Introductory German I is a beginning course, which introduces students to the basics of the German language. Students will practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing in German to conduct basic communication in everyday situations and to develop an understanding of contemporary German culture. Active participation and self-expression will be particularly emphasized to enable students to develop their oral proficiency and to communicate in German from an early stage.
Three weekly class meetings with the instructor will cover the fundamentals of communicating in German at the beginner level. We will also explore German culture and life in Germany through topics such as family and friends, food and shopping, housing, daily routines, etc.
Mandatory weekly sessions with a TA will give students an opportunity to further practice the skills they have acquired during class meetings.