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German I:  Beginning German working primarily in the present tense.  Short phrases, greetings, weather, numbers, calendar, asking and responding to simple questions, school, freetime, preferences, sports, food, zoology, geography, home life and fashion.  Grammatical structures include a review of English parts of speach, modal verbs, and an introduction to the conversational past tense towards year's end.  Mastery of approximately 1000 vocabulary items.

German II:  Expansion of vocabulary and work in the future and simple past, with heavy emphasis on the conversational past.   Writing a cohesive paragraph with sequencing and more complex sentence structure, employing conjunctions and hypotheticals.  Reading simple passages and writing on known topics up to a page in length.  Mastery of approximately 2000 vocabulary items.

German III:  Students will use CIS German 1003 curriculum from College in the Schools at University of Minnesota.  German III students will only receive high school credit, and will not have the same project and homework requirements as CIS Gewrman 1003 students.  The curriculum will be posted on line, and German III students will receive a guest password for it.  CIS German 1003 will coincide with German III instruction in the same  hour due to staffing availability (Herr French).  This instruction will be taught in German.  A heavy emphasis will be placed on speaking and participation in class discussion - in German.

German IV:  Students will use CIS German 1004 curriculum from College in the Schools at University of Minnesota.  German IV students will only receive high school credit, and will not have the same project and homework requirements as CIS Gewrman 1004 students.  The curriculum will be posted on line, and German IV students will receive a guest password for it.  CIS German 1004 will coincide with German IV instruction in the same  hour due to staffing availability (Herr French).  This instruction will be taught in German.  A heavy emphasis will be placed on speaking and participation in class discussion - in German.  Students in this course may take the Language Proficiency Exam (LPE) at the end of the year, but are not required to do so.  German IV students are encouraged to register for and take the AP German Exam and the German Language Proficiency Exam.

German CIS (1003):  This course is a component of the College in the Schools program.  It follows the same curriculum and standards as its day school counterpart at the University of Minnesota.  It is a one semester curriculum taught over an entire year for which students will receive 5 credits on an undergraduate transcript at the University of Minnesota.  Students aspiring to this challenge must pass a placement exam and require the instructor's permission to register.  Once registered, students must remain in the course for the entire year.

German CIS (1004):  CIS German 1003 is a prerequisite for this course.  This course is a component of the College in the Schools program.  It follows the same curriculum and standards as its day school counterpart at the University of Minnesota.  It is a one semester curriculum taught over an entire year for which students will receive 5 credits on an undergraduate transcript at the University of Minnesota.  Students aspiring to this challenge must pass 1003 with a grade of (B - ) or better, and require the instructor's permission to register.  Once registered, students must remain in the course for the entire year.  As an additional component for 1004, students must also pass the Language Proficiency Exam and pass the course with a (C -) or better to receive credit at the University toward a minor in German.  CIS credits are transferable to any post-secondary institution.