Distance Learning

Independent Study Option

German

The Special Language Credit Option is a challenge-for-credit mechanism that allows students in high school to obtain credits for proficiency in languages other than English or French, which are the two official languages of instruction in Manitoba. Schools are responsible for coordinating and administering Special Language Credit Option examinations.

Course Name Subject Code Subject Designation ISO Designation
Grade 9 German (10G) 1002 10G 008
Grade 10 German (20G) 1002 20G 004
Grade 11 German (30S) 1002 30S 004
Grade 12 German (40S) 1002 40S 004

Each listing of a subject name is followed by a unique 10-digit code made up of three parts:

  • Subject code. A 4-digit number that identifies each subject.
  • Subject designation. A 3-character code that identified the grade and level of a course.
  • ISO designation. A 3-digit number that identifies the course version.

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Grade 9 German (10G) 1 credit (2016)

Course Code 1002 10G 008

Class # 1517

Tutor/Marker: H. Reimer

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2017-2018 Student Course Fees (Adobe Icon 102 KB)

This course was developed for students who have no previous knowledge of the German language. In this course, you will acquire a foundation of the fundamental German vocabulary, as well as develop a basic understanding of the structure of the language. Throughout the course, you will enhance your ability to speak, read, and write in German, and to understand the language.

Given that approximately 100 million people worldwide consider German to be their first language, your developing German language skills may help you to establish relationships with German-speaking people across the globe. Not only will your knowledge of this language assist you in your international travels, but it can also help you to communicate with the many Manitobans who speak German, including Hutterites, Mennonites, and newcomers to Canada who have originated from German-speaking lands. An ability to communicate in the German language can also provide you with various opportunities, including opportunities in tourism, business, and employment, and an enjoyment of the arts and literature.

The course is divided into 3 modules, and each module is divided into two submissions. Each module consists of 12 lessons and explores different themes:

  • Module 1: Lessons 1-6
  • Module 1: Lessons 7-12
  • Module 2: Lessons 1-6
  • Module 2: Lessons 7-12*
  • Midterm Exam
  • Module 3: Lessons 1-6
  • Module 3: Lessons 7-12*
  • Final Exam

** In Module 2, lesson 12, there is a midterm exam review. In Module 3, lesson 12 there is a final exam review.

Evaluation is based on:

Assignments 70%
Midterm Exam 15%
Final Exam 15%
Total 100%

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

Access Online

* If a hard copy is required, please contact the DLU.

Required

  • English-German dictionary: You may use a dictionary while working on this course. Many English-German dictionaries are available Online, including the following:

You may not use a dictionary while writing the midterm and final examinations.

Practice Exams and Answer Keys (also available in Blackboard)

Audio recording/Audio files

From time to time, you will record an oral assignment and submit the audio recording to your tutor/marker for assessment. Alternatively, you may complete the oral assignment in a telephone conversation with your tutor/marker. Throughout this course, you will have opportunities to listen to recordings of the German text included in the lessons. The set of audio recordings, entitled Grade 9 German Independent Study Audio Files, is available on Blackboard Learn.

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Grade 10 German (20G)1 credit (2016)

Course Code 1002 20G 004

Class # 1519

Tutor/Marker: H. Reimer

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Instructions for Submitting Audio Samples (Adobe Icon 20 KB)
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade 9 German 1002 10G 008

2017-2018 Student Course Fees (Adobe Icon 102 KB)

This course is intended for students who have already completed Grade 9 German and have a basic understanding of the language. In this course, you will continue to add many new words to your German vocabulary, as well as develop a more in-depth understanding of the structure of the language. Throughout the course, you will enhance your ability to speak, read, and write in German, and to understand the language.

In the Grade 10 German course, you will read German text and listen to the accompanying audio files that follow the journey of Andreas Hoffmann and his friends. This course reads like an adventure novel. Most of the lessons revolve around the story. Listening to the stories on the audio recordings and following along in the text will help you develop your German language skills, learn new vocabulary and the grammatical rules that are essential to meaningful communication.

The course is divided into 3 modules, and each module is divided into two submissions. Each module explores different themes: Module 1: The Adventure at the Drachenfels; Module 2: The Exchange Students; Module 3: Time Travel.

  • Module 1: Lessons 1-6
  • Module 1: Lessons 7-12
  • Module 2: Lessons 1-6
  • Module 2: Lessons 7-11
  • Midterm Exam
  • Module 3: Lessons 1-6
  • Module 3: Lessons 7-11
  • Final Exam

Evaluation is based on:

Assignments 60%
Midterm Exam 20%
Final Exam 20%
Total 100%

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

Access Online

* If a hard copy is required, please contact the DLU.

Required

  • English-German dictionary: You may use a dictionary while working on this course. Many English-German dictionaries are available Online, including the following:

You may not use a dictionary while writing the midterm and final examinations.

Practice Exams and Answer Keys (also available in Blackboard)

Audio recording/Audio files

From time to time, you will record an oral assignment and submit the audio recording to your tutor/marker for assessment. Alternatively, you may complete the oral assignment in a telephone conversation with your tutor/marker. Throughout this course, you will have opportunities to listen to recordings of the German text included in the lessons. The set of audio recordings, entitled Grade 10 German Independent Study Audio Files, is available on Blackboard Learn.

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Grade 11 German (30S) 1 credit (2017)

Course Code 1002 30S 004

Class # 1527

Tutor/Marker: H. Reimer

Course Preview (Adobe Icon 1.64 MB)

Instructions for Submitting Audio Samples (Adobe Icon 20 KB)
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade 10 German 1002 20G 004

2017-2018 Student Course Fees (Adobe Icon 102 KB)

This course was developed for students who have already completed the Grade 10 German course. In the Grade 11 German course, you will have an opportunity to build on what you have learned previously. You will continue to add many new words to your vocabulary, as well as develop a more in-depth understanding of the structure of the language. In the process, you will enhance your ability to speak, read, and write in German, and expand your understanding of the language. A greater ability to communicate in the German language can also provide you with various opportunities in areas such as tourism, business, and employment, and contribute to your enjoyment of the arts and literature.

The entire course follows several teenagers on a wild adventure into the past as they explore important events that have shaped Germany as we know it today.

The course is divided into three modules

  • Module 1: The Watchmaker (Der Schumacher)
  • Module2: On the Way Home (Auf dem Heimweg)
  • Module 3: "I am a Berliner" ("Ich bin ein Berliner")

Evaluation is based on:

Assignments 60%
*Midterm Exam (Modules1 & 2) 20%
**Final Exam (Modules 1, 2 & 3) 20%
Total 100%

To do well on the examinations, you should review all the work you completed in this course, including all the Learning Activities (Übungen) and Assignments (Aufgaben).

*Lesson 12 of Module 2 provides a preview of the midterm examination.
**Lesson 12 of Module 3 provides a preview of the final examination.

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

Access Online

* If a hard copy is required, please contact the DLU.

Required

  • English-German dictionary: You may use a dictionary while working on this course. Many English-German dictionaries are available Online, including the following:

You may not use an electronic dictionary while writing the midterm and final examinations. A print-based German-English dictionary may be used during the examinations.

Practice Exams and Answer Keys (also available in Blackboard)

Audio recording/Audio files

From time to time, you will record an oral assignment and submit the audio recording to your tutor/marker for assessment. Alternatively, you may complete the oral assignment in a telephone conversation with your tutor/marker. Throughout this course, you will have opportunities to listen to recordings of the German text included in the lessons. The set of audio recordings, entitled Grade 11 German Independent Study Audio Files, is available on Blackboard Learn.

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Grade 12 German (40S) 1 credit (2017)

Course Code 1002 40S 004

Class # 1528

Tutor/Marker: H. Reimer

Course Preview (Adobe Icon1.50 MB)

Instructions for Submitting Audio Samples (Adobe Icon 20 KB)
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade 11 German 1002 30S 004

2017-2018 Student Course Fees (Adobe Icon 102 KB)

This course was developed for students who have already completed the Grade 11 German course. In the Grade 12 German course, you will have an opportunity to advance your command of the German language. You will continue to add many new words to your vocabulary, as well as develop a more in-depth understanding of the structure of the language. In the process, you will enhance your ability to speak, read, and write in German, and expand your understanding of the language.

A greater ability to communicate in the German language can also provide you with various opportunities in areas such as tourism, business, and employment, and contribute to your enjoyment of the arts and literature.

Throughout the course, you will read and listen to audio recordings of German text on a wide range of topics. You will have opportunities to learn about the origins of some of Germany's most important contributions to the world, including the contributions of German Nobel Prize winners, inventors and innovators, and artists. You will explore German film, music, literature, and well-known German fables and fairy tales. In addition, you will learn about defining moments in the history of Germany that have changed and shaped this country's historical direction and contributed to making Germany what it is today.

The course is divided into two modules

  • Module 1: German Contributions to the World
  • Module 2: Ten Turning Points in German History

Evaluation is based on:

Assignments 60%
*Midterm Exam (Module 1) 20%
**Final Exam (Modules 1 & 2) 20%
Total 100%

To do well on the examinations, you should review all the work you completed in this course, including all the Learning Activities (Übungen) and Assignments (Aufgaben).

*Lesson 12 of Module 1 provides a preview of the midterm examination.
**Lesson 12 of Module 2 provides a preview of the final examination.

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

Access Online

* If a hard copy is required, please contact the DLU.

Required

  • English-German dictionary: You may use a dictionary while working on this course. Many English-German dictionaries are available Online, including the following:

You may not use an electronic dictionary while writing the midterm and final examinations. A print-based German-English dictionary may be used during the examinations.

Practice Exams and Answer Keys (also available in Blackboard)

Audio recording/Audio files

From time to time, you will record an oral assignment and submit the audio recording to your tutor/marker for assessment. Alternatively, you may complete the oral assignment in a telephone conversation with your tutor/marker. Throughout this course, you will have opportunities to listen to recordings of the German text included in the lessons. The set of audio recordings, entitled Grade 12 German Independent Study Audio Files, is available on Blackboard Learn.

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