German I is a two semester introductory course and there is no prerequisite. This course includes basic vocabulary, parts of speech, basic grammar, pronunciation, and Germanic culture. Various media types will be used to assist instruction. High School students who study German I learn the basics of the language and equip themselves for more advanced study. It is an excellent language to learn because over a hundred million people speak German as their first language and millions more speak it as a second language. It is the national language of Germany and Austria and is one of the four national languages of Switzerland. Germany is currently the fourth largest economy in the world and is predicted to remain a dominant economy for the foreseeable future. Students, who are later in college or in the work place, may also combine the study of the German language with study of business, law, trade, science, engineering, technology, ministry, tourism, politics, or music to provide excellent career opportunities for themselves. A complete curriculum map may be viewed at the class website stated below.
This course is for students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. Students in grades 7 and 8 may enroll in this course with instructor approval. Contact the instructor for further information.
Teacher to be identified.
- Internet access through a web browser (for access to the instructor’s website)
- Desire to learn, participate, and stretch
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