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Dr. LotheHerzlich Willkommen!I have been teaching German as a Foreign Language (Deutsch als Fremdsprache/DaF) for almost 22 years, mostly at universities, colleges, language agencies, and online. I have a double Master's in German Literature and Languages from the University of Pittsburgh and from University of Mumbai. In addition, I also received a "Diplom" from the Goethe-Institut in conjunction with the Maximillian Ludwig Universität in the German Language. In 2011 I earned my Ph.D. from the University of South Florida in Second Language Acquisition/Instructional Technology. My areas of specialization include "Teaching German as a Foreign Language , Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Online/Distance Learning, and "Teaching Culture" among others.This year I am teaching all levels of German. All of the German classes will use Schoology and a variety of online tools to build and improve upon each student's ability to listen, speak, read and write in German and explore the German culture.Please sign in to Schoology to access course materials, assignments, calendar, and other essential information.If you would like an outside tutor, there is a list of approved tutors on the Loudoun County Public School web page. Go to www.lcps.org, click on the parent tab, then click on parent resources for a list of available German tutors.While we are all faced with new challenges this year, please know that we are in this together, as we all navigate our way, find our "new routine", and do our absolute best to keep learning. assure you that you are still going to enjoy learning German and about the German speaking cultures in your online class.I am thrilled about taking almost 20 students with her to the 4 German speaking countries in June 2021, where together we will explore and get to know nine different cities!Scroll down to see my schedule!
Dr. Lothe's schedule for 2020-2021
A DAY - POTOMAC FALLS HIGH SCHOOL
BLOCK 1 – GERMAN 3
BLOCK 2 – PLANNING
BLOCK 3 – – GERMAN 4, 5, and AP
BLOCK 4 – GERMAN 2
B DAY - MERCER MIDDLE SCHOOL
BLOCK 5 - PLANNING
BLOCK 6 - GERMAN 1
BLOCK 7 - GERMAN 1
BLOCK 8 - GERMAN 2
German APBACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT LINK FOR GOOGLE MEET - https://meet.google.com/xzf-jsjo-xadI am looking forward to get to know each one of you!Please do not hesitate to contact me with any German-related questions that you may have!meRadhika.Lothe@lcps.org