Phone: 757 868-7123 ext 4718
Degrees and Certifications:
Masters Degree from Germany (French, Russian, Education) Certified to teach German, French, Russian, Spanish, English
Ms. Turit Wilroy
Welcome to German!
My name is Turit Wilroy, I have taught at PHS since 2008/09, so this will be my eleventh year here.
I am German, so I was born, raised and educated in Germany. I have lived in the US since 2000. I have taught foreign languages for well over 30 years. My teaching style focuses on speaking and understanding; I try to get my students ready to communicate in German. In accordance with modern research, I favor authentic materials over a textbook. Class consists of a lot of oral drills and speaking practice. Students participate in the National German Exam to have an opportunity to measure themselves against German students all over the country.
I do not assign formal homework, but I expect students to look at their materials every day and make sure they are ready for the next day. If there is new vocabulary, it should be memorized.
There are quizzes for vocabulary and grammar (usually about one per week, occasionally there might be two). At the end of a unit, which takes about 2-4 weeks, there is a unit test. The day before the test, students are given a practice test that is similar to the "real thing". We go over the practice test in class so students have an opportunity to see how well they know or don't know the material.
I use "remind" to announce quizzes and tests and to remind students about them. Please make sure you sign up. You can also send very short messages to me through remind. For longer messages, please email me : firstname.lastname@example.org