Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement
Teacher: Mr. Bradley
Phone: 801- 373-6550 (ext.3385)
I welcome you to another exciting year of German.
This class is intended for students in grades 9, 10, 11 and/or 12.
This will be a fun but intense class and will require much dedication and time on the part of the student in and out of the class. You will enjoy this class and learn the German language with your willing participation and work with other students, helping each other to progress and develop in this language.
You will receive 1 elective credit for completing this class.
This year in class you will review the Latin alphabet with the special German letters used in the German Language. Using this alphabet you will continue to learn to read, write, speak and understand German. You will also learn German grammar, culture, history and songs as well as discussing current events dealing with Germany. We will also learn to sing several authentic German Songs in German.
Assessment of Progress
Students will be assessed regularly through written quizzes, tests and writing assignments, as well as through oral conversations, tests, and interviews.
Students may be asked to work on one or more lab projects which will be presented to the class during class time in German. These projects will be assessed for language competency and may or may not be included in the final grade.
Students will be expected to show growth and learning throughout the course by improving their ability to use the German language.
We will be using the “Im Blick” and “Kontakte” textbooks with all of their supplemental materials, including audio and video files.
Movies: We will be watching several movies in class that are in German and some that are in English that deal with past or current German history, culture and ongoing situations or that will help in the use of and aid in the learning of the German Language. Movies include but are not limited to: Das Fliegende Klassenzimmer, Timm Thaler, the Star Wars movies, etc. and others as appropriate.
Students are expected to come to class prepared and ready to participate every day of class. The following items are required to be with the student each day:
- Class notebook with lined paper to take notes and study out of.
- Pen and or Pencil to write and take note with.
- All assignments that are due that particular day and study materials.
Students are required to stay current on all assignments, readings, quizzes, tests, etc.
General Information and Rules:
- All school rules and policies as outlined in the PHS Student Handbook and PHS Operating Policies and Procedures Handbook will be enforced in Mr. Bradley’s class. This includes dress code, attendance and cheating policies, etc.
- No hats, cell phone use, I-pods or other electronic devices will be allowed in class! (Unless approval is given by the teacher beforehand.) All items will be confiscated and turned in to the administration.
- The students are expected to keep the room neat and orderly. No littering, graffiti or writing on desks, wall, posters, etc. is allowed.
- No food or drink allowed in class unless previously arranged. This will be on a case by case basis.
Homework will generally not be assigned, but students are expected to study all class materials on a daily basis to ensure language learning and retention.
Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments
All due dates will be determined by the pace of each class.
Finals will be given during the last week of each term and semester.
Progress Reports and Report Cards
Grades will be given according to each student’s overall performance which includes preparedness, participation, quiz and test scores as well as classwork and homework. There may be possibilities for extra credit, however, students must check with the teacher for specific details.
We also be learning several German songs, which students will perform in front of other foreign language classes in a public setting. These are graded so it is important for students to participate in the in class practices and rehearsals.
Grading is based on the Provo School District grading scale:
A 93%-100% A- 90%-93%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
F 59% or below
Connecting Home to School
I have read and understand all the German class rules and expectations and agree to abide by them.
Student Name:______________________ Student Signature:_____________________
Parent Name:_______________________ Parent Signature:______________________
(Please print, sign and return this part to your Teacher).
Personal Statement and other items (optional)
It is important to study all language materials daily and to stay up-to-date on all materials.
Contact me if you fall behind to arrange for out of class help so you can enjoy your language learning experience to the fullest.
I am excited to have you in class and look forward to the time that we will be spending together learning the German language.