Full course description
By the end of this course, you will be able to hold simple conversation in German, discuss cultural aspects of life in Germany, and understand essential elements of German grammar.
There are no prerequisites for this class.
- Communication: Students engage in conversations about topics such as Food, Clothing, Places in Town, and Leisure Activities. They learn to express likes and dislikes and to interpret written and spoken language. They present information on different topics.
- Cultures: Students gain an understanding of different German cultural practices and products, for example: Courtesies, School in Germany, the Rhine River and Germany's history after 1945, German Music - classical and contemporary, German Film.
- Connections: Students learn about different aspects of German culture which connect to other disciplines, such as history, geography, and music.
- Comparisons: Students learn about language in general and about the concept of culture by comparing German language and culture to their own.
- Communities: Students use German beyond the school setting by working with the information from selected German websites.
Chapter 1: Greetings, Alphabet, Numbers, Family, Articles
Chapter 2: Commands, Colors, Rhine River, Diphthongs and Special Characters
Chapter 3: Subject and Objects, Phrases using “Kein”,, Singular Verb Endings, Frankfurt, the Euro
Chapter 4: Pleasantries, Clothes, Plural Verb Endings, Irregular Verbs
Chapter 5: Rooms, Furniture, German Houses, Common Activities, the Accusative Case, Common Plural Forms
Chapter 6: Telling Time, School Supplies, German School System, Days of the Week,, Question Words, School Related Verbs
Chapter 7: Review of Regular and Irregular Verbs, Rights of German Teens, Modal Verbs, Food
Chapter 8: Polite Requests, Likes and Dislikes, German Fairy Tales, Perfect Tense, Classical and Contemporary German Music
Chapter 9: German Film, Irregular Perfect Tense Verbs, Restaurant Etiquette, Word Order
Chapter 10: Review of Previous Grammar and Vocabulary, German History After 1945
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