German 1

Duration: Yearlong course offered in fall/spring (34 weeks).
Suggested High School Credit Value: 1 credit.
Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade level and up.
Tuition: $519 for HSLDA Members / $599 for non-members.

Description: In German 1, students will learn about German culture, society, and history while studying the language. Students will learn the fundamentals of German grammar and practice conversational German. This course prepares students for German 2.

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Live Online Class Session Schedule

Dates: August 23, 2021 - May 6, 2022

Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time


Section 1: Closed Mondays, 12:00–1:30 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Faith Cruz

Section 2: Closed Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Faith Cruz

Additional class times may be added to the schedule later in the registration period. Please note: all class times are subject to the availability of each individual instructor. See this page for more information. If you have questions, please call 540-338-8290 or email

Special Technology Requirements: The course includes written and oral testing. Students should be prepared to speak on mic in class. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What topics will I learn about in German 1?

    This course begins with basic German and extends to intermediate German proficiency through rigorous but enjoyable instruction. Students will enjoy practicing their German skills using periodic games.

    The weekly live class sessions focus on introducing new grammar and practicing conversational skills. Homework will reinforce the grammar introduced each week.

    Live Classes will feature famous German-speaking composers and their works. Each week, students will also be asked to listen to or watch ERF Christian German TV/Radio, which are streamed live. Throughout the year, students will also learn about German traditions and history.

  • How much homework is in German 1?

    We estimate that the course workload will take 5–7 hours per week.

    During a typical week in this course, students will complete the following coursework:

    • 60–90 minutes of live class instruction
    • Workbook assignment
    • Vocabulary study
    • 30 minutes of listening to German radio/tv
    • 1–2 quizzes

    Throughout the year, students will also complete the following tasks:

    • Written exam every 2–3 weeks
    • One oral exam per semester
  • What books will I use in German 1?

    The official booklist for German 1 is now available. In the official booklist, you will find information about the editions, book descriptions, and ISBN numbers.

    You can order course materials for competitive prices through the bookstore. Use the Textbook Finder to locate the required resources for your courses. Please note that while most books are available through, some titles are not carried and will need to be purchased elsewhere.

  • Am I ready to take German 1?

    Students do not need previous German or foreign language experience to be successful in German 1. Students should be able to read and write at a 9th grade level.

    Please visit our Academic Readiness page for more information.

  • What is a Live Online Class Session in German 1?

    In every HSLDA Academy course, students meet weekly with their instructor and classmates in an online classroom for additional teaching, discussion, Q&A, or group activities. The class sessions are interactive and are conducted using a web meeting software with video, audio, chat, and application sharing capabilities.

    Scheduled, real-time sessions in the online classroom are not the only form of instruction available in a HSLDA Online Academy course, but are offered in addition to lectures or other instructional materials that students are able to access online at their convenience.

    When they register, students will need to select a particular class section and live class meeting time. Additional class sections may be added to the schedule at a later point in the course registration period. Registered students will be notified of any changes to the live session schedule.

  • What if I have a schedule conflict with listed German 1 class times?

    All live class sessions are recorded for later viewing. While it is recommended that students attend each live class session, students can make arrangements to watch the recordings and receive full participation credit.

    Students should contact their instructor at the start of their course to inform the instructor of any foreseen schedule conflicts. 

  • What is the tuition for German 1?

    Please visit our tuition and discounts page for a full summary about course costs.

    HSLDA members save $50 on yearlong high school courses in addition to Early Registration discounts!