Curriculum

High School German

High School German I Competency

A Premium World Language Course
1 credit
Available to Grades 9-12

Students begin their introduction to German by focusing on the four key areas of world language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices that reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning; become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases; comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns; participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts; analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various German-speaking countries; and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored.

High School German II Competency

A Premium World Language Course
1 credit
Available to Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: High School German I Competency

Students continue their study of German by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully, but they also start to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices that reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning; understand common vocabulary terms and phrases; use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing; participate in conversations; respond appropriately to conversational prompts; analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various German speaking countries; and take frequent assessments by which their language progression can be monitored.

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    The Premium World Languages Competency courses take a traditional approach to language learning by focusing on the four key language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students are introduced to vocabulary themes, grammar concepts, sentence structure, and culture through explicit instruction and guided, self-paced learning.

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