ME Minutes" and the file "E2a_Boie310815".  

This course description will be updated as required.

Welcome to our virtual classroom!

This is our e-learning space for the advanced class of the Oberstufe. The course meets for five regular sessions per week. Two of these are held as double sessions and one as a single session. Your attendance in all of these sessions is mandatory. Should you be unable to attend class, please advise your instructor in advance.

Your participation in this class is expected, since we all learn from each other. The more you participate, the more lively and productive our sessions will be. One part of your participation is the completion of course minutes (Stundenprotokoll) for each session or double session, which will be uploaded to this space so that it is accessible for all course participants. You will take turns completing this document according to an order to be determined (I would suggest alphabetical order as the easiest to remember and adhere to).

Our general topic for this year, which will also appear on your report card under the subject English, is The Dynamics of Change.  This general topic consists of two subtopics we'll be dealing with during the course of this year:

Ideals and Reality                                    

- structural problems
   (violence, (in-) equality)

Promised Lands: Dreams and Realities    

- political and social issues,

country of reference: South Africa

We will be reading one novel in its entirety and possibly a second one. The (mandatory) novel we will be reading is Mother to Mother by Sindiwe Magona.

As mentioned above, class participation and attendance are mandatory. Part of your responsibility will also be short class presentations on various topics to be determined with your teacher. Further information about your presentations will be provided to you during the course. In addition, each participating student will complete the session minutes (Stundenprotokoll) in turn in alphabetical order. It is your responsibility to determine your turn and to upload your file on time.  

This course description will be updated as required.

Grundkurs Englisch der Qualifikationsphase 1. und 2. Halbjahr

This is our e-learning space for the introductory class for the Oberstufe. The course meets for three regular sessions per week plus one extra session Methods, Skills and Competencies (Kompensationskurs). One part of your participation is the completion of course minutes (Stundenprotokoll) for each session or double session, which will be uploaded to his space so that it is accessible for all curse participants. You will take turns completing this document according to an order to be determined.

Our general topic for this year, which will also appear on your report card under the subject English, is Coming of age. There are three individual topis we'll be dealing with during the course of this year, plus possibly one novel and some short stories with various themes (love, relationships, growing up,...). The three mandatory topics are:

- Growing Up

- Making a Difference

- The Blue Planet

In addition we will be reading one novel in class and a selection of short stories. 

Class participation and attendance are mandatory. In addition, each participating student will complete the session minutes (Stundenprotokoll) in turn in alphabetical order. A class roster can be found in our virtual classroom so that you may determine whose turn it is for any given day. it is your responsibility to determine your turn and to upload your file on time. For further instructions refer to the file "READ ME Minutes" and the file "E2a_Boie310815".  

This course description will be updated as required.