Designed for beginning German students who are interested and motivated in speaking and learning about the rich German language and culture. It is designed for continued language study, travel, and business purposes. Since a native German speaker will be teaching the course, the emphasis will be in communicative as well as written skills of the living German language. Vocabulary and phonetics studies will be enhanced through visual and auditory means. Dialogue and oral presentations will help students form and develop these skills. For correct usage of the language, a strong grammar foundation will be given through multiple reading, speaking, writing, and listening practices. Current German topics will also be discussed and there will be German guest speakers.
- Identify features of everyday life and culture in multiple countries where the language is spoken.
- Orally communicate short messages and ask questions on a variety of everyday topics with novice-level pronunciation.
- Meet the demands of practical writing situations at a novice level, using basic vocabulary and grammatical structures.
- Identify key words, aural cognates, and formulaic expressions that are highly contextualized.