German III Syllabus
GERMAN III SYLLABUS 2012-13
Name: Nick Eli
Phone: (309) 793-5950 ext. 1221
Best times to be reached: M-F 7:30-8:00 a.m. and 3:25-4:00 p.m.
In the German III course emphasis is given to the development of reading comprehension and cultural understanding with continued attention to conversational skills.
Student Learning Objectives / Outcomes (Based on ISLC or CCSS)
The national standards for learning a foreign language are Communication, Culture, Comparisons, Connections, and Communities. Throughout our study of the German language and culture we will explore each of these areas as well as the IL state standards.
#28 Written and oral communication using the target language
#29 Learning about different cultures and connections
#30 Using the target language inside and outside the target language
German III is a year-long course. Successful completion of terms 1 and 2 is required in order to continue with the German III program. To satisfy college requirements it is strongly recommended that students complete at least a three or four-year language sequence of the same language while in high school. College entrance and exit requirements vary. The prerequisite for German III is the successful completion of German II.
Units 6-12 of the Level II textbook will be covered during this course. Assignments include quizzes, readings, chapter tests, daily assignments, writings, workbook assignments, role-plays, and projects related to certain textbook units. There will be a final exam at the end of each semester.
Pacing Chart for German III
1st Quarter 3rd Quarter
Week 1 Review from German II Weeks 1-4 Chapter 9
Weeks 2-5 Chapter 6 Weeks 5-9 Chapter 10
Weeks 6-9 Chapter 7
2nd Quarter 4th Quarter
Weeks 1 Chapter 7 Weeks 1-3 Chapter 10
Weeks 2-6 Chapter 8 Weeks 4-8 Chapter 11 Menu project
Weeks 7-9 Chapter 9 / Review / Finals Week 9 Review / Finals
Students will need the following materials for class: the textbook Komm Mit III is provided by the district and will be handed out at the beginning of this course. If lost, the cost of a replacement text is approximately $65.00. A student workbook is also provided for use during the course. A replacement workbook costs approximately $15.00. Students should keep a separate notebook for German class and are provided with a folder to keep all past assignments until the end of the year. Student work may be completed in pen or pencil.
Instructional Procedures and Support
Methods of delivery include but are not limited to: lecture, cooperative learning groups, computer work, role-playing, and peer coaching. Teaching strategies include: note taking, graphic organizers, peer-teaching, listening activities, educational video sequences, overhead displays, and other methods as they apply.
Students are expected to bring all supplies to class every day including the textbook (Komm Mit, Level III), their Komm Mit workbook, their notebook or binder, and a pen or a pencil. Students are expected to work to their ability level and to participate in all class activities. Homework assignments will be given on a daily basis. Students are expected to complete all work on time. Good attendance and punctuality are essential for success in this course. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule an appointment with the teacher to make up ALL missed work within two days of after an excused absence.
Grades in German class are based on percentage points. These points come from the following areas: quizzes, unit tests, class projects, homework, and daily contributions to class activities. Final assessments will be given at the end of each semester.
|Grading SystemDistrict Grading Scale:A 90-100B 80-89
|Homework policy (Department policy)…
The average of the above grades will count as 90% and the final exam will count as 10% of the final grade.