WLG220: German II

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

Students continue their study of German by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully, but they also start to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, understand common vocabulary terms and phrases, use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing, participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various German-speaking countries, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. By semester 2, the course is conducted almost entirely in German. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

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Course Length

Two Semesters

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Prerequisites

WLG120: German I, Middle School German 1 and 2, or equivalent

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Course Outline

The High School German II course helps students

  • Engage in language learning
  • Review and expand their study of common vocabulary topics
  • Gain a deeper understanding of a wide range of grammar patterns
  • Participate in expanded conversations and respond appropriately to a variety of conversational prompts
  • Communicate more meaningfully using correct vocabulary and grammatical structures
  • Read, write, speak, and listen for meaning in German
  • Analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various German-speaking countries
  • Regularly assess progress in proficiency through quizzes, tests, and speaking/writing submissions

Vocabulary Theme

  • Each unit presents a new set of vocabulary words pertaining to a particular theme. Each topic is first presented in context and then the vocabulary is further practiced through a variety of interactive activities and practices. A printable vocabulary list is also provided.

Grammar Concept

  • Each unit introduces a new grammar pattern. The concept is first introduced in a contextualized situation and then presented in a multimedia grammar animation. The concept is then further practiced in several interactive activities throughout the unit. A printable explanation of the pattern is also provided.

Presentation of Culture through Culture Videos

  • In each unit students learn about various cultural aspects (e.g. practices, products, and perspectives) of a German-speaking country through short video presentations.

"Out of Seat" Activities

  • Several times during the year, students are given opportunities to use the language "outside" the course. These are specific assignments directing students to interact in a genuine way with the German language or German-speaking cultures.

Speaking and Writing Activities

  • Students complete speaking and writing activities in each unit. These activities give students a chance to become more familiar with the speaking and writing patterns of German by applying them in communicative situations.

Listening and Reading Comprehension Activities

  • Each unit contains both listening and reading comprehension practices. They are based on the vocabulary, grammar, or culture concepts presented that unit and challenge students to identify the main ideas and significant details of the listening/reading excerpts.

Assessments

  • Listening and reading comprehension quizzes verify that students comprehend the main ideas and/or significant details of target passages or conversations.
  • Culture comprehension quizzes verify that students have understood important concepts presented in the culture presentations.
  • Unit tests assess students’ mastery of the vocabulary words and grammar concepts presented that unit. Each unit test also includes reading and listening comprehension questions and an oral or written assessment.
  • Midterm and Semester Exams are comprehensive in nature. Not only do they assess students' knowledge of the language, but they also assess students' ability to produce the language in a communicative way. Midterms and Semester Exams include both oral and written assessments.

"Life-long Learner" Assignments

  • Each semester students are required to create a plan for incorporating German into their daily lives. They accomplish this by outlining the long-term benefits of learning German, by making goals for what they want to accomplish with their mastery of the language, and by creating a plan for accomplishing their goals.

"Explore" Activities

  • These activities help students develop a more profound understanding of German-speaking countries and cultures.

"Webquest" Activities

  • These special activities provide students the opportunity to link out to authentic sources of language on the Internet. Students are given practical tasks where they must use their language to accomplish the assignment.

Discussion Board Activities

  • There is one discussion board activity in each semester. These activities provide opportunities for students to interact with other students and practice their new language.

Journal

  • Journal assignments allow students to make cultural comparisons, reinforce new vocabulary and grammar patterns, and practice communicating in the language.

Pronunciation

  • Pronunciation lessons are presented in short animation videos. These videos focus on the unique sounds of the language. Follow-up activities throughout the unit provide additional practices for students to improve their pronunciation skills.

Semester 1

Table providing curriculum detail for High School German 2 Semester 1. Navigate on row headings to choose a course topic, then on column headings to find details for each unit.
  Vocabulary Grammar Culture Pronunciation

Unit 1

Verb Review

Review of Nouns: gender, number, case, negation

Munich Montage

The Letter B

Unit 2

Verb Review 2

Review of Verb: conjugation and placement

German Chocolate

None

Unit 3

Days, Months, Seasons Review

Review: Modal Verbs

Wienerschnitzel

CH at the Start of a Word

Unit 4

Food

Review: Present Perfect

Accent: East vs. West German

None

Unit 5

Health

Review: Dative Case

Otto von Bismarck

The Letter D

Unit 6

Family

Review: Dative Prepositions

Dreikönigstag

None

Unit 7

Professions

Dative Verbs

Lessing

F and PH

Unit 8

Descriptions

Review: Simple Past

Johann Sebastian Bach

None

Unit 9  Midterm Review and Test

Unit 10

Pastimes

Two-way Prepositions

Nuremberg

None

Unit 11

Body

Da and Wo Compounds

German Universities

 GN and NG

Unit 12

Holidays/Special Celebrations

Verbs Acting as Adjectives

Bratwurst und Senf

None

Unit 13

At Home

Review: Comparative and Superlative Forms

Accent: Swiss German Part 1

The Letter H

Unit 14

At School

Use of als, wenn and wann

Karl der Große

None

Unit 15

Car

Review: Future Tense

German Cars

The Letter L

Unit 16

In the City

Future Perfect Tense

Schiller

None

Unit 17

Math and Science

Review: Reflexive Verbs

Albrecht Dürer

 The Letter G

Unit 18  Final Review and Test

 

Semester 2

Table providing curriculum detail for High School German 2 Semester 2. Navigate on row headings to choose a course topic, then on column headings to find details for each unit.
  Vocabulary Grammar Culture Pronunciation

Unit 19

Verb Review

Review: Reflexive Pronouns

Basel Montage

 CK and CHS

Unit 20

False Cognates

Review: Coordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions

Swiss Politics

None

Unit 21

Nature

Infinitive Verbs with zu

Swiss Food

The Letter G

Unit 22

Vacation

Relative Clauses

Accent: Swiss German Part 2

None

Unit 23

Music

Past Perfect Tense

Swiss History

Loan Words with G

Unit 24

Technology

Review: Accusative Case

Swiss Banking System

None

Unit 25

Measurements

Review: Accusative Prepositions

Wilhelm Tell

The Combination PF

Unit 26

Clothing

Review: Adjective Endings

Albert Einstein

None

Unit 27  Midterm Review and Test

Unit 28

Work

Genitive Case

Vienna Montage

None

Unit 29

Shopping Money

Genitive Prepositions

The Waltz

The Letter T

Unit 30

Useful Words

Genitive Pronouns

Kuchen

None

Unit 31

Love and Dating

Weak Masculine Nouns

Accent: Austria vs. Germany

The Letter M

Unit 32

Geography

Interrogatives/Imperatives

Germany during World War II

None

Unit 33

Societal Issues 1

Passive Voice

Vienna Boy’s Choir

The Letter N

Unit 34

Societal Issues 2

Subjunctive 1

Kafka

None

Unit 35

Disasters

Subjunctive 2

Felix Mendelssohn

The Letter Y

Unit 36  Final Review and Test
 
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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling