Intermediate German

The primary goal of the German II course is to help students to continue their development in linguistic proficiency and cultural sensitivity. Through a communicative based approach methodology, students will be exposed to all four skills of the language: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students will review the fundamental functions of the German language beginning with greetings and introductions and end the class with more complex structures that require quick transitions in tenses in both verbal and written activities (i.e. from the present to the preterit and imperfect).

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 German to ensure that students have maximum exposure and time to practice the target language.