German


GERMAN I - FL610 (GERMAN1)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: None

This course provides a sound basis for learning German as it is spoken and written today. It will also increase the student’s awareness of Germanic culture and of the German-speaking countries. All modes of communication, as well as foundational grammar, are emphasized.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
  • Prerequisite: None
GERMAN II - FL611 (GERMAN2)

Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: German I

This course continues to develop speaking and listening skills as well as to expand on the grammatical foundations established in German I. In addition, greater emphasis will be placed on reading, writing, and vocabulary. At the end of this course the students will be eligible for the biennial three-week German trip.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
GERMAN III PRE-AP - FL614 (GERMAN3)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: German II

Pre-AP German focuses on concentrated practice of the language skills. German is almost exclusively the language of the classroom. The only use of English is by the teacher to clarify concepts or to make important announcements when a misunderstanding would be harmful to the students. Active participation by the student is an essential part of the course. Students who do not wish to use only German in the classroom should not sign up for this course. Emphasis is placed on the student’s communicative skills and fluency. The four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing will continue to be developed as well as a better understanding of German culture. Historically, students who are willing to dedicate the time outside of class, have been successful in AP German, as students are expected to have a solid foundational vocabulary.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • PRE-AP
AP GERMAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE (LEVEL IV) - FL616 (APGR LAN)

Credit: 1
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: German III Pre-AP

AP German prepares the student for the Advanced Placement German exam through intensive practice of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. There will be an increased emphasis on writing and reading. In addition, the student will review the more advanced grammar structures. Students must be willing to spend time outside of class to master vocabulary and complete independent reading and writing activities. Awareness of social and cultural norms of German-speaking countries is expected.

  • AP
  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 12
GERMAN 5 Post-AP (FL617)

Credit: 1
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: German IV AP
Note: This course carries a 1.2 multiplier. 

German V/VI is a post-AP course which refines the language skills developed in previous classes through analysis of literature, films, and other authentic cultural products, while developing communication abilities through self-directed, project-based learning and study. Students will consume authentic materials at a post-secondary level, which requires a solid foundation of language abilities from A1-B2, as described by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course will be conducted almost entirely in German, but will include translation to and from English, as well as English explanations for context and clarity, when necessary. Students will develop awareness of German, Austrian, and Swiss cultures through a variety of sources produced for and by speakers of German. Success in this class mandates student participation, independent work, collaboration, and the dedication of a reasonable amount of time outside of the class period.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 12
  • Post AP