Germanic Languages | Conversational German
G375 | 14442 | Langjahr

Prerequisite: G330

Content:  This course has two objectives

a) To provide a setting for intermediate students who wish to
improve their oral communication skills in German by familiarizing
them with strategies, vocabulary, topics and cultural background to do
so. This course is mostly meant for shy students, students who need to
build their vocabulary, or for those who have not had enough oral
practice in their previous German learning environments. A big focus
will also be on improving pronunciation.

b) To raise studentsí awareness of subtle and not-so-subtle
differences in cultural norms, behaviors and attitudes, thus preparing
them for an extended stay in Germany.

Class activities: These activities include class discussions, pair
work, skits, verbal and nonverbal communication exercises,
pronunciation practice, and group presentations.