GRMN111 Elementary German II

Department of Language & Literature: German

I. Course Number and Title
GRMN111 Elementary German II
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
GRMN110 (C or better) or equivalent
V. Other Pertinent Information

Students spend between six and nine hours per week outside of class in activities, such as reviewing vocabulary, reading, completing written exercises, working on pronunciation, preparing oral presentations, and working with the multimedia files that accompany the text.

This course meets the Arts/Humanities and Diversity General Education Goals.

VI. Catalog Course Description
This interactive course continues the work of GRMN110; students continue to acquire a basic knowledge of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing German and it continues to stress oral proficiency, listening, comprehension, and grammatical accuracy. German cultural background accompanies each chapter.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. acquire and demonstrate an elementary, but growing, degree of competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing [Arts/Humanities];
    2. recognize and respond appropriately to more common spoken situations;
    3. demonstrate ability to write basic sentences with some added detail in German; and
    4. explain more common aspects of life in the German-speaking countries [Diversity].
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    Grammatical topics:

    Modal verbs
    Adjective agreement
    Imperative mood
    Accusative pronouns
    Perfect tense: regular and irregular verbs
    Verbs with separable and inseparable prefixes
    Dative case: indirect object, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and prepositions
    Two-case prepositions

    Vocabulary and social topics:

    Food and meals
    Buying and giving gifts
    Clothing and fashion
    Describing appearance and expressing personal tastes and opinions
    Talking about life events and celebrations

    Cultural contexts:

    Vacations and free time
    Shopping and dining habits in the German-speaking countries
    Coffee culture
    Holidays and celebrations
    Focused presentation of a German-speaking country or region

  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. take quizzes and tests;
    2. complete assignments, such as short compositions and grammatical exercises;
    3. perform listening comprehension exercises; and
    4. participate in oral interviews and/or presentations that assess proficiency levels.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Students use text, audio program, workbook, and multimedia resources of first-year proficiency-based German program. See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 5/07; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04; Revised 4/2011; New Core 8/2015