In this course, students build on the grammar and language skills that they acquired during their German 1 courses. While reviewing basic grammar skills (e.g., present and past tenses), students learn and study stem-changing verb conjugation and explore cultural themes regarding current events, famous German people, music, and famous festivals. Finally, as with each of our German 1 courses, guided translation exercises, based on various passages and versions of the German Bible, are included at the end of each module, helping students to solidify their understanding, develop translation skills, and explore the context and meaning of select biblical passages.
In the second semester of German 2, students increase their proficiency in communication by forming more complex German sentences in a variety of tenses and using all four cases (nominative, accusative, dative, and genitive). The variety of topics also increases, from exploring different careers to discussing relationships. Cultural themes are intertwined throughout this course, related to going shopping, going to the zoo, and traveling throughout the German-speaking world. As with each of the previous semesters, guided translation exercises, based on various passages and versions of the German Bible, are included at the end of each module, helping students to solidify their understanding, develop translation skills, and explore the context and meaning of select biblical passages.
Please be sure to review the full course syllabus to be sure your student has covered all prerequisite material to be successful. If you have any questions about your student’s readiness to take this course, please enroll your student in the German 2 Pre-Test. This will provide you with accurate placement information so you can request the appropriate level of course for your student’s success.
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA®)
Course Types Available:
- 1 Credit – Full course (1 credit, 12 weeks minimum / 12 months maximum)
- ½ Credit – 1st semester only (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
- ½ Credit – 2nd semester only (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
Biblical Integration Information:
All Creation is held together by the Living Word and is an expression of the Word of God displaying order, design, complexity, and Truth. God communicates His plan, purpose, and provision personally through the written and Living Word and has set patterns and guidelines for human communication. Partially through the skillful use of languages, we can live out the Great Commission and the Greatest Commandment. Rather than succumbing to our fallen nature or focusing on forms or subjects of communication that are in opposition to God, we should seek to grow in wisdom through our study and use of languages while allowing the Holy Spirit to change our hearts bringing our communication in alignment with the person of Jesus Christ. We are responsible to God for evaluating our communication and literacy choices by the standards of God’s Word and using them clearly, creatively, and concisely to deepen our relationship with God and with our fellow-man.
To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”
Required Course Materials:
Microphone and speakers