• Class Info

    The class will be conducted in German.

    Topics covered:

    1. Greetings, numbers, alphabet, classroom vocabulary

    2. Talk about basic personal information 

    3. Talk about the time: how to read a clock, names of weekdays, months etc.

    4. Talk about personal interests, hobbies, leisure activities

    5. Talk about school routines, subjects, schedules etc.

    6. Talk about countries, capitals and languages (countries that neighbor Germany)

    7. Talk about the weather

    8. Talk about food and eating habits

    9. Talk about shopping and clothes

    10. Talk about the house and furnishings

    Grammar is introduced as appropriate for communication (forming questions, using verbs correctly etc.)

     

    German I

    Goal for the whole year:

    Communicate comfortably in German about basic topics like yourself, family, school, hobbies etc.

     

    Goals Quarter I:

    Introduce yourself or somebody else in German

    Greet people in German

    Count to 1000 in German

    Talk about yourself and your day (age, family, hobbies)

    Pronounce German words correctly

     

    How these goals will be reached:

    Lots of oral practice (answering questions, student-student-diaoluges, reading out loud)

    Learning some regular verbs and verbs “to have” and “to be” in the present tense

    Written work to reinforce vocabulary and structures

     

    Goals Quarter II:

    German schools: subjects,  classroom objects, activities, differences from US system

    Germany’s neighboring countries

    Telling time

    Talking about the weather

    Word order; direct objects

     

    How these goals will be reached:

    Lots of oral practice using materials like moveable clock, maps, pictures

    Written work to reinforce vocabulary and new structures

     

    Goals Quarter III

    Food and drink

    Likes and dislikes

    Clothing

    Helping verbs; word order

     

    How these goals will be reached:

    Lots of oral practice: ordering food; describing clothing, talking about preferences

    Written work to reinforce vocabulary and new structures

     

    Goals Quarter IV

    House and furnishings

    Body parts

    Birthday, Parties

    Separable verbs, possessive adjectives

     

    How these goals will be reached:

    Lots of oral practice: describe house and furnishings, discuss prices, talk about body parts

    Written work to reinforce vocabulary and new structures