German 4

UC Scout World Language courses are intended for 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.

This course includes conversation development onĀ topics such as historical and cultural products, challenges facing the global community, making plans for the future, international travel, expressing preferences, visiting historical sites, driving, appropriate work behavior, the cinema, and studying the work of artists. Students will continue to learn grammar concepts such as expressing preferences and dislikes, irregular verbs, the subjunctive, using verbs as nouns, the passive voice, demonstrative adjectives, relative clauses, the narrative past, the past perfect, and the superlative. This class is conducted in German.


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Unit 1

  • Introduction to German 4 Semester 1
  • Traveling by Plane
  • Where Compounds
  • Expressions for Times of Day
  • Preferences and Dislikes

Unit 2

  • Climates
  • Preterite Irregular Verbs
  • Opposites
  • Historical Sites: Useful Phrases
  • Stem-changing Irregular Verbs

Unit 3

  • Driving
  • The Subjunctive
  • Verbs Used as Nouns
  • Demonstrative Adjectives
  • Passive Voic

Unit 4

  • Bad Work Behavior
  • Passive with Modal Verbs
  • Relative Clauses
  • Transitional Words
  • Exclamations

Unit 5

  • Classic Movies
  • Movie Preferences
  • Compound Words
  • The Passive Pluperfect
  • Passive Voice Narrative Past

Unit 6

  • The Work of Filmmakers, Poets, and Authors
  • The Superlative
  • Conjunctions (Coordinating and Subordinating)
  • False Friends
  • Expressing Enthusiasm and Disappointment


Unit 7

  • Introduction to German 4 Semester 2
  • Identity
  • Passive Voice with Modals
  • Expressing Approval and Disapproval
  • Compliments

Unit 8

  • Political Interests
  • (Genitive) Possessives
  • Word Order of Adverbials
  • In The Know
  • Plurals

Unit 9

  • Personal Priorities
  • Modal Verbs with Double Infinitives
  • Responsibilities and Obligations
  • Conversational Past (Perfect Case)
  • Offering Help and Telling What To Do

Unit 10

  • Schooling and Senior Year
  • Past Subjunctive with Modals
  • Justifying Your Answers
  • Past Participles as Adjectives
  • Expressing Obligation

Unit 11

  • Poems & Short Stories
  • Creating Nouns from Verbs
  • The Subjunctive I
  • Past Perfect with Modals
  • Fairy Tales

Unit 12

  • Global Citizenship & Refugees
  • Forming Questions
  • Infinitives Used as Nouns
  • Extending and Responding to an Invitation
  • Relative Pronouns After Prepositions

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