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Welcome to the virtual classroom for our English Grundkurs in the Qualifikationsphase. In the first semester our overarching theme is 'Ideals and realities,' which is divided into the following sub-topics:

  • The USA--the formation of a nation
  • Living in American society
  • Manifestation of individualism
Using the USA as a springboard, we examine values and ideals considered essential in establishing a new nation, the conflicts between those values and ideals and the social, political and economic realities at specific historical moments, and the tensions between the individual and society, especially in the context of the 'American Dream.'

The literary and non-literary texts that we will read, analyze and discuss will include the 1962 film of Harper Lee's classic novel about segregation in the American South To Kill a Mockingbird. Your active participation in our lessons is required, meaning that you must come to class well-prepared. Written homework assignments may be collected and evaluated at any time; the more effort you put into doing them, the better prepared you will be both to write the exams and to express yourself orally. Attendance is mandatory; homework must be submitted for my review after your absence from our lessons.

Welcome to the online classroom for our Einführungsphase English course with the overarching theme 'Coming of Age' (Erwachsen werden). During this school year, we will explore this theme through the lenses of three sub-topics--Growing up, Making a difference, and the Blue Planet--with particular relevance to the lives of teens like yourselves. For this reason it is expected that your personal stake in and familiarity with such issues as identity formation, social engagement and environmental problems means that you will be able to share your ideas about them in classroom discussions. The literary and non-literary texts that we will read, analyze and discuss will include one full-length novel. Your active participation in our lessons is required, meaning that you must come to class well-prepared. Written homework assignments may be collected and evaluated at any time; the more effort you put into doing them, the better prepared you will be both to write the exams and to express yourself orally. Homework must be submitted for my review after your absence from our lessons.

Hi everyone! 

Welcome back to our online collaboration space. Here you will find materials and assignments for our course.

Dr. Sherlock

Hello everyone and welcome to our virtual classroom.

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.  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.

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

The USA - the formation of a nation
Living in the American society
Manifestation of individualism.

Harper Lee's book "To Kill a mockingbird" and the film by Robert Mulligan will be mandatory.

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.