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German 3.2


German 3.2 is a course designed to teach German on an Intermediate Low level. English information and directions form much of the course.

By the end of this course, students will be able to speak about basic personal information, ask and respond to simple questions about concrete daily experiences. The focus is on recycling known vocabulary as they learn new concepts. Using the language alphabet, they can write statements using familiar words and phrases. Basic word order is becoming stronger, although errors in grammar, word choice, and punctuation may occur. They write in primarily present tense. Students will listen for contextual words and can comprehend one sentence at a time on basic personal needs and tasks. They will practice reading sentences from the simplest connected texts, knowing there will be frequent miscommunication.

Content in the course includes nature, vacations, clothing, work, shopping, and geography. Students study the verbs, false cognates, reflexive pronouns and relative clauses, prepositions, and genitive case.

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 the Swiss, World War II, Einstein and other historical figures.

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Course Outline:

Unit 19: Verb Review

  • Vocabulary: Verb Review
  • Grammar: Review - Reflexive Pronouns
  • Culture: Basel Montage

Unit 20: False Cognates

  • Vocabulary: False Cognates
  • Grammar: Review of Conjunctions
  • Culture: Swiss Politics

Unit 21: Nature

  • Vocabulary: Nature
  • Grammar: Infinitive Verbs with zu
  • Culture: Swiss Food

Unit 22: Vacation

  • Vocabulary: Vacation
  • Grammar: Relative Clauses
  • Culture: Accent - Swiss German Part 2

Unit 23: Music

  • Vocabulary: Music
  • Grammar: Past Perfect Tense
  • Culture: Swiss History

Unit 24: Technology

  • Vocabulary: Technology
  • Grammar: Review - Accusative Case
  • Culture: Swiss Banking System

Unit 25: Measurements

  • Vocabulary: Measurements
  • Grammar: Review - Accusative Prepositions
  • Culture: Wilhelm Tell

Unit 26: Clothing

  • Vocabulary: Clothing
  • Grammar: Review - Adjective Endings
  • Culture: Albert Einstein

Unit 27: Midterm

  • Midterm Exam

Unit 28: Work

  • Vocabulary: Work
  • Grammar: Genitive Case
  • Culture: Vienna Montage

Unit 29: Shopping and Money

  • Vocabulary: Shopping and Money
  • Grammar: Genitive Prepositions
  • Culture: The Waltz

Unit 30: Useful Words

  • Vocabulary: Using WOrds
  • Grammar: Genitive Pronouns
  • Culture: Kuchen

Unit 31: Love and Dating

  • Vocabulary: Love and Dating
  • Grammar: Weak Masculine Nouns
  • Culture: Accent - Austria vs. Germany

Unit 32: Geography

  • Vocabulary: Geography
  • Grammar: Interrogatives and Imperatives
  • Culture: Germany During World War II

Unit 33: Germany Today

  • Vocabulary: Germany Today
  • Grammar: Passive Voice
  • Culture: Vienna Boys’ Choir

Unit 34: Germany and Europe

  • Vocabulary: Germany and Europe
  • Grammar: Subjunctive 1
  • Culture: Kafka

Unit 35: Disasters

  • Vocabulary: Disasters
  • Grammar: Subjunctive 2
  • Culture: Felix Mendelssohn

Unit 36: Final

  • Final Exam