Intermediate German II

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Modern Languages
Course Code
MODL 2232
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method(s) Of Instruction
Typically Offered


Course Description
This course is designed for students who have completed MODL 2231 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. Culture through materials presented in class and independently researched materials
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, correction of written works, and oral presentations.

Also, conversation in small groups with a Native Language Assistant.

Means of Assessment

Written Evaluations 50%
(May include but are not limited to writing and reading exercises, chapter tests, paragraph writing, written homework, preparation, Final Written Exam)
Oral Evaluations 50%
(May include but are not limited to oral tests, oral presentations, listening comprehension, conversation lab, attendance, preparation, class participation, Final Oral Exam)
Total 100%

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. Speech delivery: supporting an opinion, defending a point of view and making hypotheses
  4. Written expression: expository writing
  5. Understanding and discussing target cultures
Textbook Materials
  • Terrell, et al.  Kontakte: A Communicative Approach.  McGraw-Hill.
  • Accompanying workbook.



MODL 2231 (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 2232
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU GERM 201 (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU GERM 202 (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU GERM 2210 (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU GERM 202 (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO GERM 210 (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV GERM 210 (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC INTS 252 (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV GERM 202 (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC GMST 2XX (1.5)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU HUMA 2nd (3)

Course Offerings

Summer 2023