Full-year course. This course builds on the foundation established in German I. Over the course of the year, students will learn how to shop for clothes in a German-speaking country, how to talk about their emotions and ask how others are doing, learn more about foods and the traditions surrounding them, and they will be able to talk about films they’ve seen. To accomplish these communicative tasks, they will learn the accompanying grammatical structures. Students will use skills in the following areas and build global competency skills for future careers and experience based on the World-readiness Standards for Learning Languages from the ACTFL: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.
Click here to read about the Well-Trained Mind Academy's approach to world language learning. Note: We do not offer a delayed section for this course due to the live interaction that is key to learning language.
We recommend that students enrolling in German II be comfortable with the topics covered in Grammar II. Grammar instruction is not a pre- or co-requisite, however we have found that students are more successful learning a new language when they have a strong understanding of grammar rules. Use the placement tests found in our grammar course descriptions to find the appropriate grammar course for your student.
Prerequisite: German I; German II Placement Test