FLG614: AP German Language (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Advanced Placement
COURSE TITLE: AP German Language
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
SUGGESTED PREPARATION: German I, German II, German III, German IV
About the Program:
The AP German Language Course is a college level course which prepares students to communicate proficiently through three modes: interpretive (receptive communication), presentational (1-way productive communication), and interpersonal (2-way interactive communication). This course emphasizes the five domains of learning found in the DoDEA Foreign Language Standards: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. AP German is conducted almost entirely in German. This course involves an intensity that significantly advances student proficiency and achievement in German. Additionally, students obtain practical cultural knowledge which enables them to interact in a variety of German speaking countries. The interactive nature of this course carries with it the expectation that students will be actively involved in all assignments and projects. Students will be assessed in all domains of learning and on major projects. Weighted grades are calculated for students completing the course and taking the AP exam. Students are expected to take the AP exam at the end of this course.
Major Concepts/Content: AP German Language is equivalent to a 3rd year college German language course. The 5 domains of learning (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities) involve the skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and developing cultural awareness. The analysis and examination of authentic literary texts is part of this course. Authentic materials and resources are used along with the required text.
Course Objectives: By the end of this course, the successful AP German Language student will:
- Comprehend German (Advanced level on ACTFL scale) that is intended for native speakers, in a variety of settings.
- Demonstrate strong communication skills (Pre-Advanced on ACTFL scale) in the interpersonal, presentational, and interpretive modes, which include spoken and written German that is comprehensible to many native speakers, in a variety of settings.
- Demonstrate a strong German linguistic skills (Pre-Advanced on ACTFL scale) to support communication (accuracy/fluency)
- Acquire information from authentic sources in German.
- Demonstrate increasing awareness of practical cultural perspectives, practices, and products of German peoples and countries.