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HS German

1.0 Carnegie Unit 

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Instructor Information:

Instructor: Thomas Herrington

Office: On-Line Office Hours: 15:15-16:15; 20:30-21:30

Office Telephone: (662) 202-4911

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications & Tools" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending an email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line (ie, AP Art History).

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the HS department:

The University of Mississippi High School
P. O. Box 7959
University, MS 38677-0729

Phone: 662-915-1296
Fax: (662) 915-5138
E-mail: UMHS@olemiss.edu

Course Description:

To get the most out of this course, it is highly recommended that you find someone to speak German with. If you find an outlet where you can use the German you are learning, you will learn it faster and retain it longer. Your grade is based on completing chapter assignments, vocabulary quizzes, recording audio dialogues, and two proctored tests (a chapters 1-6 and a chapters 7-12 test).

Required Textbook:

Deutsch Aktuell 1 (ISBN: 0821925377)

Recommended Texts & Other Readings

  • A German phrase book
  • Youtube's various videos on German

It is the student's responsibility to order his or her textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

You must make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives:

  1. Learn to communicate in German about various topics
  2. Gain a basic understanding of German grammar
  3. Learn about German culture and geography
  4. Learn vocabulary
  5. Understand German speakers and be understood by others when you are using German
Units
Chapters Reading and Listening
Due for Grades
1-3
Chapter 1 Textbook chapter, layout document, powerpoint, audio files
quiz, homework exercises, audio recording
1-3
Chapter 2 Textbook chapter, layout document, powerpoint, audio files
quiz, homework exercises, audio recording
1-3
Chapter 3 Textbook chapter, layout documents, powerpoint, audio files
quiz, homework exercises, audio recording
4-6
Chapter 4 Textbook chapter, layout documents, powerpoint, audio files
quiz, homework exercises, audio recording
4-6
Chapter 5 Textbook chapter, layout documents, powerpoint, audio files
quiz, homework exercises, audio recording
4-6
Chapter 6 Textbook chapter, layout documents, powerpoint, audio files
quiz, homework exercises, audio recording
Test Chapters 1-6 Test
Proctored test
7-9
Chapter 7 Textbook chapter, layout documents, powerpoint, audio files
quiz, homework exercises, audio recording
7-9
Chapter 8 Textbook chapter, layout documents, powerpoint, audio files
quiz, homework exercises, audio recording
7-9
Chapter 9 Textbook chapter, layout documents, powerpoint, audio files
quiz, homework exercises, audio recording
10-12
Chapter 10 Textbook chapter, layout documents, powerpoint, audio files
quiz, homework exercises, audio recording
10-12
Chapter 11 Textbook chapter, layout documents, powerpoint, audio files
quiz, homework exercises, audio recording
10-12
Chapter 12 Textbook chapter, layout documents, powerpoint, audio files
quiz, homework exercises, audio recording
Test Chapters 7-12 Test
Proctored test

Grading Scale:

93 - 100% = A
85 - 92% = B
75 - 84% = C
70 - 74% = D
Below 69% = F

The grading format is as follows:

Final grades assigned for this course will be based on the percentage of total points earned. The final grade will be based on:

  • Chapter Quizzes: 30%
  • Homework Assignments: 20%
  • Dialogue Recordings: 10%
  • Tests: 40%

Viewing Grades in HS

Points you receive for graded activities will be posted to the HS Grade Book. Click on the My Grades link on the first navigation page to view your scores.