German 1 is the prerequisite for this class. Thematic topics include obligations and responsibilites, plans for the school year, vacation, transport, in the city, daily routine, health and well-being. In German 2 there is more emphasis on student generated written and oral communication. German students are encouraged to use German outside of the classroom as well. Second year students may participate in German Club, the KSU poetry contest, the National German Exam, the State German Convention competitions, the FLAG spoken language contest and in spring and summer of even numbered years, the German/American exchange. After 3 semesters German students may also qualify for German Honor Society.