German 1

UC Scout World Language courses are intended for middle and high school students. Each UC Scout World Language course is based on the themes of Global Challenges, Beauty and Aesthetics, Families and Communities, Personal and Public Identities, Contemporary Life, and Science and Technology. UC Scout World Language courses are standards and proficiency-based, weaving the California World Languages Standards of Communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational), Cultures, and Connections with the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards Comparisons and Communities into each level of instruction. Conversational practice is a requirement in World Language courses. To meet this expectation, students will meet with their instructor, via Zoom, for a total of three sessions throughout the term. These conversations, called "Interpersonal Communication Assignments," allow students the opportunity to engage in spontaneous discussions in the target language with immediate support and feedback.

Topics for this course include greetings, the alphabet, numbers, describing one's home, physical characteristics, foods, school, calendars, clothing, free-time activities, social networks, healthcare, and transportation. Students will also learn about major holidays and cultural celebrations, as well as understand and respond to simple commands and questions. This class is taught in German and English.


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Unit 1

  • Greetings
  • Expressing how you are
  • The Alphabet
  • Articles
  • Numbers
  • Personal Pronouns
  • Age
  • Introductions
  • Expressing where you are from
  • Expressing where you live

Unit 2

  • Colors
  • Physical Characteristics
  • Physical Descriptions
  • Family

Unit 3

  • Jobs and Work
  • Friends and Attributes
  • Personality Traits
  • Email

Unit 4

  • My House
  • Household Items
  • Food and Beverages
  • Eating in a Restaurant


Unit 5

  • School Subjects
  • Classroom Objects
  • Time
  • Days of the Week
  • Numbers 100-10,000

Unit 6

  • Months and Seasons
  • Weather
  • Dates

Unit 7

  • Clothing
  • Music

Unit 8

  • Chores
  • Hobbies
  • Free Time Activities
  • Sport

Unit 9

  • Special Occasions-Birthdays
  • Social Networks

Unit 10

  • Body Parts
  • Ailments
  • Health Care Routines

Unit 11

  • Places in a City
  • Directions

Unit 12

  • Modes of Transportation
  • Public Transportation

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