German Courses

German Courses

 

GERMAN I (BT0521) (NCAA approved)
(T0521A) GERMAN I A
(T0521B) GERMAN I B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: None

 

German I A is an introductory course which emphasizes the development of good pronunciation and simple grammatical structure. Special attention is given to listening, speaking, reading and writing of simple sentences. Students will learn some vocabulary through songs and games and become familiar with some German customs and culture to include topics such as German food, greeting people, introducing oneself, talking about interests, likes and dislikes and expressing opinions, talking about one’s family and getting to know some basic German culture.

 

German I B is an introductory course which emphasizes the development of good pronunciation and simple grammatical structure. Special attention is given to listening, speaking, reading, and writing of simple sentences. Students will learn some vocabulary through German songs, games and become familiar with some German customs and culture to include topics such as food, school, shopping and a German fairytale.

 

GERMAN II (BT0522) (NCAA approved)
(T0522A) GERMAN II A
(T0522B) GERMAN II B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: German I

 

Students in German II A strive toward greater fluency in speaking the German language. Emphasis is placed upon structure, grammar and syntax. Communicative activities are stressed. Short texts are read. German culture is explored through the study of some German fairytales to include the Bremen Town Musicians. Students will learn vocabulary through German songs and games.

 

Students in German II B strive toward greater fluency in speaking the German language. German culture is explored through the study of some German fairytales to include Rumpelstilzchen and through the theme of Americans in Munich, healthy living and food to include dining customs and mealtime expressions and explore a German city, some of its hotels and restaurants.

 

GERMAN III (BT0523) (NCAA approved)
(T0523A) GERMAN III A
(T0523B) GERMAN III B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: German I and II

 

German III A develops communicative skills and continues with more advanced grammar topics. Students are introduced to the reading of short literary works and some German fairytales to include Hungry Little Caterpillar and a Struwwelpeter story from Hofmann "Daumenlutscher". Students will explore the topics of German health care system, Countryside or City living, and learn to travel by plane to Germany, by train in Germany, be familiar with various lodging options and sightseeing options. It should lead to greater independence in speaking, reading, and writing skills. There will be at least one individual project and one class production of a German legend or fairytale. Vocabulary is learned through songs, games and skits.

 

German III B develops communicative skills and continues with more advanced grammar topics. Students are introduced to the reading of short literary works and some German fairytales to include The Frog King, Snow White & Little Red Riding Hood. It should lead to greater independence in speaking, reading, and writing skills. There will be at least one individual project and one class production of a German legend or fairytale.

 

HONORS GERMAN IV (BT0524) (NCAA approved)
(T0524A) HONORS GERMAN IV A
(T0524B) HONORS GERMAN IV B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: German III

 

German IV A, through communicative approaches, stresses the development of student’s skills in speaking, comprehending, reading and writing German. Literary texts are studied to learn more about German culture and to develop critical thinking skills. Writing exercises coordinated with the reading and with the advanced grammar topics are designed to lead the student to greater self-awareness and self-expression. Topics from both contemporary and classical German culture will also be discussed to include Wilhelm Tell and Switzerland, Personal and Public identities and literary work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Dr. Faust. There will be at least one individual project and one class production of a German legend or fairytale.

 

German IV B, through communicative approaches, stresses the development of the student's skills in speaking, comprehending, reading, and writing German. Literary texts are studied to learn more about German culture and to develop critical thinking skills to include topics such as beauty and aesthetics and stereotypes. Writing exercises coordinated with the reading and with advanced grammar topics are designed to lead the student to greater self-awareness and self-expression to explore future career plans. Topics from both contemporary and classical German culture will also be discussed. There will be at least one individual project and one class production of a German legend or fairytale.

 

HONORS GERMAN V (BT0525) (NCAA approved)
(T0525A) HONORS GERMAN V A
(T0525B) HONORS GERMAN V B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 12
PREREQUISITE: German IV

 

German V A is conducted exclusively in German. Students will study and act out Siegfried the Dragon Slayer, short stories in German, explore the cultural topics of family, the power of the media and the fairy tale sleeping beauty.

 

German V B is conducted exclusively in German through communicative approaches, stresses the development of the student's skills in speaking, comprehending, reading, and writing German. Literary texts about Sophie Scholl and the White Rose are studied to learn more about German culture and to develop critical thinking skills. Writing exercises coordinated with the reading and with advanced grammar topics are designed to lead the student to greater self-awareness and self-expression. Other topics include the environment, stereotypes and prejudices, family and community, technology and other global challenges such as the European Union and refugees. 

 

 

 

 

 


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