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Questions About German
Q: Does the facilitator need to speak German?
A: No. The facilitator does not need to speak German in order to act as a liaison between students and KET, enter participation grades into the website grading program, download tests and proctor the test taking, maintain discipline in the classroom, and keep students on task. Learning German along with the students would be an added benefit.
Q: Do students need textbooks?
A: Yes, with the exception of German 3. For German 1 and German 2 there are required textbooks. German 3 does not require a textbook.
Q: How long are the telephone lessons?
A: Depending on class size, telephone lessons last approximately 15-20 minutes two days a week, so students will also have time to complete other homework or quiz activities on tutoring days.
Q: Does the school need to pay for telephone lessons calls?
A: No. Tutors from KET make calls to students for telephone lessons, either using the telephone or via skype sessions. Students and facilitators also have a toll-free number they may call for daytime help, as well as evening make-up telephone lesson sessions.
Q: How do you find your tutors?
A: The German tutors have a variety of backgrounds. While some are native speakers living temporarily in the Lexington, Kentucky area, others are graduate or undergraduate German students at the University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, or other local colleges. Retired and substitute teachers may also be part of the team.
Q: I took German 1 in a "regular" classroom and we used a different book. Can I take German 2 with KET?
A: YES! The KET instructor will determine at what level you should continue your German studies. Don't worry! Textbooks may be different, but they pretty much cover the same material.