Basic German II

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Modern Languages
Course Code
MODL 1132
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method(s) Of Instruction
Course Designation
Certificate in Global Competency
Industry Designation
Typically Offered


Course Description
This course is designed for students who have completed MODL 1131 or equivalent.
It is aimed at developing further basic oral and written communication skills through the study of vocabulary, grammar, and culture.
Course Content
  1. Basic syntactic structures
  2. Basic lexicon
  3. The phonological system of German
  4. Some aspects of the culture of German-speaking countries
Learning Activities

The functional and communicative approach will be used.

Classroom activities include: presentation of material by the instructor, practice in pairs, listening comprehension, audio-visual presentations, and conversation in small groups with a Native Language Assistant.

Means of Assessment
Written Evaluations
(May include but not limited to writing and reading exercises, chapter tests, paragraph writing, written homework, preparation, Final Written Exam)
Oral Evaluations
(May include but not limited to oral tests, oral presentations, listening comprehension, conversation lab, attendance, preparation, class participation, Final Oral Exam)

No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%.

Learning Outcomes

The student will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in German (present and present perfect tenses) at the basic level in:

  1. Aural comprehension of simple discourse in two tenses.
  2. Reading comprehension of simplified texts.
  3. Speech delivery: express feelings and reactions and narrate in the past.
  4. Written expression: guided composition.
  5. Understanding target cultures.


Textbook Materials

Terrell, et al. Kontakte: A Communicative Approach. McGraw-Hill.

Accompanying workbook.



MODL 1131 (Minimum Grade of C) or 
Assessment (see calendar).

MODL 1131 (Minimum Grade of C) or Assessment (see calendar).       


No corequisite courses.


No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

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Institution Transfer Details for MODL 1132
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU GERM 103 (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU GERM 1210 (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU GERM 102 (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO GERM 110 (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV GERM 110 (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC INTS 152 (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV GERM 102 (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC GMST 1XX (1.5)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU HUMA 1st (3)

Course Offerings

Summer 2023