German 1B

Enrollment Message:

Students must have a headset with a microphone.

German 1B is the second semester of a two-semester course. In German 1B, students will continue their language-learning journey by gaining the skills needed to talk about themselves, their immediate environment, and German-speaking communities. Students will learn to share some basic personal information about topics including healthy eating habits, family traditions, and pop culture preferences. In addition, students will gather information about a German-speaking community and use this information for a presentation. To prepare for this students will gain the skills necessary to discuss culture, geography, and governments. The class takes a proficiency-based approach, which is informed by current language acquisition research and the ACTFL performance descriptors for novice language learners. A heavy focus is put on German-speaking cultures around the world, with grammar being learned implicitly through input and meaning-based activities. Throughout the 4 Modules, each containing 3 units, students’ language learning is guided by Can Do statements which focus on specific language abilities, such as "I can greet others and introduce myself." Prerequisites: Michigan Virtual German 1A or at least 1 semester of introductory German German 1A

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to...

  • Recall basic information about German-speaking countries and regions
  • Research and present information about a German-speaking location and its culture
  • Explain food preferences, habits, and practices in their own and German-speaking cultures
  • Discuss celebrations, holiday traditions, and vacations in their own and German-speaking cultures
  • Discuss current events, political and educational systems, and pop culture
  • Compare products, practices, and perspectives of German-speaking cultures with those of their own

Course Outline:

Module 1: Länder, Klimata und Industrien

Module 2: Guten Appetit! Mahlzeit!

Module 3: Feiern wir!

Module 4: Bürger der deutschsprachigen Welt

Resources Included: German courses provide students with a Flipgrid account with which to upload video recordings and interact with classmates for language speaking assignments. Online lesson instruction and activities, opportunities to engage with a certified, online instructor and classmates, when appropriate, and online assessments to measure student performance of course objectives and readiness for subsequent academic pursuits.

Additional Costs: None.

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue transcripts or diplomas. A final score reported as a percentage of total points earned will be sent to students upon completion of a course. Your school mentor is also able to access this score within the Student Learning Portal. Schools may use this score for conversion to their own letter grading system.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, and up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/

This course requires extensive use of an asynchronous audio-visual communication tool called Flipgrid. There is a Michigan Virtual-specific Flipgrid account that is used for this course and will be assigned to students. If students are completing coursework in school, the school's computers and network must be configured properly in order for Flipgrid content to be browsed, recorded, and played back properly.

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at CustomerCare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at customercare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.

Additional Information: Sound card with speakers, microphone or headset is needed with all World Language courses.

Details


School Level: High School
Standards: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages,Michigan World Language Standards and Benchmarks
NCAA Approved: Yes
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location: Brightspace LS
NCES Code: 06201
MDE Endorsement Code: FB - German
MMC Minimum Requirements: World Language

When Offered: (20-21) Fall - 20 Week - Flex

Content Provider: Michigan Virtual
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Plus