HSLDA Online Academy | German 2
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German 2

Master Teacher:  Faith Cruz

Faith CruzMaster Teacher

Faith Cruz

MA, Duke University
BA, Furman University

Faith Engroos Cruz is a former adjunct professor at Duke University who has a passion for language and learning. After graduating from Furman University, she was awarded a coveted Fulbright Teacher’s Fellowship, which afforded her the opportunity to spend a year living and teaching in Austria. At the end of the year, she returned to the U.S., where she completed a master’s degree in German. Along with a love of German music and culture, she has a nerdy love for grammar.

Faith homeschools her own four children and is actively involved in her local church, where she teaches Awana and works in a nursing home ministry.

When not working with students to develop their love of language, she loves to read, swim, and spend time with friends.

Faith has taught for 25 years, including 8 years of teaching German and 2 years of teaching in an online setting. She has been teaching with the Academy since 2017.

Duration: Yearlong course offered in fall/spring (32 weeks).
Suggested High School Credit Value: 1 credit.
Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade level and up.
Early Registration Tuition (ends 3/21): $425 $525 for HSLDA Members/$475 $575 for non-members. 

Description: In German 2, students will continue to learn the German language and about German culture, society, and history. This class begins with a short review of the grammar learned in German 1, then quickly moves on to more advanced grammar.

German 2 — Live Online Class Session Schedule,
August 27, 2018 - April 29, 2019

Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time


Section 1
Mondays, 1:30–3:00 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Faith Cruz

Additional class times will be added as they become available for registration. If you have questions, please call 540-338-8290 or email academy@hslda.org.

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

Frequently Asked Questions about German 2

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  • What topics will I learn about in German 2?

    This German 2 class begins with a short review of the grammar learned in German 1, then quickly moves on to more advanced grammar.  

    This course will enrich your student's vocabulary and teach complex sentence formulation, simple past tense, past perfect tense, adverbs, accusative, dative and genitive cases, coordinating conjunctions, prepositions, and imperative.  

    The weekly live class sessions focus on introducing new grammar and practicing conversational skills. Live classes will feature famous German-speaking composers and their works.

    Homework will reinforce the grammar introduced each week.  Students will enjoy practicing their German skills using periodic games.

    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 will also look at German traditions and history. German 2 students will study short passages and poetry in German for reading comprehension.

  • How much homework is in German 2?

    We estimate that the course workload will take 5-10 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
    • Listen to 30 minutes of German radio/tv
    • 1-2 quizzes

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

    • 6 written exams and one oral exam per semester
  • Am I ready to take German 2?

    Before taking German 2, students should have successfully completed a German 1 high school course. Students should be able to read and write at a 9th grade level.

    Please visit our Academic Readiness page for more information.

  • What if I have a schedule conflict with listed German 2 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 a Live Online Class Session in German 2?

    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 is the tuition for German 2?

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

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