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German III, Part 1 (WLG320A)

German III, Part 1 (WLG320A)

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Quick Overview

This course expands the scope of concepts and information that students mastered in the German I and II courses and aligns with national ACTFL standards. Students learn increasingly complex grammatical constructions, such as present, imperfect, perfect, and future tenses; reflexive and modal verbs; prepositions; conjunctions; relative pronouns; and adjective endings.

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Course Overview

Students build on their German-language skills, learning vocabulary and grammatical concepts to participate in meaningful conversations. They learn cultural information about numerous aspects of life (present and past) in German-speaking countries. Course strategies include warm-up activities, vocabulary study, reading, threaded discussions, multi-media presentations, self-checks, practice activities and games, oral and written assignments, projects, quizzes, and exams.


Course Outline


Unit 1: Ferien

  • Themes: vacations, travel, and leisure time
  • Tenses (present, imperfect, perfect, and future)
  • Conjunctions
  • Cultural topics: German automobiles and the Romantic Road.

Unit 2: Gesund Leben

  • Themes: healthy living, body parts, and family members
  • Grammar lessons: cases and reflexive verbs
  • Cultural topics: health care and Roman baths in Germany

Unit 3: Rechte und Pflichten

  • Themes: rights and responsibilities, household chores, university study, and military service
  • Grammar lessons: two-way prepositions, da-/wo- compounds, and modals
  • Cultural topics: universities and military service in German-speaking countries

Unit 4: Miteinander Leben

  • Themes: personal relationships, appearance, and emotions
  • Grammar lessons: relative pronouns, reflexives, dative verbs, and wenn
  • Cultural topics: East and West Germany, past and present

Unit 5: Märchen

  • Themes: fairy tales and animals
  • Grammar lessons: imperfect and adjective endings
  • Cultural topics: Grimm Brothers and Romanticism


Unit 1: Medien

  • Themes: media, advertising, and computers
  • Grammar lessons on the subjunctive (würde, past subjunctive, and modals in subjunctive)
  • Cultural topics: propaganda and the role of English in advertising

Unit 2: Meine Kindheit

  • Themes: childhood and generations
  • Grammar lessons: non-past subjunctive, and wenn, wann, als, and ob
  • Cultural topics: advice columns

Unit 3: Meine Zukunft

  • Themes: your future, study, and occupations
  • Grammar lessons: relative pronouns and infinitive phrases
  • Cultural topics: foreigners

Unit 4: Guten Appetit

  • Themes: food and drink, cooking, and shopping
  • Grammar lessons: passive, commands, and modals
  • Cultural topics: restaurant customs and regional foods

Unit 5: Die Umwelt

  • Themes: environment, recycling, and the European Union
  • Grammar lessons: verbs as nouns, plus a grammar review
  • Cultural topics: public transportation, recycling, and renewable energy

Additional Information

Course Length 4 Months
Prerequisites N/A
Course Materials No
Course Start Date

Courses Taught by a K12 Teacher

Courses with a teacher have designated start dates throughout Fall, Spring, and Summer. Full-year courses last 10 months and semester courses last 4 months. Courses are taught by teachers in K12 International Academy. For details on start dates, click here.

Teacher Assisted Yes, this course is taught by a K12 International Academy teacher. If you are looking for a teacher-supported option with additional flexibility and year-round start dates, click here to learn about the Keystone School, another K12 online private schooling option.
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Hardware and Browsers (Minimum Recommendations)

Windows OS

  • CPU: 1.8 GHz or faster processor (or equivalent)

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher

  • At this time our users are encouraged not to upgrade to Windows 10 or Edge (the new browser)


Mac OS

  • CPU: PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster processor; Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher (Safari is not supported!)

Internet Connections

It is highly recommended that a broadband connection be used instead of dial up.