Advanced German II (GERM*3510)
Code and section: GERM*3510*DE
Term: Winter 2017
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.
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.