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German

GERM 102-3

Introductory German I

Available in Fall 2014>>

German 102 presumes no knowledge of the German language. Through a rich array of authentic material with accompanying activities and exercises you will learn how to introduce yourself, give personal information, talk about your hobbies, interests, and entertainment, describe your daily routine, and speak about your home, family, and friends. Additionally, you will be introduced to German holidays, student living, and the Euro.

By the end of the semester, you will have developed basic receptive skills (listening and reading) and productive skills (speaking and writing) necessary to handle basic conversation.

Along with the material presented in the textbook Deutsch: Na klar! (Einführung to Kapitel 4) a web-based Intelligent Language Tutoring System has been designed to enhance your learning. This E-Tutor provides error-specific and individualized feedback.


GERM 103-3 

Introductory German II

Available in Fall 2014>>

German 103 is built on the language presented in German 102 and continues to emphasize everyday communication. Upon completion of this course you should be able to purchase different types of clothing as well as shop for basic food, you should also be able to order food and beverage in restaurants and pubs, discuss typical leisure-time activities, talk about the weather, name parts of the human body and talk about common illnesses. Additionally, this course introduces you to the German cuisine, to German health spas and to writings (plays, poems) by German authors.

Along with the material presented in the textbook Deutsch: Na klar! (Kapitel 5 to Kapitel 8) a web-based Intelligent Language Tutoring System has been designed to enhance your learning. This E-Tutor provides error-specific and individualized feedback.


GERM 104-3 

German for Reading Knowledge I

Available in Fall 2014 through Distance Education>>

This is an introductory course that covers reading strategies, grammar for reading purposes, learning resources, and basic vocabulary. It offers a multimedia introduction to reading skills in German that will enable you to comprehend material in a variety of genres including newspaper articles and scientific texts.

Students work largely independently either in a multimedia lab at SFU or on a home computer.


GERM 201-3 

Intermediate German I

Available in Fall 2014>>

German 201 continues the work of German 103. Through classroom discussion, conversational exercises, structured listening practice, reading, and composition writing you will learn how to register at a hotel, find and describe various public places in the city, talk about travel plans, book a vacation, talk about public transportation, discuss your future occupation and the job finding process, and talk about money matters. Additionally, you will be introduced to German maps, general facts about the country, the school system, and several short stories by German authors. By the end of the semester, you should have attained an intermediate level of proficiency.

Along with the material presented in the textbook Deutsch: Na klar! (Kapitel 9 to Kapitel 12) a web-based Intelligent Language Tutoring System has been designed to enhance your learning. This E-Tutor provides error-specific and individualized feedback.


GERM 202-3 

Intermediate German II

German 202 is designed to develop and expand your language and cultural awareness skills in German. During the first part of the semester you will learn how to talk about the mass media, TV and radio shows, as well as films, newspapers, and magazines, You will also be able to state your opinion regarding various problems in the world and possible solutions as well as give your opinion about the environment.

The second part of the semester will focus on short stories by contemporary German authors. By the end of the semester, you should have attained an upper intermediate level of proficiency.

Along with the material presented in the textbook Deutsch: Na klar! (Kapitel 12 to Kapitel 14) and a reader, a web-based Intelligent Language Tutoring System has been designed to enhance your learning. This E-Tutor provides error-specific and individualized feedback.


GERM 300-3 

Advanced German

German 300 is the continuation of German 202. The course consists of the continued training in aural, oral, writing and reading skills in German in order to increase competency and ease. At the same time, the course will prepare students to pass the Zertifikat Deutsch an official certification recognized by private and public employers worldwide as proof of solid basic knowledge of German.