Enroll in German 2 with Dolphin STEM Academy
Learning a language is a multi-faceted experience in which you are introduced to a
whole new set of words and ways of expressing yourself with words, along with new
cultures formed by people who have been speaking that language for centuries. The
German-speaking world spans Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and
Liechtenstein in Europe, as well as many other parts of the world.
In German 2A, you’ll be reintroduced to German in common situations, beginning with
describing classes, school friends, teachers, and school supplies. You’ll discuss
different styles of dressing, housing and neighborhoods, and learn about relationships
between family members and friends, students and teachers, and employees and
employer. You’ll also describe daily personal routines and schedules, household
chores, and family responsibilities. Finally, you’ll discuss different types of cuisine,
dining establishments, and dining etiquette. You’ll build on what you learned in the
German 1B course to communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in
German as you internalize new vocabulary and grammar. You’ll also learn about some
regions of the German-speaking world where the central characters of each unit are
visiting. You will build on this semester’s work as you advance in your German studies:
everything that you learn about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will
serve as a foundation for further learning.
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
• Use correct masculine, feminine, and neuter, definite and indefinite articles with
nominative and accusative cases.
• Use interrogative words and question formation, including tag questions, inversion, and negation.
• Use correct adjective endings in nominative and accusative cases.
• Use basic conversational past tense correctly with regular (weak) and irregular (strong) verbs.
• Use conjunctions when expressing likes and dislikes (dass – Ich finde, dass),
including correct word order.
• Express likes and dislikes using nicht and kein, gern haben and nicht gern haben,
gefallen, and finden.
• Differentiate between koennen (knowing how to), wissen (knowing something), and
kennen (to recognize or know someone).
• Use the phrases for giving opinions: Meiner Meinung nach (In my opinion), Wenn
du mich fragst (If you ask me).
• Use modal verbs or verbs of necessity: koennen (can), sollen (should), duerfen (be allowed to).
• Soften commands using the present subjunctive: Wuerden Sie mir bitte einen
Kaffee bringen? (Would you please bring me a coffee?).