GRMN 1470 - Elementary German 2
Credit Hours: 4.00
Prerequisites: GRMN 1460 or two or more years of high school German
(formerly GRMN 1270)
This course continues students’ development of German language and culture by building and expanding on the culture, vocabulary and language structures learned in GRMN 1460. New language functions will be presented in meaningful activities that emphasize all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing and allow for further cultural exposure. Students are required to use computer based technology to practice these skills.
Billable Contact Hours: 4
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate competency in oral language skills beyond Elementary German 1.
- Pronounce individual sounds, including appropriate intonation and stress, with little or no interference in order to be understood by a Native Speaker.
- Form and produce entire sentences with no hesitation and natural pauses.
- Engage in conversations with a Native Speaker in the present or near future tense about the following topics (includes both initiating conversations as well as responding appropriately to speech of a Native Speaker).
- Types of food, names of stores and shops.
- Clothes and colors.
- Places to eat and drink, ordering in a restaurant.
- Sports and leisure pastimes and locations.
- Seasons and weather expressions.
- Health and fitness, the human body, common illnesses and complaints.
- Morning activities.
- Places in the city, hotel, and lodging expressions.
- Ask for and give directions.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use German vocabulary related to
Objectives: Regarding topics such as clothing and grocery shopping, restaurants and food, weather, daily routine, celebrations, health, medical conditions, and hospitals:
- Use vocabulary when speaking.
- Respond to a Native Speaker who has used the vocabulary.
- Use vocabulary in writing.
- Demonstrate reading comprehension skills by discussing subject matter and/or answering questions based on the passage read.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use grammar structures beyond Elementary German 1 in speaking and writing.
- Use Dative case.
- Use two-way prepositions.
- Conjugate the simple past tense of modal verbs and the present perfect tense.
- Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
- Use reflexive pronouns and verbs.
- Use Genitive case.
- Use attributive adjectives.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize and discuss aspects of German culture beyond Elementary German 1.
- Recognize and discuss some geographical, economical and cultural aspects of some German speaking countries and/or communities such as:
- European clothing sizes, shopping, prices, weights and measures.
- Regional food specialties, menus, sharing tables in restaurant, paying the bill, the importance of coffeehouses.
- Sports, hobbies, and clubs in German-speaking countries.
- Health spas in Germany, differences between drug stores.
- Services of tourist information offices.
- Compare cultural differences.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- The Dative Case and Personal Pronouns in the Dative
- Articles and Possessive Adjectives in the Dative
- The Dative Case for Indirect Objects
- Position of Dative and Accusative Objects
- Wer, Wen, or Wem?
- Verbs with a Dative Object Only
- Prepositions with the Dative Case
- Interrogative Pronouns wo, wohin, and woher
- The der-Words dieser, jeder, and welcher
- Two-Way Prepositions
- Describing Location
- Describing Placement
- Expressing Time with Prepositions
- Expressing Events in the Past
- The Simple Past Tense of sein and haben
- The Simple Past Tense of Modals
- Coordinating Conjunctions
- Expressing a Contrast: aber vs. sondern
- The Present Perfect Tense
- Formation of the Past Participle
- Weak Verbs
- Strong Verbs
- Mixed Verbs
- Verbs with Inseparable Prefixes
- Verbs Ending in -ieren
- Verbs With Separable Prefixes
- The Use of haben or sein in the Present Perfect Tense
- Connecting Sentences: Subordinating Conjunctions
- Indirect Questions
- Reflexive Pronouns and Verbs
- Reflexive Pronouns
- Verbs with Accusative Reflexive Pronouns
- Verbs with Reflexive Pronouns in the Accusative or Dative
- Expressing Reciprocity
- The Genitive Case
- Proper Names in the Genitive
- Prepositions with the Genitive
- Attributive Adjectives
- Adjectives after a Definite Article or Other der-Word
- Adjectives after an Indefinite Article or Other ein-Word
- Adjectives without a Preceding Article
- Adjectives Referring to Cities and Regions
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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