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German 1.2


German 1.2 is an introductory course, designed to teach German on an ACTFL Novice Low/Novice Mid level. This course is taught primarily in English.

By the end of this course, students will be able to speak and communicate using memorized phrases and isolated words, and respond simply to direct questions. Their focus is on recycling known vocabulary as they learn new concepts. Using the language alphabet, they can write familiar words and phrases and fill out basic forms with biographical information. They write on well-practiced, familiar topics. Students will listen for recognition of words and high frequency and will practice reading words and phrases that are easily recognized in context or borrowed from other languages.

Content in the course includes hobbies, food, family, places, animals, shopping, and weather. Students study articles of speech, different forms of the verb ‘to know’ and contrast word order in German and English sentence construction. Students can ask and answer questions. They can discuss weather, and make lists of what they like and do not like across topics.

Expectations for the student include completing writing and speaking assessments, active engagement in their own learning, practicing vocabulary over time, comprehending grammar patterns, practicing negation, participating in simple conversations and speaking prompts, and analyzing and comparing cultural food, fairy tales and perspectives of contemporary and historical Dresden.

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Course Outline:

Unit 10: Hobbies and Pastimes

  • Vocabulary: Hobbies and Pastimes
  • Grammar: Showing Preference
  • Culture: Dresden

Unit 11: Food

  • Vocabulary: Food
  • Grammar: Articles in the Accusative Case
  • Culture: Weihnachtsmarkt

Unit 12: Food (continued)

  • Vocabulary: Food
  • Grammar: Nominative and Accusative Pronouns
  • Culture: Pretzels

Unit 13: Family

  • Vocabulary: Family
  • Grammar: Accusative Prepositions
  • Culture: Idioms

Unit 14: Places

  • Vocabulary: Places
  • Grammar: Interrogatives
  • Culture: Berlin Airlift

Unit 15: Animals

  • Vocabulary: Animals
  • Grammar: Dies-words
  • Culture: Kinder Eggs

Unit 16: Shopping

  • Vocabulary: Shopping
  • Grammar: Saying “to know”
  • Culture: The Brothers Grimm pt. 2

Unit 17: Weather

  • Vocabulary: Weather Expressions
  • Grammar: Coordinating Subordinating Conjunctions
  • Culture: Richard Wagner

Unit 18: Final

  • Final Exam