KET German II 2016-2017

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Course Objective

This course continues a multimedia approach to help students maintain the language skills learned in German I. The course continues to develop the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills at a higher level of difficulty. An understanding of the cultures of the German-speaking countries and their people continues to be an integral component of the content, fostering a respect and appreciation for the diversity of language and culture. The course content reflects National Standards for Foreign Language Learning. German II students will:

The course continues to emphasize communicative competence by focusing on authentic cultural contexts. The new and improved German II course allows students to customize learning by navigating multiple instructional segments, including dramatizations, music, interviews, film clips, and slide shows. The course is a fast-paced, fun way to learn that helps students grasp meaning quickly, and begin communicating in German with confidence. Conversation practice is provided with skilled tutors via telephone, Skype, or videoconference sessions via the web site.

Approximately three days a week, the teacher introduces and demonstrates new concepts, and reviews materials. Two days a week, students work in groups using a speaker phone, Skype, or videoconference to interact with an assigned conversation tutor to practice and master their language skills, using worksheets they have prepared ahead of time.

Students will have the opportunity to improve their listening comprehenison skills via audio podcasts called Der Tutorcast. TV Tutor will also give students a chance to SEE their tutors via videocast. Students will collaborate on web platforms such as PBwiki, VoiceThread, and StudiVZ, all of which offer excellent opportunities for language practice.

Block Schedule Opportunity German II is available in block format.
Instructor
John Krueger
Kentucky Educational Television
600 Cooper Dr.
Lexington, KY 40502-2296
(800) 333-9764
or (859) 258-7131
FAX (859) 258-7390
E-mail: jkrueger@ket.org

John Krueger received his Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Kentucky University, his Master of Arts in Secondary Education from University of Kentucky, and in German from University of Massachusetts. He has many connections to Germany having worked and studied there for over five years. He is well familiar with the rich variety of geography and culture that Germany has to offer since he has had the experience of living in diverse regions within the country, in cities such as Berlin, Dresden, Freiburg, and Marburg. John has been teaching German in high school since 1995 and has been a strong proponent of cultural exchange programs between German and American schools.

Producing Organization The Kentucky Educational Television Network and
Kentucky Department of Education
Student
Prerequisites
We recommend that students interested in enrolling in German exhibit these characteristics:
  1. demonstrate self-discipline, maturity and a willingness to accept the responsibility to work independently.
  2. demonstrate motivation and interest in learning another language.
Special Equipment Requirements
  • Internet World Wide Web access in the classroom. (See: KET Computer Equipment Requirement Chart.)
  • One Internet connected computer for every student.
  • Dedicated telephone line in the classroom
  • Speaker phone and/or web camera/microphone for Skype or video conferencing through the web site. Students working independently will be expected to have use of headphones with attached mic during regular tutor lessons.
  • Web or Video Camera for performance assessment
  • Browser access to Adobe Flash Player, RealMedia Player and/or Windows Media Player
Exams/Quizzes Tests cover reading, writing, listening comprehension, and cultural material. There are vocabulary tests and performance assessment projects that will include collaboration on various web platforms. Quizzes are given on a daily basis. The conversation tutor will evaluate student oral proficiency. Students answer daily online homework questions.
Grading
Tests/Assessments 40%
Oral Performance (based on records of conversation tutors) 20%
Quizzes (consisting of online questions based on the videos) 15%
Classwork/Homework (consisting of daily online assignments) 15%
Learning Progress (consisting of online survey regarding pacing of progress in the course) 10%
Lesson Delivery The lessons are delivered streamed from the web site in Flash, Windows Media, and RealMedia formats, or via a set of purchased DVDs ($100) or CDs ($50). Limited quantities of DVDs/CDs are available.
Class Size Because of tutoring, German 2 section size is limited. If you plan to have more than 12 students per section, please call John Krueger so he can help you work out the best plan for your students. Please consider that students in large classes may have difficulty reading the screen or taking notes, which are daily activities in the course.
Course Guides All student and facilitator guide information is posted online for 2016-2017.
Textbooks and Materials

One each of the following textbooks are required for each student:

  • Deutsch Aktuell II, Student Text, EMC Publishing, Customer Service, 875 Montreal Way, St. Paul, MN 55102, Order Phone: 800.328.1452, FAX: 800.328.4564, http://edu.emcp.com/world-languages, educate@emcp.com,
    (Fifth Edition) ISBN: #978-0-82192-560-7, Price: may find used online
    OR (6th Edition) ISBN: #978-0-82195-206-1, Price: may find used online
    OR (7th Edition) ISBN: #978-0-82198-089-7, Price: $81.95 educator price
    OR (eBook Edition, 1-year license) ISBN: #978-0-82198-093-4, Price: $19.95 educator price

One each of the following materials are required for each facilitator and classroom:

  • Deutsch Aktuell II, Teacher Edition, EMC Publishing, Customer Service, 875 Montreal Way, St. Paul, MN 55102, Order Phone: 800.328.1452, FAX: 800.328.4564, http://edu.emcp.com/world-languages, educate@emcp.com,
    (Fifth Edition) ISBN: #978-0-82192-561-4, Price: may find used online
    OR (6th Edition) ISBN: #978-0-82195-474-4, Price: may find used online
    OR (7th Edition) ISBN: #978-0-82198-090-3, Price: $90.95
Dual Credit Option

German II is available for dual credit through the MSU Early College program.

Tuition and Enrollment Forms If you are outside Kentucky: $450.00 per student for 1-9; $427.50 per student for 10 or more per course. Out-of-State Enrollment Form

If you are in Kentucky: $100.00 per student for 1-19; $50.00 per student for the 20th and above per course. Kentucky Enrollment Form

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