AP German Language and Culture

This course follows the guidelines and procedures specified by the College Board® AP German Language and Culture curriculum. It is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of the German language through the development of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and expanding cultural knowledge.

The course is conducted almost exclusively in German. Students are expected to communicate in German using the three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational) defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. These three modes of communication are the foundation of the AP® German Language and Culture course.

Students in the AP German Language and Culture course should be able to make connections, draw comparisons, move fluidly between their native language and the target language (German), and use German in simulations of real-life settings. Assignments are meant to prepare students for, and emulate, the actual AP exam that they are likely to take upon successful completion of this class. The themes for this course are: global challenges, contemporary life, personal and public identities, families and communities, beauty and aesthetics, science and technology, and writing in German.

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Basic and On Demand are always open for registration.

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SEMESTER 1

Lektion 1: Einführungen

  • What is AP German?
  • AP Exam Introduction
  • Test Prep
  • Thematic Organization
  • Multiple Choice
  • E-mail Response
  • Persuasive Essay
  • Conversation
  • Cultural Comparison

Lektion 2: Globale Herausforderungen

  • Global Challenges
  • Economic Issues
  • Foreign Debt
  • Environmental Issues
  • Views On Environmental Issues
  • Philosophical Thought
  • Religion
  • Population and Demographics
  • Human Migrations
  • Social Welfare
  • Social Awareness
  • Vocabulary for Descriptions
  • Types of Reading

Lektion 3: Modernes Leben

  • Introduction to Contemporary Life
  • Education and Careers
  • Entertainment and Fun
  • Lifestyles
  • Relationships
  • Travel as a Departure
  • Travel as Experience
  • Travel as a Destination
  • Type of Texts
  • Listening Skills
  • Cornell Notes

Lektion 4: Öffentliche Identitäten

  • Introduction to Personal and Public Identities
  • Identity, Language, and Culture
  • Alienation
  • Assimilation
  • Heroes and Historical Figures
  • National Identities
  • Ethnic Identities
  • Personal Beliefs
  • Self-Image
  • Academic Language
  • Argumentative Text
  • Types of Arguments​

SEMESTER 2

Lektion 5: Familie und Gemeinshcaft

  • Intro to Semester 2
  • Introductions to Families and Communities
  • Customs and Traditions
  • Values
  • Education Communities
  • Family Structure
  • Global Citizenship
  • Human Geography
  • Social Networking
  • Introduction to Analysis of Discourse

Lektion 6: Schönheit Ästhetik

  • Beauty and Aesthetics
  • Architecture, Beauty, and Nature
  • Architecture and Beauty
  • Defining Beauty
  • Beauty and Self Esteem
  • Creation and Creativity
  • Fashion
  • Design
  • Language
  • The Experience of Literature
  • Punctuation

Lektion 7: Naturwissenschaft und Technologies

  • Science and Technology
  • Access to Technology
  • Effects of Technology
  • Health, State, and Technology
  • Medicine
  • Innovations
  • Natural Phenomena
  • Science and Ethics
  • Punctuation Marks 2
  • Description Techniques
  • Anglicanism

Lektion 8: Das Schreiben

  • Textual Coherence
  • Cohesion
  • Citation Techniques
  • Transitional Words
  • Punctuation Marks 3
  • The Writing Process
  • Prefix
  • Syllabification 1
  • Syllabification 2
  • Rules of Accentuation 1
  • Rules of Accentuation 2
  • Suffix
  • Idiomatic Expressions