Prerequisite: German IV AP
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. This course receives the same weight as an AP course.