10th Grade German II - Course Description
Monday, September 24, 2012
The German II class is a two-semester track class that meets four times a week for forty minutes. Students in German II should have mastered the basic skills’ vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure of beginning level German. The first semester will cover all present tenses, future tense and two past tenses. The second semester will be framed around the difference between the accusative and dative cases. Students are evaluated on class participation, homework, quiz and final exam scores.
Benchmarks: At the end of the course students in the normal range of ability are expected to have mastered the following:
• Know all regular and irregular verbs in present tense (including reflexive and modal verbs) and their conjugation
• Know and recognize the difference in using the simple past and present perfect
• Know the superlatives of all basic adjectives
• Know the clauses in compound sentences such as weil, damit, deswegen, obwohl, dass wenn, wann and als
• Recognize the different sentence structures for the different clauses
• Recognize the difference between accusative (direct object) and dative (indirect object) cases in terms of reflexives, the two-way prepositions, nouns and pronouns
• Know how to use the verb gefallen
• Know vocabulary of transportation, travel, food, restaurant settings and shopping
• Know how to write and tell a story in past tense(s) using proper sequence structure vocabulary and phrases.
• Know cultural differences in eating as well as restaurant etiquette
Faculty: Ashley Gambill, World Languages Teacher
Class Dates: September 6th, 2012-June 7th, 2013
Curriculum Area: World Languages
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