• GERMAN 1

    5411

    1.0 Credit

    Grades 9-12

     

     

    This is an introductory course for students who are beginning their study of German.  It is also an appropriate entry level point for students who are studying German as their second or third foreign language. This fast paced course will complete level one of German in one semester. Skills in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing will be developed through intensive acquisition of vocabulary and grammar.  A study of the culture of German-speaking countries is also included.  At the end of the course, students earning an A will be recommended for German 2 Honors.  All others will continue with German 2CP.

     

    GERMAN 2

    5421:  Honors

    1.0 Credit

    Grades 9-12

    5422:  College Prep

     

    After a brief review in the basic skill areas, emphasis is on the continued development of listening and speaking skills and the expansion of reading and writing skills.  Acquisition of additional vocabulary is stressed and the culture of the German-speaking world is also studied.  Listening and speaking are continued in classroom situations, conversations, original presentations, and the use of authentic recorded materials.  New grammar and vocabulary are introduced and reinforced in oral and written exercises and work with reading passages.  The students use the German language to produce compositions, do supplementary reading, and continue to study about aspects of the German culture.  The German language is used extensively in all activities.

    In the honors course, students will complete additional content for each chapter, including video clips and newspaper articles. The students will also read and do a project on the novel, Die Weiße Rose and the related film Sophie Scholl: The Final Days.

    GERMAN 3

    5431:  Honors

    1.0 Credit

    Grades 10-12

    5432:  College Prep

     

    The development of German listening and speaking skills is continued through classroom conversation, dialogues, and presentations.  Emphasis is placed on the study of intermediate level grammar concepts.  New structures and vocabulary are introduced contextually in classroom presentations and reading passages.  Students read and discuss selections from literature and other authentic materials.  Original compositions are written on various topics.  Reading passages are used to expand the students’ vocabulary, and writing skills are enhanced. Study of the culture of the countries of the German-speaking world will continue.  The German language is used extensively in all activities.

    In the honors course, students will complete additional content for each chapter, including video clips and newspaper articles.

     

    GERMAN 4

    5441:  Honors

    1.0 Credit

    Grades 10-12

    5442:  College Prep

     

    This course combines a variety of advanced level listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities.  Special projects are assigned to increase awareness, understanding and knowledge of cultural areas of the German-speaking world.  The emphasis in the course is on the continued development of understanding and speaking skills as well as the development of writing proficiency through the use of compositions.  Literary selections and other authentic materials are read and discussed.  The class is conducted exclusively in German. 

    In the honors course, students will complete additional content for each chapter, including video clips and newspaper articles.

     

    GERMAN SEMINAR

    5471:  Honors

    1.0 Credit

    Grades 11-12

     

     

    This course is for students who have completed German 4 H or CP and wish to continue their study of German at a level other than AP, and have received their teacher’s recommendation to continue at the honors level.  The cultural, political, and social ideas of the times are analyzed and discussed in conjunction with the reading materials which are studied.  German films will also support the study of modern German culture.  Advanced level vocabulary and grammar study are used in conjunction with the assigned readings.  The course is conducted entirely in German.

    AP GERMAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

    5471:  Honors

    1.0 Credit

    Grades 11-12

     

     

    This course is for students who have completed German 4 and have received their teacher’s recommendation to continue at the honors level. It is also designed for students who wish to take the Advanced Placement Examination in German language and culture. The cultural, political, and social ideas of the times are analyzed and discussed in conjunction with plays, novels, and other reading materials. Advanced level vocabulary and grammar study are used in conjunction with the plays, readings, and other. Students will produce writings in all four modes, and oral presentations pertaining to the theme studied. Activities to prepare students for the required Advanced Placement examination are practiced in the course. The course is conducted entirely in German.
     

    ADVANCED GERMAN STUDIES

    5491:  Honors

    1.0 Credit

    Grade 12

     

     

    This is the highest level German course designed for the student who has completed AP German Language.  It emphasizes contemporary German civilization using both classic and contemporary readings and films as the basic text.  Advanced level speaking and writing skills are a prerequisite for all students in the course.  Students must keep a speaking and writing portfolio and complete a variety of projects, some of which will involve the use of technology.  All activities are conducted entirely in German.

    Prerequisite:        AP German Language and Culture