GRMN111 Elementary German II
Department of Language & Literature: German
Course Number and TitleGRMN111 Elementary German II
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250
PrerequisitesGRMN110 (C or better) or equivalent
Other Pertinent InformationStudents spend between six and nine hours per week outside of class in activities such as learning vocabulary, reading, completing written exercises, working on pronunciation, preparing oral presentations, and working with the multimedia files that accompany the text.
Catalog Course DescriptionThis interactive course continues the work of GRMN110; students continue to acquire a basic knowledge of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing German. It continues to stress oral proficiency, listening, comprehension, and grammatical accuracy. German cultural background accompanies each chapter.
Required Course Content and Direction
- Course Students will:
- acquire and demonstrate an elementary, but growing, degree of competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing;
- recognize and respond appropriately to more common spoken situations;
- demonstrate ability to write basic sentences with some added detail in German; and
- explain more common aspects of life in the German-speaking countries.
- Core (if applicable) Category I
- compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing world views and practices.
- articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
Cultural PerspectivesStudents will:
International, Gender, and/or Minority PerspectivesStudents will:
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:Grammatical topics
Separable-prefix verbs, verb-noun, and verb-verb combinations
Accusative prepositions and personal pronouns
The comparative and superlative
Simple past of sein, haben, and modal verbs
Perfect tense: regular and irregular verbs
Verbs with separable and inseparable prefixes
Ordinal numbers and dates
Dative case: indirect object, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and prepositions
Vocabulary and social contexts
Food and meals
Purchasing and returning merchandise
Buying and giving gifts
Describing appearance and expressing personal tastes and opinions
Talking about education and job qualifications
Munich and Berlin
Immigration to North America from the German-speaking countries
School systems in German-speaking countries
Holidays and celebrations
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
- Course Students
- take quizzes and tests;
- complete assignments, such as short compositions and grammatical exercises;
- perform listening comprehension exercises; and
- participate in oral interviews and/or presentations that assess proficiency levels.
- Core (if applicable)
- Students take quizzes/tests or complete sections of quizzes/tests which examine the cultural topics presented in the course and in which they compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing world views and practices of some German-speaking people. (Cultural Perspectives)
- Students take quizzes/tests or complete sections of quizzes/tests in which they articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments. (International, Gender, and/or Minority Perspectives)
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:Students use text, audio program, workbook, and multimedia resources of first-year proficiency-based German program. See course format.
Teaching Methods EmployedSection VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.
Review/Approval Date - 5/07; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04; Revised 4/2011