In German 2A, students will learn to share information about their lives and the world around them as they continue to develop their communicative language skills. They will learn to talk about physical and mental health and identify solutions to common health problems. Students will also learn to describe past events from their everyday lives, such as what they did last weekend.
Throughout the course, students will continue to follow the fictional journey of Frau Brauns SchülerInnen, the story of three students learning German. One of them is even preparing to depart for a study abroad program. Through this lens, students will explore programs on their own and learn about the potential benefits of participating in an exchange program, while preparing to answer mock interview questions in a discussion-based assessment with their instructor.
German 2A is the first semester of a two-semester course, which builds on the foundation of language skills acquired in German 1A and 1B. The class takes a proficiency-based approach which is informed by current language acquisition research and the ACTFL performance descriptors for novice language learners. A heavy focus is placed on meaningful language use, with grammar being learned implicitly through input and meaning-based activities.
|Course Title (District):||German 2A|
|Course Title (NCES SCED) :||German II|
|Course Provider :||Michigan Virtual|
|Content Provided By :||Michigan Virtual|
|Online Instructor Provided By :||Michigan Virtual|
|Standards Addressed :||ACTFL, MIWLSB, MMC, NCAA|
|Ailgnment Document :||https://drive.google.com/file/d/13DlP1qgC0BkhvnFHzTYVtzcpqkka0kBi/view?usp=sharing|
|Academic Terms :||Accelerated, Semester, Trimester|
|NCES SCED Code :||
How To Enroll:
|Enrollment Website :||https://slp.michiganvirtual.org/|
|Email :||[email protected]|
|Phone :||(888) 889-2840|
Students and Parents: It is important to work closely with your local school counselor or registrar to follow the school's enrollment procedures. By clicking the "Start Registration Request" button below, you will be able to notify the school of your interest in registering for the online course. However, it is the responsibility of the district or school to review the registration request and approve or deny the request. Please make a note to follow up with your school after submitting a registration request.
Additional Course Information:
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: (888) 889-2840
- Introduce themselves in a mock interview format, including where they live and where they come from.
- Describe their community, including buildings and types of transportation.
- Write and present a story about a person’s health and fitness journey.
- Answer questions about their daily routine, past technology use, and past stressful experiences.
- Give information about a historical event.
- Write and illustrate an account of a past trip.
- Create a portfolio of materials they have produced.
- Write a reflection on their learning experience.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to…
INACOL Online Course Quality Standards
|Academic Content Standards and Assessments||Rating||Comments|
|The goals and objectives clearly state what the participants will know or be able to do at the end of the course. The goals and objectives are measurable in multiple ways.||Fully Met|
|The course content and assignments are aligned with the state’s content standards, Common Core curriculum, or other accepted content standards set for Advanced Placement® courses, technology, computer science, or other courses whose content is not included in the state standards.||Fully Met|
|The course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth and breadth to teach the standards being addressed.||Fully Met|
|Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum.||Fully Met|
|Multiple learning resources and materials to increase student success are available to students before the course begins.||Fully Met|
|Course Overview and Introduction||Rating||Comments|
|Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course.||Fully Met|
|Course requirements are consistent with course goals, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated.||Fully Met|
|Information is provided to students, parents and mentors on how to communicate with the online instructor and course provider.||Fully Met|
|Legal and Acceptable Use Policies||Rating||Comments|
|The course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current and free of bias or advertising.||Fully Met|
|Expectations for academic integrity, use of copyrighted materials, plagiarism and netiquette (Internet etiquette) regarding lesson activities, discussions, and e-mail communications are clearly stated.||Fully Met|
|Privacy policies are clearly stated.||Fully Met|
|Online instructor resources and notes are included.||Not Rated|
|Assessment and assignment answers and explanations are included.||Not Rated|
|Instructional and Audience Analysis||Rating||Comments|
|Course design reflects a clear understanding of all students’ needs and incorporates varied ways to learn and master the curriculum.||Fully Met|
|Course, Unit and Lesson Design||Rating||Comments|
|The course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Each unit and lesson includes an overview describing objectives, activities, assignments, assessments, and resources to provide multiple learning opportunities for students to master the content.||Fully Met|
|Instructional Strategies and Activities||Rating||Comments|
|The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning.||Fully Met|
|The course and course instructor provide students with multiple learning paths, based on student needs that engage students in a variety of ways.||Fully Met|
|The course provides opportunities for students to engage in higher-order thinking, critical reasoning activities and thinking in increasingly complex ways.||Fully Met|
|The course provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate students’ needs.||Fully Met|
|Readability levels, written language assignments and mathematical requirements are appropriate for the course content and grade-level expectations.||Fully Met|
|Communication and Interaction||Rating||Comments|
|The course design provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student interaction, including opportunities for timely and frequent feedback about student progress.||Fully Met|
|The course design includes explicit communication/activities (both before and during the first week of the course) that confirms whether students are engaged and are progressing through the course. The instructor will follow program guidelines to address non-responsive students.||Fully Met|
|The course provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student and student-student interaction to foster mastery and application of the material.||Fully Met|
|Resources and Materials||Rating||Comments|
|Students have access to resources that enrich the course content.||Fully Met||cgreen|
|Student evaluation strategies are consistent with course goals and objectives, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated.||Fully Met|
|The course structure includes adequate and appropriate methods and procedures to assess students’ mastery of content.||Fully Met|
|Ongoing, varied, and frequent assessments are conducted throughout the course to inform instruction.||Fully Met|
|Assessment strategies and tools make the student continuously aware of his/her progress in class and mastery of the content.||Fully Met|
|Assessment Resources and Materials||Rating||Comments|
|Assessment materials provide the instructor with the flexibility to assess students in a variety of ways.||Fully Met|
|Grading rubrics are provided to the instructor and may be shared with students.||Fully Met|
|The grading policy and practices are easy to understand.||Fully Met||fsaroki|
|The course architecture permits the online instructor to add content, activities and assessments to extend learning opportunities.||Not Rated|
|The course accommodates multiple school calendars; e.g., block, 4X4 and traditional schedules.||Not Rated|
|Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course.||Fully Met|
|Rich media are provided in multiple formats for ease of use and access in order to address diverse student needs.||Fully Met|
|Technology Requirements and Interoperability||Rating||Comments|
|All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified.||Fully Met|
|Prerequisite skills in the use of technology are identified.||Fully Met|
|The course uses content-specific tools and software appropriately.||Fully Met|
|The course is designed to meet internationally recognized interoperability standards.||Fully Met|
|Copyright and licensing status, including permission to share where applicable, is clearly stated and easily found.||Fully Met|
|Course materials and activities are designed to provide appropriate access to all students. The course, developed with universal design principles in mind, conforms to the U.S. Section 504 and Section 508 provisions for electronic and information technology as well as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility guidelines (WCAg 2.0).||Fully Met|
|Student information remains confidential, as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).||Fully Met|
|Accessing Course Effectiveness||Rating||Comments|
|The course provider uses multiple ways of assessing course effectiveness.||Not Rated|
|The course is evaluated using a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness and the findings used as a basis for improvement.||Not Rated|
|The course is updated periodically to ensure that the content is current.||Not Rated|
|Course instructors, whether faceto-face or virtual, are certificated and “highly qualified.” The online course teacher possesses a teaching credential from a state-licensing agency and is “highly qualified” as defined under ESEA.||Not Rated|
|Instructor and Student Support||Rating||Comments|
|Professional development about the online course delivery system is offered by the provider to assure effective use of the courseware and various instructional media available.||Not Rated|
|The course provider offers technical support and course management assistance to students, the course instructor, and the school coordinator.||Fully Met|
|Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, have been provided professional development in the behavioral, social, and when necessary, emotional, aspects of the learning environment.||Not Rated|
|Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, receive instructor professional development, which includes the support and use of a variety of communication modes to stimulate student engagement online.||Not Rated|
|The provider assures that course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, are provided support, as needed, to ensure their effectiveness and success in meeting the needs of online students.||Not Rated|
|Students are offered an orientation for taking an online course before starting the coursework.||Not Rated|
Review Conducted By : Quality Matters
Date of Review : 03/27/2019
Module 1: Im Ausland
Unit 1: Kennenlernen
Unit 2: Das Stadtgespräch
Unit 3: Austauschprogramm
Module 2: Gesundheit!
Unit 4: Fit und Gesund
Unit 5: Krankheiten
Unit 6: Gute Besserung
Module 3:Heute und Gestern
Unit 7: Jeden Tag
Unit 8: Geschichte
Unit 9: Letztes Wochenende
Module 4: Ins Ausland gehen
Unit 10: Ein Reiseplan
Unit 11: Vorbereitungen
Unit 12: Reisen
|Term Type||Enrollment Opens||Enrollment Ends||Random Draw Date||Enrollment Drop Date||Course Starts||Course Ends||# of Seats||Course Fee||Potential Additional Costs|
|Drop Policy||Completion Policy||Term Type||Enrollment Opens||Enrollment Ends|
|The last day to drop to receive a full refund is either 25 consecutive days after the enrollment's Start Date or the defined refund date, which ever date comes soonest. Students who are enrolled with a Start Date that is in the past, will have a minimum of 5 consecutive calendar days to drop and receive a refund.||Students may access their course from their enrollment Start Date to their enrollment End Date. For reporting purposes, a completion is a 60% final score or higher.||Trimester||04/01/2020||10/19/2020|
|The last day to drop to receive a full refund is either 25 consecutive days after the enrollment's Start Date or the defined refund date, which ever date comes soonest. Students who are enrolled with a Start Date that is in the past, will have a minimum of 5 consecutive calendar days to drop and receive a refund.||Students may access their course from their enrollment Start Date to their enrollment End Date. For reporting purposes, a completion is a 60% final score or higher.||Semester||04/01/2020||11/02/2020|
|The last day to drop to receive a full refund is either 25 consecutive days after the enrollment's Start Date or the defined refund date, which ever date comes soonest. Students who are enrolled with a Start Date that is in the past, will have a minimum of 5 consecutive calendar days to drop and receive a refund.||Students may access their course from their enrollment Start Date to their enrollment End Date. For reporting purposes, a completion is a 60% final score or higher.||Trimester||04/01/2020||01/04/2021|
Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.
Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, and up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.
Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/
This course requires extensive use of an asynchronous audio-visual communication tool called Flipgrid. There is a Michigan Virtual-specific Flipgrid account that is used for this course and will be assigned to students. If students are completing coursework in school, the school’s computers and network must be configured properly in order for Flipgrid content to be browsed, recorded, and played back properly.