Prerequisite: Successful completion of Honors German 2 and teacher recommendation.
Grade Level: 10-12
Third year German focuses on enhancing the student’s ability to communicate in speech and writing beyond simple survival language. The 3rd year is taught almost exclusively in German. Instruction includes oral proficiency through conversation and TPRS*. Some traditional methods and activities will be included as well. Students will gain listening proficiency through stories, video, and teacher input. Increasingly detailed readings, which will require familiarity with more complex grammatical forms and extended vocabulary, will be explored to build reading skills. Students are encouraged to express their thoughts competently in letters and in compositions of greater length. Through an examination of art, politics, literature, and music, the student will be encouraged to begin to see the world from the German point of view. Honors German 3 will move at a faster pace and go into greater depth than German 3. [*TPRS=Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling.]