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LEARNING GERMAN AT FIS

PRE-PRIMARY, PRIMARY, GRADE 1 - BEGINNERS
By the end of this course, the beginning learner will be able to:
Listening
· follow two-step directions and respond to familiar questions

Speaking

· respond to questions using German phrases; communicate with simple language patterns


PRE-PRIMARY, PRIMARY – ADVANCED/FLUENT

By the end of this course, the advanced learner will be able to:
Listening

· understand detailed questions and follow multi-step directions
Speaking
· speak confidently and use vocabulary flexibly; name with complex phrases (everyday language)


GRADE 1 – ADVANCED/FLUENT

By the end of this course, the learner will be able to:
Reading
· read topic related words with guidance; describe story line and make predictions

Writing
· write 1-2 sentences about familiar topic using key vocabulary, familiar words and resources provided




GRADE 2 GERMAN – INTERMEDIATE 2
Oral Communication
· understand and respond to speech in familiar and new contexts, with some contextual support
· use basic vocabulary to discuss personal and prepared academic topics
· use sentence level speech
· conjugate regular verbs in present tense

Reading
· read with correct pronunciation
· demonstrate comprehension of written material

Writing
· write sentences about personal and prepared academic topics
· use present tense forms of regular and irregular verbs
· spell basic vocabulary accurately

GRADE 2 GERMAN – INTERMEDIATE 3
Oral Communication
· understand and respond to connected speech about familiar and unfamiliar topics
· use varied vocabulary to describe personal and academic topics
· begin to use connected speech in everyday social and academic situations
· conjugate regular verbs in present tense and attempt past tense
Reading
· read with correct pronunciation
· demonstrate comprehension of easy readers with guidance
Writing
· write sentences about personal and prepared academic topics
· conjugate regular and irregular verbs in present tense and attempt past tense
· spell basic vocabulary accurately


GRADE 2 GERMAN - BEGINNERS
Oral Communication
· understand simple questions and commands about familiar topics
· show comprehension when read or spoken to
· follow directions with familiar instructions
· use a limited number of isolated words, simple phrases or memorized expressions
· ask and answer simple questions
Reading
· read simple words with correct pronunciation
· comprehend the meaning of simple written material
· follow simple written instructions
Writing
· copy words and phrases with accuracy
· begin to spell basic words correctly
· write simple words and familiar phrases


GRADE 2 GERMAN – INTERMEDIATE 1
Oral Communication
· understand familiar and some new sentence-level language with contextual support
· use basic language in a limited number of everyday social and academic situations
· begin to conjugate present tense of regular verbs
Reading
· read with correct pronunciation
· demonstrate comprehension of written material
Writing
· write short, simple sentences about prepared topics
· use present tense of regular verbs
· spell basic vocabulary accurately



GRADE 3 GERMAN – INTERMEDIATE 1
Oral Communication
· understand familiar and some new sentence-level language with contextual support
· use basic language in a limited number of everyday social and academic situations
· begin to conjugate present tense of regular verbs
Reading
· write short simple sentence about prepared topics
· demonstrate comprehension of written material
· use reference materials
Writing
· write short simple sentences about prepared topics
· use present tense of regular verbs
· spell basic vocabulary accurately



GRADE 3 GERMAN – INTERMEDIATE 2
Oral Communication
· understand and respond to speech in familiar and new contexts, with some contextual support
· use basic vocabulary to discuss personal and prepared academic topics
· use sentence level speech
· conjugate regular verbs in present tense
Reading
· read with correct pronunciation
· demonstrate comprehension of written material
· use reference materials
Writing
· write sentences about personal and academic topics
· use present tense of regular and some irregular verbs
· spell basic vocabulary accurately



GRADE 2 GERMAN – ADVANCED/FLUENT
Oral Communication
· comprehend main ideas and most details in connected speech on a variety of topics
· communicate ideas and thoughts clearly and confidently
· use age appropriate vocabulary when talking about general and academic topics
· show good control of present and past tenses
Reading
· decode written material successfully using context, grammar and phonic cues
· read early reader books with fluency
· learn and share information from reading
· begin to interpret meaning with guidance
Writing
· write several sentences on a topic
· use present and past tense correctly
· begin to apply punctuation and capitalization rules
· spell basic words correctly

GRADE 3 GERMAN - BEGINNERS
Oral Communication
· understand simple questions and commands about familiar topics
· show comprehension when read or spoken to
· follow directions with familiar instructions
· use a limited number of isolated words, simple phrases or memorized expressions
Reading
· read simple words with correct pronunciation
· comprehend the meaning of simple written materials
· follow written instructions
Writing
· copy words and phrases with accuracy
· write simple words and familiar phrases
· spell basic words correctly
· begin to capitalize nouns


GRADE 3 GERMAN – INTERMEDIATE 3
Oral Communication
· understand and respond to connected speech about familiar and unfamiliar topics
· use varied vocabulary to describe personal and academic topics
· begin to use connected speech in everyday social and academic situations
· conjugate regular verbs in present tense and attempt past tense
Reading
· read with correct pronunciation
· demonstrate comprehension of easy readers
· use reference materials
Writing
· write connected sentences about personal and academic topics
· conjugate regular and some irregular verbs in present tense and attempt past tense
· begin to apply basic spelling rules

GRADE 3 GERMAN – ADVANCED/FLUENT
Oral Communication
· comprehend main ideas and most details in connected speech on a variety of topics
· communicate ideas and thoughts clearly and confidently
· use age appropriate vocabulary when talking about general and academic topics
· show good control of present and past tense
Reading
· decode written material successfully using context, grammar and phonic cues
· read easy chapter books with fluency
· learn and share information from reading
· interpret meaning (sequence, characters) with guidance
Writing
· write short fiction, descriptions and poetry with guidance
· use present and past tense correctly
· edit for capitalization and punctuation
· apply basic spelling rules


GRADE 4 GERMAN - BEGINNERS
Oral Communication
· understand simple questions and commands about familiar topics
· show comprehension when read or spoken to
· follow directions with familiar instructions
· use a limited number of isolated words, simple phrases or memorized expressions
· ask and answer simple questions
Reading
· read simple words with correct pronunciation
· comprehend the meaning of simple written materials
· follow written instructions
Writing
· copy words and phrases with accuracy
· write simple words and familiar phrases
· spell simple words correctly
· capitalize nouns with guidance
· begin to apply grammatical rules

GRADE 4 GERMAN – INTERMEDIATE 1
Oral Communication
· understand familiar and some new sentence-level language with contextual support
· use basic language in a limited number of everyday social and academic situations
· begin to conjugate present tense of regular verbs
Reading
· read with correct pronunciation
· demonstrate comprehension of written material
· use reference materials
Writing
· write short simple sentences about prepared topics
· use present tense of regular verbs
· begin to use correct word order
· spell basic vocabulary accurately


GRADE 4 GERMAN – ADVANCED/FLUENT
Oral Communication
· comprehend main ideas and most details in connected speech on a variety of topics
· communicate ideas and thoughts clearly and confidently
· use age appropriate vocabulary when talking about general and academic topics
· show good control of present and past tenses
Reading
· read medium level chapter books with fluency
· begin to expand knowledge of different genres
· gather information from texts with guidance
· discuss setting, plot, characters, and point of view with guidance
Writing
· write organized fiction and non-fiction pieces with guidance
· use present and past tenses correctly
· revise for clarity and details with guidance
· apply spelling rules

GRADE 5 - BEGINNERS
Oral Communication
· understand simple questions and commands about familiar topics
· show comprehension when read or spoken to
· follow directions with familiar instructions
· use a limited number of isolated words, simple phrases or memorized expressions
· ask and answer simple questions
Reading
· read simple words with correct pronunciation
· comprehend the meaning of simple written materials
· follow written instructions
Writing
· copy words and phrases with accuracy
· write simple words and familiar phrases
· spell basic words correctly
· capitalize nouns with guidance
· begin to apply grammatical rules


GRADE 4 GERMAN – INTERMEDIATE 2
Oral Communication
· understand and respond to speech in familiar and new contexts, with some contextual support
· use basic vocabulary to discuss personal and prepared academic topics
· use sentence level speech
· conjugate regular verbs in present tense
Reading
· read with correct pronunciation
· demonstrate comprehension of written materials
· use reference materials
Writing
· write sentences about topics of personal interest and prepared academic topics
· use present tense of regular verbs and some irregular verbs
· use correct word order
· apply connectors

GRADE 4 GERMAN – INTERMEDIATE 3
Oral Communication
· understand and respond to speech about familiar and unfamiliar topics
· use varied vocabulary to describe personal and academic topics
· begin to use connected speech in everyday social and academic situations
· conjugate regular verbs in present tense and attempt past tense
Reading
· read with correct punctuation
· demonstrate comprehension of written materials
· use reference materials
Writing
· write sentences about personal topics and academic topics
· conjugate verbs in present tense and begin to use past tense
· use correct word order and apply connectors
· begin to apply spelling rules


GRADE 5 GERMAN – INTERMEDIATE 1
Oral Communication
· understand familiar and some new sentence-level language with contextual support
· use basic language in a limited number of everyday social and academic situations
· begin to conjugate present tense of regular verbs
Reading
· read simple words with correct pronunciation
· demonstrate comprehension of written material
· use reference materials
Writing
· write short simple sentences on prepared topics
· use present tense of regular verbs
· begin to use correct word order
· spell basic vocabulary accurately


GRADE 5 GERMAN – INTERMEDIATE 2
Oral Communication
· understand and respond to speech in familiar and new contexts, with some contextual support
· use basic vocabulary to discuss personal and prepared academic topics
· use sentence level speech
· conjugate regular verbs in present tense
Reading
· read with correct pronunciation
· demonstrate comprehension of written material
· use reference materials
Writing
· write sentences about personal and academic topics
· use present tense of regular and some irregular verbs
· use correct word order
· apply connectors
· begin to apply spelling rules


GRADE 5 GERMAN – INTERMEDIATE 3
Oral communication
· understand and respond to connected speech about familiar and unfamiliar topics
· use varied vocabulary to discuss describe personal and academic topics
· begin to use connected speech in everyday social and academic situations
· conjugate regular verbs in present tense and attempt past tense
Reading
· read with correct pronunciation
· demonstrate comprehension of easy readers
· use reference materials
Writing
· write sentences about personal and academic topics independently
· conjugate verbs in present tense and begin to use past tense
· use correct word order and apply connectors
· apply spelling rules

GRADE 5 GERMAN – ADVANCED/FLUENT
Oral Communication
· comprehend main ideas and most details in connected speech on a variety of topics
· communicate ideas and thoughts clearly and confidently
· use age appropriate vocabulary when talking about general and academic topics
· show good control of present and past tense
Reading
· read challenging children's literature with fluency
· expand knowledge of different genres
· gather information from texts independently
· begin to gain deeper meaning through interpretation with guidance
Writing
· begin to write organized fiction and non-fiction pieces independently
· use present and past tenses correctly
· revise for clarity, details and word choice
· apply correct spelling