Intermediate German I F17 (GERM*2490)
Code and section: GERM*2490*01
Term: Fall 2017
Instructor: P. Mayer
This is an intermediate course in German, which introduces all remaining grammar concepts. Students will continue practicing and refining all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). They will also learn about different aspects of German culture.
Given that students will invest the time and effort necessary, at the end of this course they should
- be conversant with all basic German grammatical concepts.
- be able to discuss various aspects of everyday life and culture in German-speaking countries.
- be able to demonstrate a level of proficiency at what the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages calls “Basic User” (A2), according to the following standards:
- Listening: understand phrases and high-frequency vocabulary on topics of immediate personal relevance (e.g. situations of everyday life); understand the main point in short, simple messages and announcements.
- Speaking: engage in simple and direct exchanges of information on familiar topics and activities; handle short social exchanges.
- Reading: understand short texts of moderate complexity and find specific information in everyday materials (e.g. advertisements, personal letters, timetables).
- Writing: write short connected texts on familiar topics, applying grammar learned during the course, and thus involving some complex sentences.