Intermediate Language Practice F18 (GERM*2010) | College of Arts

Intermediate Language Practice F18 (GERM*2010)

Code and section: GERM*2010*01

Term: Fall 2018

Instructor: P. Mayer


Course objectives:

This course provides further practice in the four skills and in the application of grammatical concepts. Students will also learn about different aspects of German culture.


Learning outcomes:

Given that students will invest the time and effort necessary, at the end of this course they should be able to:

  • function  at a A2+ level of proficiency, which means:
    • Listening: understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar topics that uses high-frequency vocabulary; understand the main points in  messages and announcements on a wider spectrum of topics
  • Speaking: communicate in routine tasks and situations involving familiar topics, including situations likely to arise when travelling in an area where German is spoken
  • Reading: read short texts of moderate complexity on a variety of familiar topics
  • Writing: write short connected texts on familiar topics, applying concepts of basic grammar (all basic concepts of German grammar have been introduced by the end of GERM*2490), and thus involving some complex sentences
  • discuss various aspects of life, social organization and culture in German-speaking countries
  • apply basic German grammatical concepts in speech and writing
  • conduct research on topics arising from the course and communicate their findings through a capstone project









Sevin and Sevin. Wie geht’s. 10th Ed. Thomson Heinle. Textbook.

A selection of texts and materials from the internet or posted on Courselink


Method of presentation:

1 weekly meeting with German Intern and 1 weekly meeting with faculty instructor, students are expected to meet 1 additional hour in groups to work on their capstone project


Evaluation method:



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