Intermediate German II

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Course Code
MODL 2232
Intermediate German II
Modern Languages
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Contact Hours
Seminar: 4 hrs/week Lab: 1 hr/week
Method Of Instruction
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, correction of written works, and oral presentations.

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

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 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
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%.

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

MODL 2231 (Minimum Grade of C) or Assessment (see calendar).