Cuthbertson High School: German I Syllabus
Teacher: Wesley Kennedy
Phone: 704-296-0105 (Main Office)
Herzlich willkommen! In this course, you will practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing in the German language. You will also gain insight into the history and culture of German-speaking countries. The more effort you put into the course, the faster your German skills will develop. If you are ready to work hard, have fun, and speak lots of German, I’m sure you will have a successful semester.
- Students should bring paper and a pencil to each class session. Most notes will be online, but if you choose to take notes by hand you should keep them in a folder.
- Bring your charged Chromebook to each class session.
- Be in assigned seat with materials out when the bell rings.
- Do not do anything that will disrupt the learning or teaching process.
- Show respect for your fellow students and teacher in your words and actions.
- Participate! Active participation in class is imperative to your success in learning German.
- Use electronic devices only for classroom tasks.
- Follow all UCPS and CHS rules related to Covid-19, including wearing a mask and social distancing at all times.
While virtual, students are expected to follow general “virtual etiquette guidelines”…
- Log in punctually and stay engaged throughout the live session.
- Microphones muted – unless you are asked to speak.
- Find a quiet place to work away from distractions.
- No distracting backgrounds – you may choose a “fun background” but it must remain the same throughout the lesson.
- Be prepared with your notes/homework/notebook/etc.
- If you have a question, type your name & question into the “chat box”, do not yell it out in the middle of a lesson.
- Dress appropriately.
Consequences for not adhering to classroom expectations
Students are required to adhere to the classroom expectations. Behavior that interferes with learning or disrespects the teacher, other students or school facilities will not be tolerated. Persistent or serious offenses will result in a call home, detention, or referral to the school administration.
- Six-week grades will be calculated using the following scale:
- Homework/in-class assignments (30%)
- Quizzes/tests (70%)
Final Grade Grading Scale
1st Six weeks = 25% A = 90-100%
2nd Six weeks = 25% B = 80-89%
3rd Six weeks = 25% C = 70-79%
Final Exam = 25% D = 60-69% (59 and below does not pass)
- Late Work. Assignments turned in late, but before the end of the current unit will receive 75% of earned credit. Example: A student turns in an assignment that would have received 80 points if on time, will earn 80x75% = 60 points. Assignments turned in late after the end of the unit, but before the end of the grading period will receive 50% of earned credit. Example: A student turns in an assignment that would have received 80 points if on time, will earn 80x50% = 40 points.
- Plagiarism/cheating. Copying work which should be done individually or allowing your work to be copied will result in a zero on that assignment and possible referral to the administration.
Use of online translators and dictionaries
Unless directed otherwise, the use of a print or online dictionary is acceptable to look up individual words for homework assignments. However, it is not acceptable to translate phrases and sentences using methods such as Google Translate. The use of such online translators will be considered plagiarism.
If you feel you are falling behind or that you do not understand a concept, let me know so that we can arrange a time for tutoring.
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