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 2B, you’ll be reintroduced to German in common situations, beginning with
various professions and career plans for the future. You’ll discuss traveling to various
regions and the flora and fauna found in each region and describe types of trips,
including road trips, camping, and ecotourism. You’ll also describe hobbies, activities,
and crafts that people enjoy. Finally, you’ll discuss medical specialists, including
dentists and veterinarians, and symptoms related to illness and injury. You’ll build on
what you learned in the German 2A 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 two-way prepositions (in, an, auf) to express motion (accusative) or location (dative).
• Recognize and use verb/preposition associations (ich bewerbe mich um, ich
erkundige mich nach, and ich beschaeftige mich mit).
• Form clauses that begin with interrogatives and conjunctions, where the conjugative
verb is in final position: wo (where), wer (who), weil (because), dass (that), and ob (if).
• Use verbs describing animal sounds: bellen (bark), miauen (meow), singen (sing), etc.
• Review gerunds: das schwimmen (swimming), das spielen (playing), and das essen (eating).
• Use conversational past and narrative past to describe a trip and discuss the differences.
• Use verbs of preference (gefallen), including a focus on word order and dative attributes.
• Sequence words to describe events with respect to time (erst, dann, and als Erste).
• Use reflexive/dative verbs to speak of physical and emotional conditions, including
sich freuen, sich fuehlen, wehtun, verletzen, brechen, and verstauchen.
• Use transitive and intransitive verbs of motion.
• Use contrasting expressions that do and do not use subjunctive (Wie waere es mit?
Wie steht’s mit?).