German 5 A (05050511)

German 5 A (05050511)


1.0 Credit; Unweighted

Length: Year; Format: Meets Daily
Grade(s): 11, 12
Prerequisite(s): German 4A with a “C” or above and teacher recommendation

German 5 strengthens the conversational skills for college bound students through the exploration of topics relevant to today’s German speaking society. In class, students discuss, analyze, debate and research numerous issues of interest which include the Berlin Wall, music, art, food, politics, tourism, famous Germans and their contributions, and holidays. Where applicable, students compare and contrast their new insights of the German speaking world with their own culture. For resources the class uses German language newspapers, magazines, TV programs and films, as well as modern music. The class is conducted 90% of the time in German and students are expected to contribute to class discussions regularly. Assessments include oral reports, oral and written quizzes and tests, and skits.