German 1: 1 Credit, MHS
This is a beginning course that will introduce the student to German. In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Throughout the course, students learn to express themselves using an ever-increasing vocabulary. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is incorporated in an attempt to help the learner focus on the German speaking world and the culture, people, geographical locations and histories. No Prerequisite, but 10th grade students may only take this course as a 2nd World Language. They are required to continue studying their main World Language.
German 2: 1 Credit, Ames
For ninth grade students signifying the third phase of the German program. The four major linguistic skills are further developed through a variety of media. Special emphasis is placed on communicating in German so that students are prepared to meet New York State standards.
German 3: 1 Credit, MHS
This course signifies the start of the fourth year of the German program. The major areas of communicating in German are reinforced by exploring a wide range of topics involving the German speaking countries. All students will take the Checkpoint B German Assessment in June.
German 4: 1 Credit, MHS
This post-Regents year allows eleventh grade students the time to prepare themselves for the AP exam for German the following year. Students use German to learn about Germany, its neighbors and related current events. German literature plays an important role in rounding out students' knowledge of German and Germanic culture. This course will begin to prepare students for the Advanced Placement German Exam that will be taken at the end of German 13 AP. This is also a prerequisite for College German
College German : 1 Credit, MHS; 6 College Credits, St. John's University
This course is intended for students who have completed German 4 Accelerated with an average of 85 or higher. The syllabus is similar to an intermediate college language course. Upon successful completion of this two-semester course, the payment of all required college fees, and the meeting of all college registration deadlines, students will be granted college credit. Although transfer credits cannot be guaranteed in advance, all but a few colleges will accept the credits. Transfer-credit policies vary from college to college. As a result, the student may be granted advanced standing, waiver of a requirement, elective credit or a combination of these. If a student has questions about credit, it is recommended to contact the college/university directly. Students are required to purchase the textbook (cost between $100-$150).
AP German Language & Culture: 1 Credit, MHS
This Advanced Placement language course is for students who have completed German 4 Accelerated. This highly rigorous course focuses on enhancing the skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) needed for the Advanced Placement German Language exam. All students will be required to take the AP exam in May. Students must complete a summer assignment. Failure to complete all course requirements, including participation in all AP exams, will result in the loss of AP course designation on a student’s transcript and AP weighting will NOT be applied.