German 1B (Grades 6-8)

Enrollment Message:

Students will require a computer device and/or headphones with speakers and a microphone. Students are required to contact their instructor to schedule one or more live speaking assessments during the course.

This is the second semester of a two-semester course sequence. German I stresses the correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, and speaking ability. As communication skills develop, the course includes additional vocabulary and basic grammar necessary for limited reading and writing. The course includes application, problem solving, higher-order thinking skills, and performance-based, open-ended assessments with rubrics. Prerequisites:  German 1A (Grades 6-8) or the equivalent of a half-year of middle school German

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

  • Interpret aural, written, and visual messages in the German language.
  • Interact by speaking and writing.
  • Investigate the practices, products, and perspectives of the German-speaking cultures.
  • Apply their knowledge of German language to reinforce and expand knowledge of other subject areas.
  • Recognize the common and unique views and contributions of the German language and its cultures.
  • Explain the similarities and differences between German language and English.
  • Explain the similarities and differences between German culture and the students’ native culture.
  • Examine ways to use the German language personally and professionally.

Course Outline:

Module 9: Mein Zimmer

Module 10: zu Hause helfen

Module 11: Wie sehe ich aus?

Module 12: Meine Familie

Module 13: Essen und Trinken

Module 14: ein Grillfest machen

Module 15: die Klamotten

Module 16: das Wetter

Resources Included: 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 diplomas. A final score out of total points earned will be submitted to your school mentor 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, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements:

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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: Basic technology skills necessary to locate and share information and files as well as interact with others in a Learning Management System (LMS), include the ability to:

  • Download, edit, save, convert, and upload files
  • Download and install software
  • Use a messaging service similar to email
  • Communicate with others in online discussion or message boards, following basic rules of netiquette
  • Open attachments shared in messages
  • Create, save, and submit files in commonly used word processing program formats and as a PDF
  • Edit file share settings in cloud-based applications, such as Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides
  • Save a file as a .pdf
  • Copy and paste and format text using your mouse, keyboard, or an html editor’s toolbar menu
  • Insert images or links into a file or html editor
  • Search for information within a document using Ctrl+F or Command+F keyboard shortcuts
  • Work in multiple browser windows and tabs simultaneously
  • Activate a microphone or webcam on your device, and record and upload or link audio and/or video files
  • Use presentation and graphics programs
  • Follow an online pacing guide or calendar of due dates
  • Use spell-check, citation editors, and tools commonly provided in word processing tool menus
  • Create and maintain usernames and passwords

Additional Information: Students are required to contact their instructor to schedule one or more live speaking assessments during the course.


School Level: Middle School
Standards: Michigan World Language Standards and Benchmarks
NCAA Approved: N/A - Grade Level
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location: Michigan Virtual (Brightspace)
NCES Code: 24250
MDE Endorsement Code: FB - German
MMC Minimum Requirements: World Language

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: Michigan Virtual
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Plus