High School German 3

Willkommen zurück im Deutschkurs! Welcome back to German class!

Building on the principles learned in German 2, German 3 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 (both in written and oral form) on German prose and poetry will continue to be the focus of assignments.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to clearly understand standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc. They can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst traveling in Germany. Besides, they can produce simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Furthermore, they can describe experiences and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

German 3 prepares students for the B1 level of German through the Goethe Institute and fulfills requirements for a third year foreign language course at the high school level. For Fall 2022, as we transition our German program, German 3 will begin with the final chapters of Klasse! at the A2 level before beginning the B1 material. Students will need both the A2 and B1 texts.

This class includes 30 hours of live online instruction per semester, designed to develop students’ skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

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 3, students will purchase the A2.2 and B1.1 level. For the 2022 - 2023 academic year as we transition our German program the fall semester will cover the second half of A2. Spring Semester will cover the first half of B1. 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.