During this course, you will learn more advanced German vocabulary and
grammar. We will incorporate listening, speaking, and reading activities
in addition to written assignments. Most of the readings you will
encounter in this course are written auf Deutsch. The course
topics include hobbies and interests, outdoor activities, holidays and
celebrations, communication, computers, health, occupations, and cars.
You will learn to use correct verb forms (conjugation), principal parts
of regular and irregular verbs, and the past perfect tense; correctly
apply adjective endings; use adjectives as nouns; properly distinguish
between prepositions that can take either the accusative or dative case;
expand use of verbs that are used with specific prepositions and verbs
that require use of the dative; and identify and properly use
coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.View TEKS.
Required Textbooks (Sold separately):
o Kraft, Wolfgang S. Deutsch Aktuell 2 (2010). Saint Paul: EMC/Paradigm Publishing. ISBN 978-0-8219-5206-1.
o Kraft, Wolfgang S. Deutsch Aktuell 2 Workbook (2010). Saint Paul: EMC/Paradigm Publishing. ISBN 978-0-8219-5475-1.
For recording: A computer with the ability to record an MP3 file.
File formatting software: You may use any software that you already have, or download free software. Audio files submitted for grading must be in MP3 format (e.g. audiofile.mp3) and 2 MB or less in file size.
We have tested the following recording/formatting software in various platforms:
o WINDOWS: Audacity (additional free MP3 plug-in download required) or My MP3 Recorder
o MAC: Garage Band or Audacity
Please refer to your software help files for specific instructions on how to format your audio file.