Oklahoma State University

The prerequisite for this class is German I or an equivalent.

German II students build on what they have learned in German I. We are continuing the story of Thomas, the American exchange student, who has to solve a mystery involving his German girlfriend, Anita.
Based on the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning, the objectives for our German II course are:

  • Communication: Students engage in conversations about topics such as Typical German - Typical American?, Giving Directions, Birthday, Shopping. They present information on different topics.
  • Cultures: Students gain an understanding of different German cultural practices and products, for example: Polite Forms, Meals, Public Transportation, Money (Euro), Computers and the German phone system..
  • Connections: Students learn about different aspects of German culture which connect to other disciplines, such as history, math and geography.
  • Comparisons: Students learn about language in general and about the concept of culture by comparing German language and culture to their own.
  • Communities: Students use German beyond the school setting by working with the information from selected German websites.


Syllabus

Course Content
Review Chapter: Students read the story used in German I as a booklet and review German I vocabulary and grammar.
Chapter 11:Polite Forms, Weather, Breakfast, der-Words, Question Words, Past Perfect, Verb Kickers
Chapter 12:Filling out Forms, Suppenkaspar, Vowel-changing Verbs, Verb Kickers, Public Transportation, Euro, Modals
Chapter 13:German Towns, Typical German?, Rooms and Furniture, Comparisons, Reflexive Verbs, Two-Way Prepositions
Chapter 14:nach vs. zu, Simple Past, Adjective Endings, gern, Telephone, Berlin, German-Americans
Chapter 15:Immigrants in Germany, Giving Directions, Future Tense, Verb Endings, Simple Past
Chapter 16:Hamburg, German History to 1914, Body, Metric System, Infinitives with zu, Vowel-changing Verbs, A German Pirate, Separated Verbs
Chapter 17:Ordinal Numbers, Birthday, Modals without 2nd Verb, Demonstrative Pronouns
Chapter 18:Fairy Tale, Participles of Be-er Verbs, Shopping, Subjunctive, Vacation