This course is designed to develop the students' communication skills through reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students will learn the vocabulary and grammar necessary to communicate effectively about themselves and their basic needs in the target language. Students will also understand the value of studying the German language and culture and how it applies not only to other content areas, but to career options.
In German II students will continue to develop communicative proficiency in the area of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. The communication focus goes beyond the self to the local and global communities.
The focus in level III is German as the language of classroom communication and instruction. The students continue to learn and refine their skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking within a cultural context. The increasing sophistication of their language skills and cultural knowledge is incorporated into activities allowing them to compare and connect to other academic areas and cultures.
The fourth year in the sequence continues the development of listening, reading, writing and speaking of the German language. The students will learn the final fundamentals of grammar and will also be introduced to the literary aspects of the language. A variety of materials and media will help to internalize the structure of the langauge and its varied cultural influence. Students will be able to draw connections to their own native language and culture.
The emphasis of German V is active communication. We strive to develop the following skills:
German students are invited to participate in the Waukesha South-Darmstadt exchange to Germany (which takes place in odd-numbered years).