German or Deutsch -Grade 8

         German is an important language.  Worldwide, German is among the most popular foreign languages to learn and  is the most commonly spoken language in the EU. Twice as many people speak German in Europe than any other language. After English, German is the most popular foreign language to learn in Europe and 68% of Japanese students learn German too. 18% of the worlds books are printed in GermanAmong all languages throughout the world, German ranks  in the top 10 spoken and on the internet! 
         Students in the eight grade participate in a nine week exploratory of the German language, geography, culture and related cultures. It serves learners as an introduction to help students transition into the high school level program.