GRMN 200: German Grammar Review
Have you completed the 100-level German sequence but still have questions about grammar? Are adjective endings, cases, and verb placement still a bit of a mystery to you? If you answered yes to these questions, this course is for you. We will focus on clarifying fundamental grammatical concepts and on how to use them in real-life situations. In addition, we will build upon this foundation and expand your knowledge of grammar by exploring more subtle nuances of the German language. As we work on mastering the grammar, we will continue to refine your writing skills, listening comprehension and speaking ability. Students will complete a writing project and take several quizzes, a midterm and a final exam.
Instructor: Victoria Finney
Prerequisite: German 107 or the equivalent, or instructor’s permission.
GRMN 210: German for Everyday Life
This course will focus on speaking and writing about everyday situations. Can you explain in German how to get from the Green Turtle Bar to The Scrounge? Can you tell someone how to make your favorite dish? Can you describe the layout of your dorm room, or tell the doctor where it hurts? Topics we’ll consider will include: describing yourself, your family, and your surroundings; traveling, shopping, cooking, going out to dinner, giving directions, and using a computer. Your participation in this course will greatly expand your German vocabulary, improve your speaking skills, and hone your writing abilities. Frequent use of short German videos will increase your listening comprehension, and there will be selective review of some points of grammar. Students will be asked to complete short essays and projects, to create and narrate at least one short film on their phones, and to take midterm and final exams.
Instructor: Nancy Nobile
Prerequisite: German 107 or equivalent