Students will continue their study of German, diving deepe r into vocabulary and sentence structure by reading more advanced texts, and by communicating (listening and speaking) for longer periods of time with their personal instructor. During each session, activities with the instructor may include learning new vocabulary, auditory and/or online activities, writing experiences, and conversation practice. Grammar topics will include present perfect and simple past tenses of both regular and irregular verbs, reflexive verbs, dative case, and using coordinating conjunctions. Differences in regional vernacular and pronunciation/dialects may also be introduced.
The central themes of the course are the household, school, entertainment, travel, and community. The student learning outcomes of this level are to be able to express likes and dislikes about school and entertainment; make plans with friends; describe places they’d like to visit; arrange transportation; present songs, short skits, or dramatic reading about topics of interest; and plan a trip.