Further builds reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in German, focusing on communication in a cultural context. Develops students' knowledge of vocabulary, pronunciation and grammatical principles in order to comprehend and express everyday ideas in both spoken and written German. Presents the cultures of German-speaking countries.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
GER-132 is designed to enable students to reach the Novice High level on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale, focusing on language learning through communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities.
- Present-tense verbs
- Past-tense verbs
- Future expressions
- Gender, number and case agreement
- Word order
- Comparative and superlative structures
- Demonstrate correct usage of present-tense reflexive verbs
- Recognize and produce common regular and irregular verbs in the Perfekt and Imperfekt
- Express the future using werden
- Distinguish between and produce accusative and dative declinations of nouns, definite and indefinite articles, and possessive pronouns
- Distinguish between and produce accusative (motion) and dative (location) after two-way prepositions; recognize and produce common verb-preposition combinations
- Order adverbs and adverbial phrases correctly
- Recognize and demonstrate correct usage of accusative and dative pronouns
- Compare and contrast using appropriate comparative and superlative structures
- Recognize and demonstrate correct usage of coordinating and some common subordinating conjunctions
- Write about, speak about, and interpret simple dialogues and paragraphs related to themes presented in each chapter/unit of the textbook
- Interpret and produce simple narratives in the present and past using appropriate time markers
- Analyze aspects of German-speaking countries' cultures that differ from the U.S. norm, giving specific examples that illustrate such differences
Note: A grade of C- is not transferable and is not accepted by some programs at HFC.
Assessment and Requirements
Assessment of academic achievement will be identified and implemented by the class instructor. Methods will include, but not be limited to:
- Weekly/regular quizzes
- Homework assignments
- Chapter/unit tests
- Oral and/or expressive-receptive exam(s)
- Midterm/final exam
All sections of this level will use a textbook (and any accompanying materials) selected by the course coordinator and approved by the World Languages Committee.