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
Course Learning Goals
- acquire and demonstrate an elementary, but growing, degree of competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing [Arts/Humanities];
- 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 [Diversity].
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
Perfect tense: regular and irregular verbs
Verbs with separable and inseparable prefixes
Dative case: indirect object, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and 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
Vacations and free time
Shopping and dining habits in the German-speaking countries
Holidays and celebrations
Focused presentation of a German-speaking country or region
Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
- 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.
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