German Language Objectives
By the time a student completes a fifth through eighth grade sequence of German, that student should be linguistically and culturally equipped to communicate on a variety of topics in a German-speaking part of the world.
Students will study vocabulary, grammar, and conversation while applying these skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. Students are assessed through a variety of manners including tests, quizzes, projects and oral presentations.
German In and Beyond the Classroom
Students studying German must study, do homework and practice their language daily, and they also have fun!
German students celebrate the first day of school by making Schultueten, cones filled with goodies that German children traditionally receive on the first day of school, and they practice their language when visiting the Christkindlmarkt in downtown Chicago. All fifth through eighth grade German students have the opportunity to take part in an exchange program with German students in Telgte, Germany.