Guten Tag! I'm Frau Dooley, and I'm the German teacher at TCU High School and the "Global Studies" and "Success" teacher at both Middle Schools. I graduated from N.P.H.S. and Gustavus Adolphus College. I earned my Masters' Degree from MSU. I began my teaching career in Eden Prairie Schools, then I taught World Languages at M-L and German in Belle Plaine. This is my 10th year teaching German in the district. I'm excited to make learning German relevant for my high school students, and giving middle schools a global perspective and skills to be successful. In June 2016 twenty one TCU students and I traveled to Iceland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and France and had a wonderful time! I look forward to the next trip already! Let's make this a great Titan year!
German 1 focuses on the beginning skills and strategies necessary to communicate in German. The class will begin with greetings and common expressions and end with the ability to communicate personal information in German. Emphasis is placed on communication and developing vocabulary.
Principles of Success
Students learn about life skills, 7 habits of highly effective teens, individual learning plans, and basic personal finance.
Students will examine a variety of world languages and cultures to gain a global perspective. This exploration class will expose the students to languages in various regions of the world and to several aspects of their cultures. Learning about different world languages and cultures will help students to function in a more global society, both within the U.S. and abroad. A large component of this course is the Rosetta Stone Language Program.