Beginning German

The primary goal of the German I course is to help students begin to develop linguistic proficiency and cultural sensitivity. Through a communicative based approach methodology, students will be exposed to all four skills of the language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will be introduced to the fundamental functions of the German language beginning with greetings and introductions; asking how someone is; how old someone is, where someone is from; talking about likes and dislikes, what one needs and wants; describing people and things; telling time; giving the date; talking about the weather; discussing things families do together, problems and giving advice.

Some grammar topics will include:

Just as culture is an intrinsic part of language, it is also an intrinsic component to each session. In addition to what is presented in class, students will be exposed to culture and language through a variety of other resources. The class will be almost exclusively conducted in French to ensure that students have maximum exposure and time to practice the target language.