Intermediate German

Intermediate German
Integration of different aspects of language learning including speaking, listening, culture, writing, reading, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. Geared toward "high-intermediate" level language learner.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesGerm 202 and/or a score of "Intermediate" or lower on the 300-Level German Placement Test.
 RecommendedGerm 101, 102, 201, 202.
 NoteCounts as an elective towards the German major or minor.
 TaughtFall, Winter
Course Outcomes

Increasing Vocabulary

The specific objectives of the course are:

  • to greatly increase the vocabulary base by learning a multitude of expressions and applying them regularly in conversation

Becoming More Fluent

  • to become more fluent speakers by practicing conversation in every class period and for at least one hour outside of class each week

Fluently reading of Authentic Literary Texts and Newspaper a

  • to practice reading authentic literary texts and newspaper articles fluently. We will read one complete drama, one complete novel, a dozen short stories and articles, and several dozen poems.

Pronouncing German Correctly

  • to pronounce German correctly

German History and Culture

  • to deepen the understanding of German history and culture

Applying Grammar Correctly

  • to become proficient by applying grammar correctly

Increasing Understanding of Spoken German

  • to increase understanding of spoken German by listening to the instructor and other students, and by listening to news broadcasts, films, DVDs, etc. for at least one hour a week.

Idioms, Vocabulary, and Learned Expressions

  • to incorporate idioms, appropriate vocabulary and other learned expressions and grammar principles in oral presentations and written reports.