German is the sixth most-used language in the world, and second amongst the pioneers of the province of Alberta and the Stony Plain area. Studying German opens the door to understanding and participating in an influential world culture with close relationships to both the English language and our contemporary way of life.
MCHS students learn German in an interactive and communicative environment, participating in one, two, three or all four levels of the program. As English is a “sister language” of German, learning to speak and write German can be as simple as saying “Volkswagen”! All four levels of German offer opportunities for students to experience culture and use their language skills.
All German classes are worth five credits. A grade of 60% or higher is recommended for progression into the next course level.
Students who have no prior high school credit in German but who have German as a first language will be required to complete Challenge Packages for each level to receive credit. Please see the German teacher for more information.