Middlebury Interactive Languages Middle School German Review

Learning different languages has been part of our homeschool. This year, as part of the Homeschool Review Crew, we were given a 6 month access to Middlebury Interactive Languages. My 7th grade daughter wanted to learn a new language so she chose to try the Middle School German 1 class.

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Middlebury Interactive Languages is not new to our family. We have actually tried the Elementary Chinese  Course a few years back. We loved how the program uses the immersive approach in developing one’s skill in languages so we were quite excited how the Middle School German 1 course will help my daughter understand German and appreciate Germany’s culture.

About the Company

Middlebury Interactive Languages offers K-12 Language programs in French, German, Chinese and Spanish. Each language has elementary, middle school and high school courses. Though the products are not credit bearing, the lessons are aligned with the standards of the leading world language and digital learning organizations (ACTFL and iNACOL). The courses are designed to deliver a holistic learning approach through reading, writing, listening and speaking activities in digital format.

About the Product

The Middle School German 1  course consists of 18 weeks or units (90 days) of content.  In each unit, there are 10 lessons. There are 2 semesters and for each semester, there is a midterm and a final exam. This is a self-paced program ideal for 6th Grade-8th Grade students.  The program is good for beginners.

The course introduces common vocabulary terms and phrases. At the end of the course, students should be able to follow the grammar patterns, participate in simple conversations and communicate using basic conversational phrases.

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Using the system is fairly easy as you only need to have a stable internet connection and a browser to access the program. Upon log-in to the system, the student will see the dashboard. The lessons that she can learn for the day will be displayed here.

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You may also check the Table of Contents to see the entire course.

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There is also a calendar where  the lessons are already scheduled daily so you can finish the entire course on time.  But this is just a recommendation, you may choose to go faster or slower than the recommended pace.

The lessons are very visual but it is also good for auditory learners as there is a green button where you can play the audio file of the entire slide. The lessons are very interactive too. You can answer the questions thru the drop down menu and there is an auto-correct button to see if your answers are correct. The left side of the screen shows the slides that you will be studying for the entire lesson. You can move forward or go back as you may want to review old lessons.

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The lessons also include cultural topics. This allows the student to get immersed on the culture of the language as well. It creates an awareness of the different lifestyle of the German people. There are some videos of the architectures that you can find in Berlin, Germany too.

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The pop-quiz results are recorded in the gradebook section. If you need to see the grades of your student, then this is the place to go. If you want to see what your student has completed,  you may also browse through the different slides of the lessons and see which ones has a check mark which signifies your student has completed the lessons.

What I Thought of the Product

I really like this product for our homeschool and here are the reasons why:

  • Product requires minimal parental supervision.
  • Thorough language lessons yet very holistic in approach as it includes a study of culture as well.
  • Systematic and step-by-step lessons easy for beginners to understand the language thoroughly.
  • The product without teacher support is being sold at $119 only.
  • If you need teacher support, there is an option to get teacher support with a higher fee.

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