German I targets elementary-level learners. The aim is to introduce learners with no previous knowledge of German to the German language and German culture through practical use of the language, with a particular emphasis on oral communication.
German II and German III target elementary-level non-beginner learners. As with German I, emphasis will be on oral communication but writing will be introduced through a range of exercises (texts to be completed, short letters, reports etc.).
German IV targets elementary-level learners who are on a clear path progressing to intermediate-level, and concentrates on the application and proper usage of what they have learnt from their previous three courses. It also prepares them to attempt their first German language public examination such as the Zertifikat / Start Deutsch A1.
Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of these courses, students will be able to
Learners’ progress is assessed through continuous assessment, which includes in-class written and oral tests
Evans, S., Pude, A., Specht, F. Menschen A1: Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Ismaning: Max Hueber Verlag, 2012. Available at the University bookshop.