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German II Part 1
Course Length: 1 Semester
Has Textbook: Yes
In German II Part 1, the student will receive a comprehensive introduction to nouns and verbs, and previously learned concepts will be reviewed. The case system will also be extensively examined. A study of the verb will be the main focus in this part of the course. Lessons will concentrate on different types of verbs and their conjugations in different grammatical tenses such as present, future, past simple, and present perfect. One of the most challenging aspects of German grammar - verbs with accusative, dative, and genitive prepositions - will be practiced thoroughly. A large amount of new vocabulary and idioms dealing with sports, health, travel, jobs, and the workday will be acquired and practiced through a close study of situational dialogues in every lesson. The student will become familiar with many cultural and social aspects of German life. Part 1 stresses speaking, comprehending, listening, reading, and writing skills. Many presentations, interactive exercises, and games will help students expand their knowledge.
It is recommended that students successfully complete German I or equivalent course work before enrolling in this course.

These courses include auditory comprehension assessments that require students to listen to audio files and to record themselves speaking. For these courses, it is essential that students have either a headset equipped with a microphone or access to an internal microphone within their computers.

Course Objectives

Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills

  • Categorize phrases for asking for and giving directions and for following directions to various locations on a map.
  • Use the present tense of the verb wissen as well as the expressions es gibt and the negation form kein.
  • Listen to and understand native speakers talk about the foods they like to eat.
  • Determine the spheres of action for the verbs gehen and fahren.
  • Complete dictation and utilize formal commands.
  • Translate information presented in specified videos, including one about the German state Baden-W├╝rttemberg.
  • Master the skills associated with reading for a purpose.

Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills

  • Discuss cultural events, entertainment, films, books, and music.
  • Express preferences and favorites, and categorize degrees of liking and disliking something.
  • Examine past participles.
  • Utilize the present tense of the stem-changing verbs sehen and lesen.
  • Practice dictation and analyze information presented in specified videos.
  • Practice reading strategies used to identify false cognates. 

 Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills

  • Memorize phrases for talking on the phone, and recognize phrases for recorded messages on answering machines.
  • Practice phrases including holiday and birthday greetings, dates of the year, and birthday gift ideas.
  • Categorize phrases for making, accepting, or declining invitations to a party.
  • Analyze information presented in specified videos.
  • Utilize dative forms of definite articles, pronouns, and possessives.
  • Identify indirect objects, and distinguish between indirect and direct objects.
  • Practice dictation and read for comprehension. 

 Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills

  • Categorize phrases for offering help and for explaining what to do.
  • Identify words and phrases to describe fun places to visit and fun activities.
  • Utilize functional expressions and vocabulary to make plans, invite someone to come along, and to exchange information in a conversation.
  • Describe people, places, gift ideas, furniture, and kitchen appliances.
  • Categorize phrases for asking where something is located and for giving directions.
  • Master the German word order in sentences using modal verbs, and read for comprehension using various reading strategies.
  • Utilize conversational past and comprehend native speakers. 

Course Materials

  • Holt Komm mit! (textbook)

*Available as an iText course

**NCAA approved