German II students continue their study of German by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts in this course that is conduced almost entirely in German by the second semester. Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully, but they also are able 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, interactive cultural presentations and task-based activities to reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students will understand common vocabulary terms and phrases, use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing, participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices and perspectives of various German-speaking countries and take assessments to monitor growth.
This course is built to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).