High School German 2
Willkommen zurück im Deutschkurs! Welcome back to German class!
Building on the principles learned in German 1, German 2 uses the same accredited textbook series as a structural guide. Students continue to explore German language and culture and more grammatical tenses will be introduced. In addition to speaking German, students will develop their ability to both read and write in German. Class presentations will continue to be the focus of assignments. Prominent cultural figures and topics will provide an ideal backdrop for in-class discussions and presentations.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to confidently engage in basic conversation and be well-equipped to travel, speak, and study in Germany. The course can prepare students to master the A2 level of German, with chances to pursue further study or certification (through the Goethe Institute) or dual enrollment college credit. German 2 fulfills requirements for a second year foreign language course at the high school level.
More information about the Goethe Institute for youth (Fit in Deutsch) or KID exams which are internationally recognized for work or studies in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, will be provided by the instructor. Students enroll online and make arrangements to take the exam at a local testing centers (often in large metroplexes like New York, Boston, Houston, and Washington D.C). Online Accreditation Exams are not currently available. This course prepares students for their A2 qualifiers, should they wish to take them, and includes practice with typical examination simulations for audio, reading comprehension, and spoken portions of the exam.
The CLRC high school German program uses the Klasse! textbook series by the renowned Klett Verlag. Klasse! is an accredited program which is keyed to the Goethe Institute or DSD proficiency levels. This curriculum is used in schools around the world and within Germany for non-native speakers. Its innovative style and engaging presentation encourage students to speak and interact with a wide range of activities and polished audio-visual aides. Step-by step reinforcement of concepts and easy to access modules ensure that students build their language skills on a firm foundation.
For High School German 2, students will purchase the A2 level. The text is available in both digital and paper formats. Students should also purchase the online workbook where assignments can be practiced before they are graded. Both textbook and workbook are available directly from the publisher, using the link below.
Klett offers additional glossaries, vocabulary lists and extra practice online for students, as well as in depth course materials for those wanting to pursue official testing with the Goethe Institute or another equivalent certification. More information will be provided in the course syllabus.