GERM 103
Intermediate German I Fall 2023
Division I

Class Details

In this course students will further develop their German language skills, by discussing a variety of cultural topics and themes in the German-speaking world. Through extensive work on expanding vocabulary, reviewing major grammar topics, conversation and composition exercises, students will strengthen their language skills and develop cultural competency. The course focuses on real communication in meaningful contexts and aims to develop and consolidate students’ speaking, listening, reading and writing abilities at the intermediate level. Using a variety of media, such as texts, video and audio, students will explore various themes and cultural topics in the German-speaking world. Students will have the opportunity to practice and improve their spoken and written German skills through in-class activities and homework assignments. The use of easy readers in the target language will also help to enhance reading comprehension. The mandatory weekly conversation sessions with the German-speaking teaching associates will greatly contribute to enhancing the learners’ speaking and listening comprehension. The course is taught exclusively in German. Active and dedicated participation including homework is expected.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 10
Class#: 1861
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Active class participation, midterm and final exams, quizzes, essays, homework
Prerequisites: GERM 102, Turbodeutsch, or placement test
Enrollment Preferences: If course over-enrolls (beyond cap), preference will be given to students who have already completed GERM 102 or Turbodeutsch.
Distributions: Division I

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