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German 2 Language and Culture

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Global Language

Guten Tag! This course continues to build on the initial proficiency students developed in German 1. In a fast-paced, interactive classroom environment students will strengthen the skills they have already learned while developing proficiency in new areas through speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students should expect to participate actively in class each week. By the end of the course, students will be able to handle short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and responding to a variety of questions. They will be able to talk more freely about familiar topics and will be able to write short paragraphs on familiar topics. They will be able to understand the main topic of spoken and written communication about familiar topics. They will learn to discuss events that happened in the past. Students will continue to explore German culture through weekly culture highlights and through a special project each semester.

Grade Levels*:
9, 10, 11, 12
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.
• Successful completion (75% or higher) of TPS German 1 Language and Culture
━ OR ━
• Successful completion (70% or higher) of TPS German 1 Language and Culture (Honors)
━ OR ━
• Successful completion of Readiness Test
Notes and Conditions

Standard vs. Honors: TPS offers German 2 in two levels: standard and honors, where this “standard” course is one day of live class per week and “honors” is two days of live class per week. The workload and level of difficulty are similar, but the honors class has more dedicated opportunity for instruction and speaking, so your proficiency will be higher after the honors course.

Suggested Pairing: Would you like to add more German cultural activities and conversational practice to your German experience? Enroll in German Language and Culture Club along with this course.

“Great teacher who brings a great deal of creativity to each class. We learn the language, not just through lectures and homework, but through fun exercises in class that promote mastery of the language. We watch and translate German video skits; we read through fun scripts as a class; we write stories and sentences in the language; and we do fun projects that help us to delve into the history and culture. I have taken TPS German for the last two years, and look forward to taking it next year.”

Natalie F

“This class was the perfect blend of culture and language. The teacher did a splendid job of incorporating the Austrian and German traditions during class in addition to teaching us the concepts of the German language. This was a fun class and I thoroughly enjoyed every second of it.”

Emily B

“The German courses at TPS have been some of my favorite courses throughout high school. The program has placed me at a level far above many of my peers coming from other educational environments in my ability to understand, speak, and test in a world language. The teacher creates a wonderful environment for our learning during class time where each of the students, no matter his or her abilities or skill level, can comfortably practice the German language. Through these courses, I have been exposed to opportunities that have bolstered my personal resume and allowed me to test my abilities and stretch myself. The teacher has always been extremely willing to help in any area possible so that I can grow as a student of the German language and culture. For other students searching for an enjoyable way to learn a language extremely influential in today’s world, I would fully recommend the German program here at TPS.”

Joshua V
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