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Intermediate German II

Course Code: MODL 2232
Faculty: Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department: Modern Languages
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lab, Seminar
Typically Offered: Winter
course overview

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

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.

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

course prerequisites

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

curriculum 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 schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.