WLG320: German III

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 build on their German-language skills, learning vocabulary and grammatical concepts to participate in meaningful conversations. They learn cultural information about numerous aspects of life (present and past) in German-speaking countries. Course strategies include warm-up activities, vocabulary study, reading, threaded discussions, multi-media presentations, self-checks, practice activities and games, oral and written assignments, projects, quizzes, and exams.

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Course Length

Two Semesters

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Prerequisites

WLG220: German II (or equivalent)

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Course Outline

SEMESTER ONE

Unit 1: Ferien

  • Themes: vacations, travel, and leisure time
  • Tenses (present, imperfect, perfect, and future)
  • Conjunctions
  • Cultural topics: German automobiles and the Romantic Road.

Unit 2: Gesund Leben

  • Themes: healthy living, body parts, and family members
  • Grammar lessons: cases and reflexive verbs
  • Cultural topics: health care and Roman baths in Germany

Unit 3: Rechte und Pflichten

  • Themes: rights and responsibilities, household chores, university study, and military service
  • Grammar lessons: two-way prepositions, da-/wo- compounds, and modals
  • Cultural topics: universities and military service in German-speaking countries

Unit 4: Miteinander Leben

  • Themes: personal relationships, appearance, and emotions
  • Grammar lessons: relative pronouns, reflexives, dative verbs, and wenn
  • Cultural topics: East and West Germany, past and present

Unit 5: Märchen

  • Themes: fairy tales and animals
  • Grammar lessons: imperfect and adjective endings
  • Cultural topics: Grimm Brothers and Romanticism

SEMESTER TWO

Unit 1: Medien

  • Themes: media, advertising, and computers
  • Grammar lessons on the subjunctive (w?rde, past subjunctive, and modals in subjunctive)
  • Cultural topics: propaganda and the role of English in advertising

Unit 2: Meine Kindheit

  • Themes: childhood and generations
  • Grammar lessons: non-past subjunctive, and wenn, wann, als, and ob
  • Cultural topics: advice columns

Unit 3: Meine Zukunft

  • Themes: your future, study, and occupations
  • Grammar lessons: relative pronouns and infinitive phrases
  • Cultural topics: foreigners

Unit 4: Guten Appetit

  • Themes: food and drink, cooking, and shopping
  • Grammar lessons: passive, commands, and modals
  • Cultural topics: restaurant customs and regional foods

Unit 5: Die Umwelt

  • Themes: environment, recycling, and the European Union
  • Grammar lessons: verbs as nouns, plus a grammar review
  • Cultural topics: public transportation, recycling, and renewable energy
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Lesson Scheduling

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

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