german world language

german world language

Introduction phase

We teach according to the framework plan of the Central Office for Schools Abroad.

It understands is a fundamental curricular contribution to a modern and comprehensive overall concept school work.

The holistic and complex language and school work on which the framework plan is based concept of communication mean that teaching and learning situations in teaching and learning have to be concrete and can be created for specific actions. This means for the planning of teaching projects that (Partial) competences are not trained individually and in an isolated and systematic manner, but that based on complex tasks that are important in terms of life and communication, creating diverse and age-appropriate learning opportunities.

The communicative competence to be aimed at is developed in a way that is suitable for Foreign language teaching in a general way is divided into the following categories:

  • listening-understanding/listening-seeing
  • Taking part in conversations
  • Speak coherently
  • Reading comprehension
  • Letter
  • Language assessment

To act communicatively, i.e. according to one's own intentions and appropriate to the situation and to realize or acquire corresponding (partial) competences in the sense described above there is a need for linguistic means in the “classical” fields:

  • Pronunciation / Intonation
  • Orthography
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar

In the classroom ‘German as a foreign language', the above-mentioned structural.

Objective: Preparation for examination phases

In our schools the following tests and exams are carried out:
AATG -NGE (National German Examination) tests levels 1,2, 3, and 4.
Structure and content: Each stage of the examination consists of 100 multiple-choice questions, divided into two parts, each with 50 questions. The listening and viewing part is 40 minutes long and consists of a series of short audio and video segments. The reading part is 45 minutes long and consists of print texts, including graphics and images. All materials used in the test are from authentic sources. Participants will be informed about the login procedure for this test and a Practice test explained and carried out.

In addition, we offer various tests from the Central Office for Schools Abroad (ZfA) who can lead to the German Language Diploma (DSD).
A1 comparative work, DSD I – level A2/B1 and DSD II – level B2/C1 test.
The DSD/A2 test consists of four parts that have to be practiced in class.

  • Reading comprehension
  • listening comprehension
  • Written expression (essay)
  • Oral expression (2 parts, free speech and a short one chosen with the help of the teacher) Presentation

If the students pass the German Language Diploma B1-DSD I, they have the linguistic Qualification for studies at a German university of applied sciences.

With the passed German Language Diploma C1-DSD II, they have completed the US Abitur/ College degree with their qualification to study at a German university. For both of these, you need in Germany no other language test will be taken.

We offer specific one-year classes for AP German (Advanced Placement for College Board).

Preliminary stage Pre-K (4 years)

Games, music, and listening comprehension.

The first learning goal in the pre-school is listening comprehension. A further goal, which falls under the listening comprehension, is the recognition of initial and final sounds, as well as the comparison Initial and final sounds of different words. The second learning objective is speaking. As far as possible, lessons should only be in German. The language of the teacher should be short, limit clear sentences. The teachers must demonstrate in front of the children and Illustrative material to clarify the vocabulary.

The TPR (Total Physical Response) – method is here as in the preliminary stage the most successful and most interesting for the children. By playing stories, fairy tales, songs, and everyday Situations by the teacher and imitation by the children, vocabulary is learned. The vocabulary should be adapted to the age of the children. Children's books, games, and toys are available for the lessons.

Kindergarten A.0 (approx. 5-6 years)

Games, music and listening comprehension, reading and writing

The first learning goal in kindergarten is still listening to comprehension. A further goal, which is described under the listening comprehension falls, is the recognition of initial and final sounds, and the comparison of Initial and final sounds of different words. The second learning objective is speaking. Writing and reading comprehension is the third learning objective, especially in 5 and 6-year-old children. As far as possible, lessons should only be in German. The language of the teacher should be short, limit clear sentences. The teachers must demonstrate in front of the children and Illustrative material to clarify the vocabulary.

The TPR (Total Physical Response) – method is here as in the preliminary stage the most successful and most interesting for the children. By playing stories, fairy tales, songs, and everyday Situations by the teacher and imitation by the children, vocabulary is learned.

The vocabulary should be adapted to the age of the children.

The following vocabulary should be acquired: greetings, numbers, colors, family, body parts, animals, food, fruit, shapes (triangle, circle, etc.), seasons, vehicles, holidays, etc. Adjectives and verbs are derived from the vocabulary fields mentioned above.

To deepen your vocabulary, you should learn songs, short poems, rhymes, and games to help you. When developing a new vocabulary, care should be taken to ensure that the students correct genera (der, die, das) to learn to a noun.

The following textbooks are available:

  • Fabuli- Anfangsunterricht Deutsch (Klett Verlag)
  • Fabuli- Teacher's manual (Klett Verlag)
  • Fabuli – Audio-CD (Klett Verlag)
  • Toys and games

Basic level A1.1 (approx. 7-9 years)

Basic level A1.2 (approx. 10-12 years)

Beginner Level for High School ( age 14-16 )

The focus is on communication and speaking.

Grammar is not the main focus, but the first simple concepts should be introduced especially if it is a beginner class with older children and a higher language level.

The structure and content of the textbooks at this level basically took our curriculum.

The word areas mentioned in the preliminary stages are to be expanded here, in so far as they correspond to belong to the children's sphere of life. The verbally acquired knowledge is now to be put into practice through writing exercises to be consolidated.

For our students, writing essays is the most difficult and must be done at the beginning, for example e.g. by invitations, e-mail replies, etc. We offer our students sufficient material for practice purposes is available.
If the class consists of heterogeneous groups, written exercises must be completed during Lesson time a good method. The best is when the exercises are done as a group or in partner work must be developed. Here, station work is also a good teaching method.

The grammatical structures should be in the structure and harmony of the textbooks can be developed. For example the position of the verb in the sentence, the main clause, W-question words, the introduction of subordinate clauses, that-phrases, relative clause, Weil-phrases (causal clause), Comparison sentence, verb conjugations of the regular and irregular verbs (mean, live, come, be, have).

If the linguistic ability of the students is present, this level should be extended to all Cases Pupils are introduced to the A1 comparison test (for ages 9 -12).

AATG-NGE Level 1 can be prepared and may be taken if the linguistic ability of the students is present. Students must be at least 12-13 years old. For this purpose, our students should bring their laptops to class.

The following textbooks are available.

  • Magnet neu A1 coursebook with an audio CD, (Klett Verlag)
  • Workbook, teacher's booklet and test book (Klett Verlag)
  • Children's books, fairy tale books, (Klett Verlag) Pixi books are available to the students.
  • Klasse! A1 Augmented, coursebook and workbook for High School.repetition/supplementary level of the basic level (if necessary)

Assessment phase 1:
Target:
AATG – National German Examination Level 1 (ca.12-14 years)
A 1 Comparison work (approx. 9 – 12 years)

Intermediate Level A2.1

Intermediate Level A2.2

Intermediate Level for High school ( age 16-17)

Students who have been in the A1 class have already been assigned to a curriculum by using the Textbooks. New students should continue where the whole class is (if possible and if language skills are already available). The preferred textbook for this level is Magnet new A2 and we take the curriculum. For High School we take Klasse! A2 and the curriculum. In addition, regional studies through Film clips and practicing a presentation after consultation with the teacher. Writing essays is the most difficult and needs to be practiced. Here we give our students an essay on structure and structure a lot of help.

Since the students' sphere of life has expanded considerably, the vocabulary must be systematical can be extended.

The preparation for the AATG- Level 2 Test and A2/B1 DSDI should start here depending on the age and level of knowledge of the students.

The following textbooks are available.

  • Magnet neu A2 coursebook with an audio CD, (Klett Verlag)
  • Workbook, teacher's booklet, and test booklet. (Klett Verlag)
  • Klasse! A2 Augmented for High School students with coursebooks and workbooks. German Vocabulary & Grammar A2 (Huber Verlag)
  • How to get to the DSD I -exercise and test book (Klett Verlag)
  • Reading books like “‘Poor Anna, Linda's Dream, Julian Shows Courage,” “And You Call That Courage,” “Teen Readers (DaF) “,” Neue Reise Neue Abenteuer,” are available to the students.

Exam stage 2:
Aim:
AATG -NGE Level 2 (approx.13-14 years)
A2

Advanced intermediate level B1

In this advanced German class, the students should already have a good knowledge of German. have. Besides grammar, vocabulary exercises, and reading of more difficult texts, you should also idiomatic expressions and more complicated sentence structures are practiced. Editing of Short films and movies complement the lessons. Also, German literature, history, and regional studies are offered and the practice of a presentation on a given topic.

In Advance DaF lessons the following topics and experience areas are to be considered and to be specified in concrete terms in a way appropriate to the age of the child:

  • Environment in Germany
  • Digital World in Germany
  • Migration to and integration in Germany

Preparation for tests is a big part of this class. Students can prepare for the AATG

Level 3, as well as the B1-DSD I and, can also be carried out if the linguistic ability of the students is present.

The following textbooks are available:

  • Magnet neu B1 coursebook with an audio CD, (Klett Verlag)
  • Workbook, teacher's booklet, and test booklet. (Klett Verlag)
  • How to get to the DSD I -exercise and test book (Klett Verlag)
  • German as a foreign language grammar exercises B1 (Langenscheidt Grammar Training)
  • Reading books “Ohne Handy”, “Feuerspiele”, (publishing house on the Ruhr), “Mueller auf Rügen”.
  • (Langenscheidt) as well as “Der zerbrochene Krug”, “Kleider machen Leute”, “Die Leiden des jungen Werthers” (Klett Verlag), are available to the students.

Exam phase 3:
Aim:
AATG -NGE Level 3 (approx.14-16 years)
A2 / B1 DSD I

AP German Language and Culture Exam ( College Board)

After the B1 DSDI test students can take the AP German course.This course will prepare students to successfully take the AP Exam and/or college placement tests by emphasizing the 3 modes of communication in written and spoken forms and formal and informal settings. which will end with the exam of the College Board in which we guide our students through the process.

Students will be prepared in World Language and Culture German.

AP Syllabus

Length of course: 1-2 years

German AP is a language course that prepares the student to take the ACTFL AP Exam. This exam is administered in May.

The AP Exam tests in all four skill areas on the highest level. There are:

  • Various listening parts
  • Various reading parts
  • Various listening & reading parts combined
  • Task 1: Email writing
  • Task 2: Essay writing
  • Task 3: Taking part in a conversation
  • Task 4: oral presentation about a cultural comparison

Resources come from various sources like magazines, movies, web-sides, books.

Course Content:

  • Unit 1: Families in Different Societies
  • Unit 2: The Influence of Language and Culture on Identity
  • Unit 3: Influences Beauty and Art
  • Unit 4: How Science and Technology affects our Life
  • Unit 5: Factors that Impact the Qualityu of Life
  • Unit 6: Environmental, Political and Societal Challenges

AP German World Language and Culture Exam (approx 16-17 years)

Higher Level B2 and C1

In this very advanced German class students have already achieved very good German language skills. Besides grammar, vocabulary exercises, and reading of more difficult texts idiomatic expressions and more complicated sentence order should also be practiced. Also, German literature, history, and regional studies should be offered. Editing of Short films and movies complement the lessons. Project work is also practiced here, such as the presentation of a project in Power-point.
Discussion, debate, and exchange of views are important in class.
In the advanced B2/C1 DaF lessons the following topics and experience areas are Covered and concretize them in a way appropriate to their age:

  • Environment in Germany
  • Digital World in Germany
  • Migration and Immigration to Germany

The following textbooks are available:

  • German expression extension, consolidation, consolidation grammar “Sag' Besser”, workbook B1-C1 (Huber publishing house)
  • How to get to the DSD II -exercise and test book (Klett Verlag)

Assessment phase 3:
Target:
AATG-NGE 4 (ca.15-17 years)
B2/C1 DSD II (approx. 16-17 years)

We teach German in the best way for each child to reach their fullest potential

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