Introductory German II (GERM*1110 )
Code and section: GERM*1110 *01
Term: Winter 2017
This course is a continuation of GERM* 1100. During the semester, students will learn more about intercultural differences and complete a basic study of German grammar to achieve greater speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. GERM*1110 prepares students to progress to more advanced German language courses, such as GERM*2400 and GERM*2490.
It is expected that upon successful completion of this course, students will have the ability to do the following:
- pronounce and produce German accurately
- understand German when spoken slowly and clearly, using familiar words and phrases
- understand short, relatively simple texts and find predictable information in everyday material
- greet people, ask basic questions, express wishes, describe surroundings, and relate past events
- construct and develop short social exchanges and simple dialogues on familiar topics, e.g., living arrangements, banking, tourism, telephoning, travel, transportation, leisure activities, entertainment and media
- employ basic German vocabulary and idioms to talk and write about topics such as the weather, hobbies, family, living conditions, food, travel, shopping, family, education, etc.
- compose simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest, for example a diary, e-mail/postcard, short composition etc.
- understand and apply aspects of German grammar, e.g., imperatives, prepositions, separable-prefix verbs, time expressions, all four cases, reflexive verbs, adjective declensions, zu-infinitives, da- and wo-compounds
- analyse, compare and contrast linguistics features of English and German
- differentiate between the German-speaking countries and North America.
Method of Presentation:
Three (3) classroom hours, plus
One (1) mandatory seminar hour