Subjects Taught: German; English Literature & Composition; French; English as a Second Language
Education: B.A. Linguistics & German, UCLA; M.A. Germanic Linguistics, UCLA; Magister (M.A.) in English, Georg-August Universität, Germany; M.A. French, UCSB;
Clear Teaching Credential (English, French, German), CSULB; TESOL Certificate, UCLA
About Me: I am trilingual in English, German and French, have been educated in all 3 languages and lived in Germany and Switzerland for 8 years.
2019/2020 marks my 18th year at Los Al. and my 28th year teaching overall. I look forward to working with you this year!
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Maui, Haleakala Sunrise2019/2020 SchedulePeriod 1- German 1Period 2- Modern Literature and CompositionPeriod 3- German 1Period 4- Modern Literature and CompositionPeriod 5- German 2Period 6- ConferenceEmail: email@example.com (The best and quickest way to contact me is to email me.)Take German!* I am happy to announce that German is being offered again, so try a great and fun language and get your friends and kids to sign up! For those of you interested in STEM/STEAM, Engineering, Science, Technology, Business, Music, Literature, History, Art or Computers, German is the language for you! Check out the flyers below for more information about our interactive German classes and fun extracurricular activities outside of German class! We will be adding German 3 back to the course catalogue in 2020/2021 and German 4 and AP German in 2021/2022 for a full program.German Class Promotional Video (Please click the link to the left to see our promotional video for taking German!)German Promotion (All the great reasons German is for you!)GermanMiddleSchoolFlyer (For current middle school students interested in taking German next year as 8th or 9th graders. You must be in at least 8th grade to take German 1 at the high school as only German 1 is offered Period 1 and there would be no German 2 class offered during Period 1 the next year if 7th graders started. Mr. Hooper is the only German teacher.)GermanHighSchoolFlyer (For current high school students interested in taking German.)StudyingGermanandSTEM (Why studying German will take your STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering, Math- career to the next level.)GermanandSTEMFacts (More reasons why learning German will enhance your studies, your career and your life).Why German is for You (Click on the link to the left to see a video of all the reasons why learning German is for YOU!)How German Benefits You (Click on the link to the left to see how German will help you succeed in a global society!)GAPP (German American Partnership Program) German Exchange ProgramLos Al. has had a German Exchange Program for over 37 years called GAPP. Through this program, American students act as host families for German students who come to Los Alamitos every Fall for 4 weeks to learn about American culture and travel around Southern California. The American students who hosted German students then travel to Stuttgart, Germany for a month in the summer to attend a German school, live with a host family and learn about German culture through travel, education and language. The program is an excellent way for students learning German to improve their German and prepare for more advanced language study such as AP German. While I don't coordinate the GAPP program any longer, Mr. Hansen does and can give you further information about signing up to host a German student and traveling to Germany. His email is firstname.lastname@example.orgTo see previous GAPP Exchange pictures, please scroll to the very bottom of this page!AATG German Summer Study Program (Perfect for German 3, 4 & AP Students!)
The German Summer Study Program for High School Students provides a three-week homestay and school experience. Students attend classes at a Gymnasium, live with the family of a host brother or sister who attends the school, visit regional attractions, and experience the German language and culture firsthand. Students return speaking German better—with a greater sense of confidence, maturity, and independence.
The program is sponsored in cooperation with the German government's Pedagogical Exchange Service (PAD). Over 2,600 students have benefited from this unique experience since the program was created in 1978!AATG Summer Study Program (Please click the link to the left to find out more about the AATG Summer Study Program in Germany. Note that you must be studying German to participate in this program.)Spring Break 2020 (Southern Italy)- Cancelled due to the Corona Virus PandemicSpring Break 2019 (Greece)Athens, GreeceCrete, GreeceParos, GreeceDelos, GreeceMykonos, GreeceSantorini, GreeceSpring Break 2018 (Germany and Austria)Berlin, GermanyMunich, GermanyRothenburg ob der Tauber, GermanyPretzel Making Class at Striffler Bakery in RothenburgInnsbruck, AustriaSalzburg, AustriaHallstatt, AustriaSpring Break 2017 (Italy-Milan, Verona, Florence, Venice, Rome, Tuscany)FlorenceVeniceRome Gnocchi Making in TuscanySpring Break 2016 (Holland and England)AmsterdamLondon and StonehengeSpring Break 2015 (France, Monaco and Spain)ParisNice, with a High School Visit to French Pen PalsMonacoBarcelonaGraduation through the years (2003-2019).Miscellaneous Classroom PicturesReturn Visits from my Kids (They'll always be my Kids!)Transatlantic Soccer Bridge to Germany-Summer, 2003GAPP German Exchange to Stuttgart, Germany-Summer, 2004