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Intermediate German

GRST 211
Fall 2009
Section: 01  
Certificates: International Relations

This course typically follows GRST101 and 102 or GRST105.

Its goal is to help students increase their proficiency in German language while emphasizing authentic cultural contexts. The textbook Stationen introduces students to eleven cities or regions in the German-speaking world. It combines engaging cultural topics with authentic readings and contextualized grammar in a unifying context. Through exposure to a variety of texts and text types, students develop oral and written proficiency in description and narration and develop tools and discourse strategies for culturally authentic interaction with native speakers. Classes focus on an active use of the language, such as discussions, partner work, group projects, and creative role-playing. Feature films and audio clips are regularly integrated into the course to increase students' listening comprehension. Through regular essay assignments, students expand their vocabulary and apply increasingly diverse writing techniques. Among our goals will be improved communication and reading skills, an expanded vocabulary, more accurate and diverse written expression, as well as greater insight into cultural features of the German-speaking world. Students who satisfactorily complete this course are eligible for study in Regensburg on the Wesleyan-Vanderbilt-Wheaton Program.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Speaking
Intercultural literacy and applied linguistics: Through class activities, assignments and with the use of authentic materials, students will gain an understanding of new cultural concepts and values which will help them develop intercultural literacy.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA GRST
Course Format: LanguageGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: GRST102
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(GLEN-MN)(GRST-MN)(GRST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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