Intermediate German I

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
MODL 2231
Descriptive
Intermediate German I
Department
Modern Languages
Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Credits
3.00
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
PLAR
Yes
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
22
Contact Hours
Seminar: 4 hrs/week
Method Of Instruction
Lab
Seminar
Methods Of Instruction

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.

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 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
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)
50% 
Oral Evaluations
(May include but not limited to oral tests, oral presentations, listening comprehension, conversation lab, attendance, preparation, class participation, Final Oral Exam)
50%

No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%.

Textbook Materials
  • Terrell, et al. Kontakte: A Communicative Approach. McGraw-Hill.
  • Accompanying workbook.
Prerequisites

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

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

Which Prerequisite