Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Length of Course: Year
Course Overview: German I introduces the learner to the language and culture of German-speaking countries. During this first year, students will develop the ability to communicate about many topics revolving around the daily lives of young people, including: free time interests, shopping, foods, clothing, home, friends, and family. Authentic materials from sources such as magazines, newspapers, the Internet, music, and films are carefully selected to fit the novice level of the learners. Students will be actively engaged in the process of learning to understand, speak, read, and write the language through partner, group, and whole class activities and projects. After successfully completing two years of German, students will have met their minimum college language entrance requirement for Oregon public universities.