Sample Forms & LinkDo you want a sample copy of the forms? Check here:


    The real website is here:
    German ExchangeAgain, I'd encourage you to out this (older) website that has most of the EXCHANGE INFORMATION. It is from 2012 and needs to be completely updated but it will still answer 95% of your questions about the program. THE DATES & DETAILS ARE NO LONGER ACCURATE but the main ideas are.

    Here is the URL as well...
      Final TopicsDo you know what is on the upcoming final exam? If not, just take a look...

      German 1a Final Topics ~ Do you know…
      1. The origins of English as they relate to German
      2. How Germans pronounce their words (Poem)
      3. Greetings and Farewells
      4. The Verb “To Be” (Sein)
      5. Many Adjectives to describe the world around us
      6. German Foods
      7. Possessive Words such as my, your, his and her, etc.
      8. The members of the Family
      9. A variety of Little Words such as and, but or very
      10. How to use Verbs in German
      11. The word Like: mag (things) and (verb) gern
      12. How to put this together and write about yourself
      13. --- we skipped this chapter ---
      14. Asking questions by switching the subject and verb

      German 2a Final Topics ~ Do you know…
      1. The Basic Eight types of sentences from German 1
      2. The 32 Basic Verbs from German 1
      3. The forms Du and Er/Sie/Es in Irregular Verbs
      4. The 55 Most Common Verbs (many are the same as the old 32)
      5. The Rules of the Past Tense in general
      6. The actual, specific Past Tense Forms of the basic 32 verbs
      7. How to actually use the Past Tense in Sentences
      8. Fairytale Vocabulary as a context for practices the Past Tense
      9. German Landscape Vocabulary such as Berg, Burg and Fluss
      10. And have you Memorized The Poem

      German 3a Final Topics ~ Do you know…
      1. The Poem and can you can recite it perfectly?
      2. All about the Switzerland Article from the New York Times?
      3. The Written Past Tense Forms such as lief, fuhr and kam?
      4. That Subordinating Conjunctions move the verb to the end?
      5. The essential 20 Time Constructions and their impact on Word Order if they are placed in front of the main clause.
      6. Reading a “book” in German such as Harry Potter 2.
      7. The Basic 8 Sentence Types from German 1.

        Exchange WebsiteCheck out this (older) website that has most of the EXCHANGE INFORMATION. It is from 2012 and needs to be completely updated but it will still answer 95% of your questions about the program.

        Here is the URL as well...

          Verbs for German 3 Midtermarbeiten -
          bekommen - bekam
          bleiben - blieb
          brauchen -
          bringen - brachte
          denken - dachte
          essen - aß
          fahren - fuhr
          geben - gab
          gehen - ging
          haben - hatte
          halten – hielt
          heißen – hieß
          helfen – half
          hören –
          kennen – kannte
          kommen – kam
          leben –
          nehmen – nahm
          schlafen – schlief
          sprechen – sprach
          treffen – traf
          warten –
          wissen - wusste
            Haus Quiz #3Haus Vocab Quiz #1: Bett, Schrank, Bettdecke, Kissen, Schreibtisch, Lampe, Fernseher, Dusche, Klo, Handtuch

            Haus Vocab Quiz #2: Tür, Fenster, Tisch, Bad/Badezimmer, Klopapier, Küche, Treppe, Schlafzimmer, Glas, Tasse

            Haus Vocab Quiz #3: Kaffeetisch, Wohnzimmer, Waschbecken, Waschmaschine, Trockner, Wäsche, Mikrowelle, Balkon, Ofen, Kühlschrank
              Relative LocationsWo ist ...

              Looking at your own town drawing, describe where 10 of the places are in your town by comparing their location to the location of other places. Use prepositions such as: in, an, unter, über, auf, hinter, neben, zwischen, vor and places like Ecke and Strasse.
                Train Schedule Challenge Use the (very) old train schedule from 1996 to answer these questions:

                1. How many trains leave Freiburg each day?
                2. How many trains leave Offenburg each day?
                3. What is the earliest training leaving Freiburg?
                4. What is the latest train leaving Offenburg?
                5. Why do more trains leave during certain times of the day?
                6. When do most trains leave?
                7. What does the - under a town mean?
                8. How does “military time” work?
                9. What can you deduce about Köndringen?
                10. How long does it usually take to get from Freiburg to Offenburg?

                  Sea of Rock

                  This is sweet!
                    German 3a Midterm1. Subordinating Conjunctions like “WEIL”

                    Ich liebe Pizza / Es ist lecker. > Ich liebe Pizza weil es lecker ist.

                    Obwohl (although)
                    Weil (because)
                    Wenn (if)
                    Dass (that)

                    2. Emotion Words:

                    3. Study your reflexive verbs:
                    [sich] Freuen – “be excited” – Ich freue mich.
                    [sich] Freuen - "be excited" - Freust du dich?
                      Greetings Test (Chapter 3)Do you know these terms?

                      1. Guten Morgen
                      2. Guten Tag
                      3. Guten Abend
                      4. Hallo
                      5. Grüß Gott
                      6. Wie geht’s? / Wie geht es Ihnen?
                      7. Gut / Nicht gut
                      8. Schlecht
                      9. Und dir?
                      10. Auf Wiedersehen
                      11. Bis später
                      12. Tschüss
                      13. Gute Nacht
                      14. Bitte
                      15. Danke / Vielen Dank
                      16. Bitte
                      17. Ja / Nein / Vielleicht
                      18. Wie heisst du?
                      19. Ich heisse ...
                      20. Ich bin …
                        Welcome BackJust a quick note to say welcome back and remind students that this blog is more of an online resource (and less of a daily homework reminder). If you want to know what tonight's homework is, send me an email or ask a friend. Better yet, pay attention in class (if you missed class, just see me the following day or use the email option).

                        As for the "resource" aspect of this blog, all you have to do is search by topic or key word. Don't search by level since most content is used by students from all my classes. For example, if you wanted to know the past tense of verbs, just type "past tense" into the search window and choose one of your options.

                        See you in class! --- Megowan

                        p.s. We are not doing a German exchange this year but if you are interested please let me know anyway since it is good to start our early planning for 2014!

                        [Etwas means something in German.]
                          Final TopicsHere are the topics for our final exams...

                          German 1B - Poem, Future Tense, Animals, "Postcard Writing" Skills, Clothes, Verbs and Modal Verbs, Likes & Dislikes, House Vocab, Numbers, Possessives (my, your, his, etc.)

                          German 2a - Poem, Weather Vocab, Landscape, Map of Europe, Train Vocab & Concepts, Youth Hostel (how to get one), Kennen & Wissen, Past Tense, Fairy Tale Vocab, Possessive Review (mein, dein, sein, etc),

                          German 2B - Poem, School System, School Vocab, Because/If Sentences (Subordinating Conjunctions), Der-Die-Das Concept, Prepositions, Kennen vs. Wissen, Town Vocab, Weather Words

                          German 3/4A - Poem, Modals in Past Tense, Reading Comprehension (Fables & Legends), Kennen & Wissen, Der-Die-Das, Past Tense of Common Verbs, Opinions, Weather, and old German I/II Topics.
                            Regions ResearchRheinland = Rhine Valley
                            Heide = Heath
                            Voralpen = pre-Alps
                            Schwarzwald = Black Forest
                            Bayrischewald = Bavarian Forest
                            Erzgebirge = Ore Mountains / Erz Mountains
                            Ostsee Küste = Baltic Sea Coast
                            Nordsee Inseln = North Sea Islands
                            Berliner Seen = Lakes Around Berlin

                            Choose a region.
                            Find at least 6 pictures of this region.
                            Label each picture.
                            Describe the region in ENGLISH
                            Describe the region in German (keep it very simple)

                            Right now… Do you know Germany? Get out your maps.

                            Word Bank: Wasserfall, Berg, Wald, Feld, Insel, See, Fluss, Küste, Strand, Meer, Vulkan, Stadt, Dorf, Strasse, Autobahn, Gletcher, Tunnel, Fels, Brücke, Himmel

                            Pick a region of Germany. Find pictures. Write a descriptive paragraph in German.
                              Past TenseIf you want to talk about the "past" in German, just follow these simple rules...

                              1. Know the verb you want to use (for example, "Leben" which means "to live")
                              2. Know the past tense in English ("lived"); if the English verb ends with -ed then the German past tense usually ends with -t
                              3. Put a ge- onto the verb (unless it already has a prefix to begin with (leben - gelebt)
                              4. Ask yourself if the verb is a verb of transportation/movement ("live" is not). If it is a verb of transportation/movement then use SEIN as your helping verb (ich bin, du bist, er ist, sie ist, es ist, wir sind, ihr seid, sie sind). If it is any other verb, use HABEN as your helping verb (ich habe, du hast, er hat, sie hat, es hat, wir haben, ihr habt, sie haben)
                              5. Don't forget to put any information (who, what, where, when, why, how) between the helping verb and the past tense form of the verb.

                              Do you know the original forms of these verbs?
                              1. Ich habe … besucht. = besuchen (to visit)
                              2. Ich bin … geblieben.* = bleiben (to stay)
                              3. Ich habe … bestellt. = bestellen (to order)
                              4. Ich habe … bezahlt
                              5. Ich habe …gebraucht
                              6. Ich habe … geduscht
                              7. Ich habe … gegessen
                              8. Ich bin … gefahren
                              9. Ich habe … gegeben
                              10. Ich bin … gegangen
                              11. Ich habe … gehabt
                              12. Ich habe … geholfen*
                              13. Ich habe … gehört
                              14. Ich habe … gekauft
                              15. Ich bin … gekommen
                              16. Ich habe … gekostet
                              17. Ich bin … gelaufen
                              18. Ich habe … geliebt
                              19. Ich habe … gelebt
                              20. Ich habe … gemacht
                              21. Ich habe … genommen
                              22. Ich habe … gesagt
                              23. SEE POSTER = war, warst, war, waren, etc…
                              24. Ich habe … geschlafen
                              25. Ich habe … gesehen
                              26. Ich habe … gespielt
                              27. Ich habe … gesprochen
                              28. Ich habe … getragen
                              29. Ich habe … getrunken
                              30. Ich habe … verstanden

                              Take a look at these examples...

                              Ich habe in Canby gelebt. (I lived in Canby.)
                              Ich habe Heidi gesehen. (I saw Heidi.)
                              Ich habe bei Fred Meyer gearbeitet. (I worked at Fred Meyer.)
                              Ich bin nach Portland gefahren. (I drove to Portland.)
                              Ich bin vom Stuhl gefallen. (I fell from the chair.)
                              Er hat in Canby gelebt. (He lived in Canby.)
                              Er ist nach Portland gefahren. (He drove to Portland.)
                              Wir haben in Canby gelebt. (We lived in Canby.)
                              Wir sind nach Portland gefahren. (We drove to Portland.)
                              Deutsch Mit Megowan
                              • Welcome to German
                                Ich bin froh wieder angefangen zu haben. If you are new, please spend some time introducing yourself to me before or after class. I really want to get to know all the new freshmen, transfers and exchange students right away. I hope the trimester is off to a great start for each of you and that you will have a lot of success this year! - Herr Megowan
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                              • 2008 Trip to Germany
                                We will be taking a group to Germany during the summer of 2008. It is still too early to apply but it is never too early to think about saving up some money, practice your German and talking to your parents. Danke! - Megowan
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                              • German Exchange
                                The 2008 Exchange will be great but I can only take a limited number of students so if you are interested be sure to let me, Mr. Megowan, know on the first day of the next school year. On another note... the Exchange website is down for "repairs" but will be up again before summer! - Herr Megowan
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                              • German Exchange Website
                                You can click here for updated information about the GERMAN EXCHANGE
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