This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
This fifteen-week course will continue the progress of students who have already had a year of German by adding to their knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and culture.
This fifteen-week course will continue the progress of students who have already had a year of German by adding to their knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and culture. The class will meet three times per week: the first two meetings will cover the mechanics of the language – grammar and reading – and the third period will be 30 minutes devoted to conversation. The course will feature pronunciation practice, conversation, new grammar concepts and cultural trivia with an emphasis on reading comprehension this year. Students will complete regular homework, quizzes and chapter tests, dictations and two projects during the semester. We will use everything from nursery rhymes, songs, and proverbs to commercials and cartoons to aid the acquisition of this modern and living European language.
Class 1 – Review vocab
Class 2 – Review noun cases, verb conjugations
Class 3 – Modal verbs
Class 4 – Two-way prepositions
Class 5 – Two-way prepositions continued
Class 6 – Separable prefix verbs
Class 7 – Review, first exam
Class 8 – The genitive case
Class 9 – Der-words
Class 10 – Adjective endings
Class 11 – More adjective endings and second exam
Class 12 – Questions and commands
Class 13 – The present perfect tense
Class 14 – Present perfect, continued
Class 15 – Review, third exam
1. German Grammar Drills, Second edition, by Ed Swick, ISBN # 0071789456.
2. Two Klett readers from the Stadt, Land, Fluss series. hese are small German chapter books to be used in addition to the grammar text. They are called Blinder Passagier and Spannende Tour im Schwarzwald, both by Andrea Maria Wagner. One can order these from the International Book Service at 1-800- 277-4247, or at [email protected].
Homework: At least ½ hour per day should be spent on German. When not completing grammar drills or homework assignments, students should be learning vocabulary, listening online to the German news, reading and re-reading the texts given, and studying for the quizzes and tests. All assignments are given and graded by the instructor.