Memorial Composite
High School (10–12)


Among the many second languages of the world, German has always been very prominent on the International scene. In addition, the language and the culture have played a very significant role in the “Canadian mosaic”. It is the sixth most-used language in the world, 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.

German 10 (5 credits)

Lesson materials are presented in various forms: dialogues, pictures, comics, and reading selections. Students learn to socialize, exchange information, count, express feelings and emotions, attitudes, opinions, and interests. Cultural and geographical information is an integral part of this program. Much of the course work is situational.

60% is recommended to move on to German 20.

German 20 (5 credits)

Lesson materials continue to be highly interactive and student-centred. Introductory lessons in this course provide enrichment for previously acquired basic vocabulary and sentence structures. Progression of the language is quicker and vocabulary is more extensive.

60% is recommended to move on to German 30.

German 30 (5 credits)

Lesson materials continue to be highly interactive and situational. On completion of German 30 you will have acquired skills that will allow you to communicate with German-speaking people in Canada, Germany, and other countries.

60% is recommended to move on to German 30.

Advanced German (German 20-6Y)

Advanced German is an enrichment course for students who have successfully completed German 10, 20, and 30 (or the equivalent). The program focuses on oral and written comprehension and production. This involves the study of the novel, poetry, drama, short stories, and composition. German culture and history are also studied.

Travel Opportunities - German

Memorial Composite High School participates in an exchange program which is available to students taking German. A student may take part in a three-month exchange with a German student studying English.