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German 2.2


German 2.2 is a course designed to teach German on an ACTFL Novice High level. English information and directions form much of the course.

By the end of this course, students will be able to speak memorized phrases they need to communicate in another culture, provide basic information about themselves, and ask simple questions. Their focus is on recycling known vocabulary as they learn new concepts. Using the language alphabet, they can write familiar words and phrases as lists and incomplete sentences and fill out basic forms with biographical information. They write in primarily present tense. Students will listen for contextual words and can comprehend one sentence construction. Students will practice reading words and phrases from the simplest connected texts, knowing there will be frequent miscommunication.

Content in the course includes directions, medical terms, sports and outdoor activities, travel and computers. Students understand that some verbs in German have separable prefixes, and may need to use modal auxiliary verbs. Word order, present perfect tense, simple past and future tenses are important. Contrast German and personal culture approaches in sports, activities, health and medical needs.

Expectations for the student include completing writing and speaking assessments using video, active engagement in their own learning, practicing vocabulary over time, comprehending grammar patterns, using various forms of verbs, participating in simple conversations and speaking prompts, analyzing and comparing cultural products, practices and perspectives associated with German music, writing, churches the Euro, and Frankfort.

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Course Outline:

Unit 28: Directions

  • Vocabulary: Directions
  • Grammar: Separable Verbs
  • Culture: Frankfurt

Unit 29: Transportation

  • Vocabulary: Transportation
  • Grammar: Separable Verbs with Modals
  • Culture: Deutschmark / Euro

Unit 30: Medical Words

  • Vocabulary: Medical Words
  • Grammar: The Present Perfect
  • Culture: Marzipan / Glücksschwein

Unit 31: Sports

  • Vocabulary: Sports
  • Grammar: Strong and Weak Verbs
  • Culture: Idioms

Unit 32: Outdoor Activities

  • Vocabulary: Outdoor Activities
  • Grammar: The Simple Past
  • Culture: German Tribes

Unit 33: Travel

  • Vocabulary: Travel
  • Grammar: Verb Placement Review
  • Culture: Cathedrals and Churches

Unit 34: Computers

  • Vocabulary: Computers
  • Grammar: Future Tense
  • Culture: Faust / Goethe

Unit 35: Computer (continued)

  • Vocabulary: Computers
  • Grammar: Past Tense Exceptions
  • Culture: Johannes Gutenberg

Unit 36: Final

  • Final Exam