German V – Advanced Placement
Students will further refine language skills acquired in the first four years
of study. The course will emphasize communication activities and
grammatical structures necessary for effective speaking and writing in an
effort to prepare students for the German Advanced Placement
Examination. Students will take the Advanced Placement Examination at
the end of this course.
Students will be able to comprehend conversational German, listen
with comprehension to oral presentations, and listen for both main
ideas and specific information in oral communication.
Students will be able to communicate using more advanced levels of
vocabulary and structure, including recounting a story based on a
series of specified pictures and responding in timed situations to
questions and directions. German will be used in classroom
Students will read and comprehend a wide variety of reading
selections. Students will practice reading for the main idea, specific
information, drawing inferences, deducing the meaning of unfamiliar
words from context, and answering questions to reading selections.
Students will compose well organized and developed essays in both
timed and untimed activities, use a wide range of vocabulary and
structures and use circumlocutions to fill vocabulary gaps in their
This course provides one credit toward fulfilling the foreign language
requirements for an Advanced Studies Diploma (three years of one
or two years each of two languages).