FLG6140T: AP Ger+ (2013-2014)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Virtual School Program
COURSE TITLE: AP German Lang+
CALENDAR YEAR: 2013-2014
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
SUGGESTED PREPARATION: German I, German II, German III, German IV
About the Program:
AP© German is an advanced study of language and culture. Instructional materials, activities, assignments, and assessments are comparable to a third-year college course. The materials include a variety of authentic literary and listening texts as well as audiovisual materials, which support the various topics taught throughout the year. This course is designed for students who wish to develop strong proficiency in the language by incorporating activities that focus on interpretive, presentational, and interpersonal modes of communication. Students who enroll should possess a relatively sophisticated knowledge of German through prior sequence of study or equivalent experience.
This course is comprised of modules which address various aspects of the six themes on the AP© exam: Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities, and Beauty and Aesthetics. Each unit also contains a review of pertinent grammatical structures with exercises and contextualized activities for student practice.
By the end of the AP Foreign Language class, students demonstrate growing independence as readers or listeners, and comprehend what they read and hear without relying as much on formally learned vocabulary. They move beyond literal comprehension toward more critical and abstract reading and listening. Students use the language increasingly more appropriately and with confidence. They communicate with a high degree of facility when making oral and written presentations about familiar and well-researched topics. Students use culturally appropriate vocabulary and idioms, demonstrating a higher awareness of cultural perspectives and practices. When addressing literature students show they are developing an awareness of tone, style, and author perspective. Students demonstrate some notable fluency and may often be understood by natives not used to dealing with foreigners.
At the core of the AP German Language and Culture course are six groups of learning objectives identifying what students should know and be able to do across the three modes of communication:
- The student engages in spoken interpersonal communications.
- The student engages in written interpersonal communications.
- The student synthesizes information from a variety of authentic audio, visual, and audiovisual resources.
- The student synthesizes information from a variety of authentic written and print resources.
- The student plans, produces, and presents spoken presentational communications.
- The student plans and produces written presentational communications.
The degree to which student performance meets the learning objectives in each area is articulated in the achievement level descriptions, which clearly define how well students at each level perform.
When communicating, students in the AP French Language and Culture course demonstrate an understanding of the culture(s), incorporate interdisciplinary topics, make comparisons between the native language and the target language and between cultures, and use the target language in real-life settings.
I. Global Challenges
Economic and Political Issues
- Produkte aus dem Ausland—billig, aber preiswert?
- Lesestrategien und Tipps zum Hörverständnis
- Produkte aus Entwicklungsländern
- Umweltzustände in Deutschland, Europa und der Welt
- Die Umwelt
- Wasser und Strom sparen
- Geographische Phänomene: Wetter und Klima
II. Science and Technology
Personal Technologies / Social Impacts
- Psychologische Wirkung sozialer Netzwerke
- Der Führerschein
- Strategien für die Zukunft
III. Contemporary Life
Entertainment, Travel, and Leisure
- Urlaub und Reisen
Education and Career
- Was kann man alles nach dem Schulabschluss machen?
- Der Lebenslauf, die Bewerbung und das Vorstellungsgespräch
IV. Personal and Public Identities
Alienation and Integration
- Der Kopftuchstreit
V. National Identity
- Womit identifizieren sich die Deutschen?
- Fußball und Nationalbewusstsein
- Nationale Symbole
VI. Self-Image / Social Customs and Values
- Karneval, Fastnacht, oder Fasching?
- Masken und Kostüme
VII. Families and Communities
- Die Familie damals und heute
- Die Familie im Wandel
- Familie vs. Freunde
- Eigenschaften eines Freundes
- Virtuelle Freundschaften
VIII. Beauty and Aesthetics
- Das Streben nach Schönheit
IX. Language and Literature
- Sehnsucht und Liebe
- Gedichte und Lieder
X. Performing Arts
- Die Unterhaltungsindustrie im Wandel der Zeiten
- Wie ein Film entsteht und Filmkritik
Essential Software: Recording software provided through local school
Required Textbook:College Board does not recommend a specific textbook. “Because world language instruction targets proficiency building, this can be accomplished in multiple ways with or without a specific textbook”. AP Central
Additional Resources/Materials: Access to a headset, microphone, and recording software are necessary to complete listening and speaking assignments. Synchronous conversations are conducted via telephone and web conferencing.
Course Notes: Weighted - Must Take AP Exam (+ indicated Weighted)