Elementary German II
This is an ONLINE COURSE. The course syllabus, directions, and materials will be posted on an online course website. Students will be expected to access the documents at this course site and participate regularly in online discussions. There is also a requirement to attend regular online virtual sessions at the time indicated in this description. Technology requirements can be found at: //http://online.sas.upenn.edu// The instructor will meet online with the students to explain the use of the technology for the course before the start date. This course is a continuation of GRMN 101 and is designed to strengthen and expand students' listening, speaking, reading, and writing competence and to deepen an understanding of German-speaking cultures. By the end of the course, students will be able to handle a variety of day-to-day needs in a German-speaking setting and engage in simple conversations about personally significant topics. Students can expect to be able to order food and beverages, purchase things, and be familiar with the German university system, the arts, media, and current social topics. Students will begin to be able to talk about the past and the future, make comparisons, describe people and things in increasing detail, make travel plans that include other European countries, and make reservations in hotels and youth hostels. By the end of the course students will be able to talk about their studies and about their dreams for the future. In addition, students will prepare develop reading strategies that should allow them to understand the general meaning of articles and short literary texts. Furthermore, students will feel more able to understand information when hearing German speakers talking about familiar topics. Cultural knowledge remains among one of the foci of German 102, and students will continue to be exposed to authentic materials. The primary text for this course is Deutsch Interaktiv, a free online program from the Deutsche Welle.