German Conversation & Composition will expand upon students’ existing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and further their understanding of contemporary German, Austrian and Swiss culture. Building on the skills and vocabulary previously acquired, this course focuses on expanding vocabulary, exploring communicative strategies, and increasing oral proficiency via active participation and self-expression in and outside of class. During the course of the semester, students will become acquainted with and practice various communicative genres ranging from the descriptive to the critical and argumentative.