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AP German / German B2.1


(Common European Framework of Reference Equivalent B2.1)

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Subject Area/Course Credit: World Language, 1 credit

Prerequisite: D- or above in German B1.2, B2.1 or CEFR B1 certificate (or equivalent), or teacher recommendation. For AP German it is recommended that students have a C or above in German B1.2 or B2.1, but it is not required.

German B2.1 (AP German) is a theme-based course that is designed to develop fluency and accuracy in both written and oral communication. Extensive practice in the organization and writing of a variety of text styles (compositions, essays, critiques, speeches, etc.) is emphasized. German B2.1  grammar instruction reinforces and consolidates previously taught grammatical concepts. Conversational topics include topics such as work/life balance, culture, art and literature, science as well as knowledge, expression and emotion in texts and future visions and perspectives. At the end of the course, students will be able to express their views and opinions effectively in writing and relate to those of others. They will also be able to read with a large degree of independence, adapting style and speed of reading to different texts and purposes, for example, specialized texts, articles and reports or literary texts. In addition, they will use spoken language with a large degree of fluency, accuracy and effectiveness on a wide range of general, academic, vocational or leisure topics, marking clearly the relationships between ideas. Upon completion of this course, students are able to take the AP German exam or a Goethe certificate exam, if they so choose. Upon completing the B2 level, students are equipped to continue language studies in the fluent speaker track.