Intermediate German I

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Modern Languages
Course Code
MODL 2231
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method(s) Of Instruction
Course Designation
Certificate in Global Competency
Typically Offered


Course Description
This course is designed for students who have completed MODL 1132 or equivalent. It builds on previously acquired communicative skills, further develops reading and writing skills, and provides a deeper understanding of the cultural aspects of German-speaking countries. German is spoken in class almost exclusively.
Course Content

Systematic, in-depth study of:

  1. Syntactic structures
  2. Lexicon
  3. Stylistics
  4. Cultural aspects of German-speaking countries.
Learning Activities

Class activities include: small group practice of syntactic and lexical structures studied at home, discussion of readings, debates, 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 at the intermediate level in:

  1. Aural comprehension of authentic language situations
  2. Reading comprehension of written materials
  3. Study of narrative, past, future, and subjunctive
  4. Speech delivery: supporting an opinion, defending a point of view with respect to reading material
  5. Written expression: expository writing
  6. Understanding target cultures
Textbook Materials
  • Terrell, et al. Kontakte: A Communicative Approach. McGraw-Hill.
  • Accompanying workbook.



MODL 1132 (Minimum Grade of C) or 
Assessment (see calendar).

MODL 1132 (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 2231
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU GERM 200 (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU GERM 200 (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU GERM 2110 (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU GERM 201 (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO GERM_O 200 (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV GERM_V 200 (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC INTS 251 (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV GERM 201 (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC GMST 2XX (1.5)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU HUMA 2nd (3)

Course Offerings

Fall 2024