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GERMAN I             
Full Year
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12               

German I begins a five-year sequence toward proficiency in German.  Level I German students have the opportunity to learn the language and culture of Germany and the other German speaking countries.  Students develop the ability to communicate about themselves and their immediate environment using simple sentences containing basic language structures with pronunciation accuracy.  Students are assessed through written, oral and aural exercises, tests and quizzes, daily class participation and projects.  Assessment is based on the four basic communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  The curriculum has been carefully designed to meet the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

GERMAN II       
Full Year
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12          

German II students will expand their knowledge of general and specific categories through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  Students participate in simple conversations by combining new and previously learned elements of the language.  They are able to satisfy basic survival needs and interact on issues of everyday life in the present and the past time both inside and outside of the classroom setting.  Students continue to develop cultural awareness through the study of specific German cultures.  Students are assessed through written, oral and aural exercises, tests and quizzes, daily class participation and projects.  Assessment is based on the four communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  The curriculum has been carefully designed to meet the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

GERMAN III               
Full Year
Grades 10, 11, 12      

German III provides the student with the opportunity to strengthen previously acquired language skills.  Level III German students continue to develop and refine their proficiency in German with an emphasis on the ability to interact orally and express themselves in writing.  German III students are introduced to works of literature.  Students continue to develop cultural awareness through the study of specific German cultures.  Students are assessed through written, oral and aural exercises, tests and quizzes, daily class participation and projects.  Assessment is based on the four communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  The curriculum has been carefully designed to meet the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

GERMAN IV HONORS      
Full Year      
Grade 11, 12                                    

German IV Honors students continue their development of German through the use of advanced grammar and literature.  Students will communicate using more complex language structures on a variety of topics.  Authentic structures which require higher level thinking and speaking skills are presented in this course.  Students continue to develop cultural awareness through the study of specific German cultures.  Level IV Honors will also begin the study of German history through the Renaissance.  Students are assessed through written, oral and aural exercises, tests and quizzes, daily class participation and projects.  Assessment is based on the four communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  The curriculum has been carefully designed to meet the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

GERMAN V HONORS         
Full Year           
Grades 11, 12       

German V Honors students will complete and refine advanced grammar structures and conversational abilities.  Culture is emphasized through the study of everyday German teenagers and their relationship to the world around them.  Students will increase proficiency in reading and writing through the completion of German history from the Renaissance through the present.  Students are assessed through written, oral and aural exercises, tests and quizzes, daily class participation and projects.  Assessment is based on the four communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  The curriculum has been carefully designed to meet the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

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