Students are immersed in German - from reading novels and current events, writing journals, through a variety of situations that provoke oral work, students manipulate the spoken and written language independently and in groups. As far as possible, the teaching and review of vocabulary and grammatical structures will take place in the context of other activities, such as oral communication or authentic readings. Study of the foreign culture is continued through the use of authentic materials such as films, magazines, music and literature. Students must be able to manipulate previously learned grammar tenses and points without hesitation. One serious paper is assigned each trimester. Students may test at the IB Standard Level.