According to The Economist and the Census Bureau, German-American is America's largest single ethnic group, with over 46 million Americans claiming German Ancestry. German 2 A and B tap into learners' latent interest in their cultural past, present, and future. These courses employ direct-instruction approaches, including application of the target language through activities. Each unit in the course includes a predefined discussion topic. These discussions provide an opportunity for discourse on specific topics in German.