Advanced German II (GERM*3510) | College of Arts

Advanced German II (GERM*3510)

Code and section: GERM*3510*DE

Term: Winter 2017


Course Description

This course provides a continued study of advanced German grammar, as well as aspects of structure and style of the German language, through oral presentations and discussions with a special emphasis on essay writing.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  • Evaluate critically and negotiate successfully intercultural aspects, differences and similarities
  • Interpret different types for texts (news media, music, literature, etc.) for their implicit and explicit perspectives
  • Formulate a sophisticated understanding of German culture and society
  • Function at the B1+ proficiency level for German following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which means:
    • Listening: understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar topics; understand the main points of many radio or TV programs on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is clear.
    • Speaking: deal with situations likely to arise when traveling; engage in unprepared conversation on familiar topics.
    • Reading: understand texts consisting mainly of high-frequency vocabulary on a variety of topics; understand descriptive texts and texts that are present an argument or adopt a particular viewpoint.
    • Writing: write connected texts about familiar topics using a variety of grammatical structures; express opinions or points of view on a given topic.

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