Period 8 CP German II Proficiencies

North Brunswick Township High School


 Course Description

CP German II further expands and refines the basic skills introduced in CP German I.  The stress on understanding and speaking the language still receives primary emphasis, but there is an increased stress on reading comprehension through the introduction of supplementary reading material as well.  Students further their study of German culture with the aid of, videos, compact disks and other audio-visual materials.

Course Proficiencies

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand intermediate speech by native speakers in the target language which concerns every day conversational topics.
  2. Understand the content of various audio-visual materials in the target language (e.g. cd’s, videos).
  3. Comprehend and discuss the context of reading passages from the text and/or from supplementary reading materials.
  4. Respond accurately to questions based on reading, grammar and culture via homework assignments, in-class exercises, quizzes, and tests.
  5. Write short-guided compositions and/or dialogues on selected topics.  The topics will be based on the vocabulary and structures practiced in class.
  6. Write dictations in German with accuracy.
  7. Demonstrate understanding and mastery of the cultural material presented by the teacher and through student reports, projects, and demonstrations.
  8. Demonstrate mastery of the vocabulary presented by the instructor.
  9. Demonstrate listening comprehension mastery by participating in oral discussions and answering oral questions in German about the text and/or supplementary material.

Course Requirements

Students will be expected to:

  1. Attend class regularly and be on time. 
  2. Bring necessary supplies to class.
  3. Complete all in-class and homework assignments.
  4. Make up all work after any absence within a deadline established by school policy.
  5. Maintain a high degree of class participation and preparation.
  6. Demonstrate a cooperative attitude and contribute to the learning process of the class.

Evaluation Procedures

Marking period grades will be assigned quarterly and will be determined by the following:

  1. Class Participation/Graded classwork.................................................. 25%
  2. Homework (2/week)......................................................................... 20%
  3. Quizzes (weekly)/Projects (one/MP)................................................... 25%
  4. Tests (2CA/MP)................................................................................ 30%

                        *MP4 1 CA Test/1 Project……………………………………..30%


 Rev. 9/16

CP German II

Frau Ruggiero

School Year 2016-2017

In order to learn a new language, you have to try.  When you try, you sometimes make mistakes. I make mistakes too.  Making mistakes is OK!  As Albert Einstein once said, “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”  Be supportive of your classmates and have a positive attitude.  As long as you try, you can do well in this class.  I will do everything I can to help you succeed.   

In order for me to help you accomplish the above goals, I need you to FOLLOW ALL SCHOOL RULES and these guidelines:  




   Raise your hand for Be on time with all Follow directions quickly

permission to speak   appropriate materials. with a good attitude.

or leave your seat.     

  Use polite language           Keep your space clean Sit up

at appropriate volume.   and organized.         Lean forward slightly

 Keep your hands and feet Act interested

to yourself. Nod for understanding

Track the speaker with eyes 

Positive and Negative Consequences

Every action both in life and in our classroom results in either a positive or negative consequence.

Choosing to follow the classroom guidelines will result in:

A safe, pleasant, and stress-free atmosphere in which to learn.              

Development of ability to understand/speak German.


NOT choosing to follow the classroom guidelines will result in:

Step 1 Warning 

Step 2 Office referral and parent contact. 


Both inside and outside the classroom, procedures help to ensure that things run smoothly and efficiently.

Entering the Classroom

The classroom is a professional learning and working environment.  Therefore, I expect you to conduct yourself professionally at all times, beginning with how you enter my classroom. 

  1. Enter the room quietly and be ready to work.  If you want to talk, stay outside.
  2. Go to your seat and begin working on the Do Now activity.
  3. Quietly work on this activity until I signal your attention to stop.  

Tardy to Class

If you are in your assigned seat working silently on the assignment when the bell rings, you are on time.  If you are tardy, enter quietly, and hand your pass to me.  School policy for tardies to class:  four tardies will result in a written referral submitted to the level grade administrator.

Leaving the Classroom 

Students are allowed to leave the classroom for a school approved reason (with a note), to use the restroom, or to see the nurse.  Once the bell has rung, students may not leave to go to lockers, guidance, the office, library/ lab, or other teacher’s room without a school approved excuse.  Unless you meet the above criteria to leave the room, please do not ask to leave.  I will say, “No.”  

Signaling Attention to the Class/Quieting the Class

Because we will frequently do speaking activities with partners or in groups, I will say, “Klasse” when I want your undivided attention.  When you hear me say “Klasse,” do the following:

  1. Freeze   2. Turn and face me; hands together on desk; say, “Ja!”  3. Be ready for instruction

Signaling to the Teacher for Assistance

If you have a question/comment in class relating to the lesson when I am teaching, raise your index finger.  If your question is unrelated, write it down and ask later or after class.

Assigned Seats/Activity Partners/Activities

We will do a variety of in-class activities including listening, reading, writing, speaking and group activities to practice skills. Instructions and expectations will be practiced beforehand.  You are expected to speak Italian during activities.  Seats and partners for activities are assigned and may or may not be changed periodically.  

Notebooks and Notebook Quizzes

You are required to keep a binder that will contain labeled sections: Do Now, Class Notes (for vocabulary/grammar), Class Activities (handouts), and Writing.  Be prepared for periodic notebook quizzes.  

Written Assignments/Projects/Tests

You will complete some assignments or projects at home for a grade.  A due date will be given in class. Tests will be given after each unit completed and will be announced in advance.  Test content and format will mirror activities done in class and will include listening, reading, writing, and speaking sections.  

Late Assignments

Students who do not have assigned work to turn in will have 72 hours to turn in the assignment for credit.  Late assignments are marked down a letter grade each day.  If 3+ days late, the grade will be a zero.


Cell Phones/iPods/Electronic Devices

Cell phones and all other electronic devices are NOT permitted to be used in the classroom, unless directed to do so by the teacher for class related activities.  If I see or hear a student’s phone or other electronic device out or in use, I will confiscate it.


Cheating of any kind is not tolerated. Depending on the situation, students who cheat will receive between 0% and 50% credit for that assignment.

Your Responsibilities After an Excused Absence

If you are absent, you will need to obtain notes outside of class from a classmate and complete work for the days you missed in accordance with school policyWhen you return to school from your absence, come see me to obtain any make-up work. Turn in the completed work to the make-up work box/folder in the allotted time.  

Make-up Tests

Tests must be made up in accordance with school policy. Make-up tests/quizzes are given after school only. You must let me know 24 hours in advance if you plan to come after school to make up work.

If at any time you have any questions or concerns, please request an individual conference.
Your feelings are important to me, and I want to give you my full attention—something I cannot do when I am in charge of the whole class. Please do not hesitate to ask for a conference.



Parent/Guardian Information Sheet

Please fill this out and sign, and turn in before the end of this week.

Student Name: __________________________________________

Parent/Guardian name(s): __________________________________________

Parent/Guardian phone #: ________________________________________  

Parent/Guardian e-mail address: ___________________________________

Preferred contact method: ______________________________________

I have read and agree to all of the rules and procedures as outlined in the attached syllabus materials.

My student will have internet access if needed for an assignment:    Circle    Yes   No

Student Signature                                                           Date                          _               

Parent Signature                                                           Date                          _