11th Grade Advanced German - Course Description
Monday, September 24, 2012
The German Level III is a two semester track class, which meets four times a week for forty minutes. This class is designed to build upon knowledge and skills the students have acquired taking German I and German II. In the first semester the students are introduced to various aspects of Dative case (indirect object) and Genitive case, which indicates the ownership. In the second semester the students will study relative clauses and the subjunctive forms of verbs (Konjunktiv II). In Level III students will explore a wide array of topics in German culture and history. Topics will relate to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the architecture in East and West Germany, professions, home. The students are evaluated on their class participation, attendance, quizzes and tests (both oral and written), homework assignments and the presentation of a project on a cultural topic.
Benchmarks: At the end of the course students in a normal range of ability are expected to have mastered the following:
• Know the usage of the four cases (Accusative, Dative, Genitive and Nominative) in a sentence
• Know all past tenses (simple past, present perfect) and future tense
• Understand the declination of nouns and adjectives in all cases
• Know how to use the Dative case in a sentence as well as the verbs that require Dative case such as helfen, gehören, gefallen etc.
• Know how to discuss professions and the work-related environment
• Know how to distinguish the passive voice and the subjunctive II in a sentence
• Know how to discuss some aspects of German history and the differences in the professional life between Germany and US
Faculty: Kasia Kowalzyk, World Languages Teacher
Class Dates: September 6th, 2012-June 7th, 2013
Curriculum Area: World Languages
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