German 2b FinalIf you are wondering what is going to be on the final, well here it is:

1. Weather concepts and phrases.
2. The nations of western Europe as well as Russia (incl. spelling).
3. The past tense (Ich habe ... ge-verb).
4. Subordinating Conjunctions and what they do to word order in clauses that follow them.
5. Time words and what they do to word order when place in front of the main clause.
6. German town vocabulary
7. Travel knowledge for Americans going to Europe (specifically Germany).
8. Calendar, seasons, months, days, etc.
9. Knowing vs. knowing in German (Kennen vs. Wissen) as well as thinking, believing and having an opinion
10. The poem (Regenbogen).
11. The self-introduction in German; the more fluid your introduction, the better
    CCC and College Credits!If you are currently in German 3a then you need to talk to me about signing up and getting COLLEGE CREDIT.

    Here is more information:

    The dates for ACC Registration this trimester are: Monday, September 29th - Friday, November 7th

    I have attached a copy of the ACC Registration Instructions. As you will see, we have updated the look of the instructions, but the content is basically the same.

    If you have any questions or need further information, please let me know.

    Cheryl Tallman
    Dual Credit Coordinator
    Clackamas Community College, CC109
    19600 Molalla Avenue
    Oregon City OR 97045
    cherylt @

    ACC/CCC college credit information

    [If you cannot see this document, click the link above.]
      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.
                            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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