7th Grade German
The 7th grade program builds on the 6th grade program. Students will continue to broaden and improve their vocabulary and grammar base through aural/oral and written practice. They will continue to examine the culture of the German-speaking world.
The purpose of language study is to communicate so I can understand others, and they can understand me. Effective communication requires knowing how, when, and why to say what to whom.
Global citizenship requires an ability to communicate in more than one language. An ability to communicate in another language is essential for knowing other people and cultures.
Learning other languages enables an individual to participate in multilingual communities.
An ability to communicate in another language fosters a better understanding of my own language and culture.
Custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
How does learning an additional language help you become a global citizen and enhance your own life?
What are the skills you need in order to understand or communicate in French?
How do the cultures of the world compare to those of the United States?
How does the French language compare to American English?
How would your life be different if you grew up in a francophone (French-speaking) country?
What does the study of an additional language and its cultures teach me about myself?
Course Academic Vocabulary:
Parts of Speech: Noun Pronoun Verb Adjective Adverb Conjunction Article (Definite/Indefinite) Preposition
Noun: Gender (masculine, feminine, neuter) Number (singular, plural)
Verb: Infinitive Conjugate Verb Forms Tense Stem/Root Endings Person (1st, 2nd, 3rd) Verb Chart Helping Verb
Pronoun: Subject Object Stress/Prepositional Formal/Informala Polite/Familiar
Article: Definite/Indefinite Number (singular/plural) Gender (masculine/feminine)
Vocabulary: Cognate/False Cognate (False Friend) Prefix Suffix Stem/Root Negative Interrogative Phrase Syllable Accent Marks Contraction
Sentence Structure: Word Order Inversion Affirmative/Negative Interrogative
Fluency: Intonation Pronunciation Liaison Elision Inflection Accent
Culture: culture (everyday life) Culture (culturally specific)
Course Units / Topics of Study:
Likes, Dislikes, Personality Traits
Family, Locations in Your Community
Masculine, Feminine, Singular, and Plural
Verbs in the Present Tense