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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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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate competency in oral language skills beyond Elementary German 1.


  1. Pronounce individual sounds, including appropriate intonation and stress, with little or no interference in order to be understood by a Native Speaker.
  2. Form and produce entire sentences with no hesitation and natural pauses.
  3. 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).
    1. Types of food, names of stores and shops.
    2. Clothes and colors.
    3. Places to eat and drink, ordering in a restaurant.
    4. Sports and leisure pastimes and locations.
    5. Seasons and weather expressions.
    6. Health and fitness, the human body, common illnesses and complaints.
    7. Morning activities.
    8. Places in the city, hotel, and lodging expressions.
    9. 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:

  1. Use vocabulary when speaking.
  2. Respond to a Native Speaker who has used the vocabulary.
  3. Use vocabulary in writing.
  4. 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.


  1. Use Dative case.
  2. Use two-way prepositions.
  3. Conjugate the simple past tense of modal verbs and the present perfect tense.
  4. Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
  5. Use reflexive pronouns and verbs.
  6. Use Genitive case.
  7. 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.


  1. Recognize and discuss some geographical, economical and cultural aspects of some German speaking countries and/or communities such as:
    1. European clothing sizes, shopping, prices, weights and measures.
    2. Regional food specialties, menus, sharing tables in restaurant, paying the bill, the importance of coffeehouses.
    3. Sports, hobbies, and clubs in German-speaking countries.
    4. Health spas in Germany, differences between drug stores.
    5. Services of tourist information offices.
  2. Compare cultural differences.

• 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:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES

  1. The Dative Case and Personal Pronouns in the Dative
  2. Articles and Possessive Adjectives in the Dative
  3. The Dative Case for Indirect Objects
  4. Position of Dative and Accusative Objects
  5. Wer, Wen, or Wem?
  6. Verbs with a Dative Object Only
  7. Prepositions with the Dative Case
  8. Interrogative Pronouns wo, wohin, and woher
  9. The der-Words dieser, jeder, and welcher
  10. Two-Way Prepositions
  11. Describing Location
  12. Describing Placement
  13. Expressing Time with Prepositions
  14. Expressing Events in the Past
  15. The Simple Past Tense of sein and haben
  16. The Simple Past Tense of Modals
  17. Coordinating Conjunctions
  18. Expressing a Contrast: aber vs. sondern
  19. The Present Perfect Tense
  20. Formation of the Past Participle
  21. Weak Verbs
  22. Strong Verbs
  23. Mixed Verbs
  24. Verbs with Inseparable Prefixes
  25. Verbs Ending in -ieren
  26. Verbs With Separable Prefixes
  27. The Use of haben or sein in the Present Perfect Tense
  28. Connecting Sentences: Subordinating Conjunctions
  29. Indirect Questions
  30. Reflexive Pronouns and Verbs
  31. Reflexive Pronouns
  32. Verbs with Accusative Reflexive Pronouns
  33. Verbs with Reflexive Pronouns in the Accusative or Dative
  34. Expressing Reciprocity
  35. The Genitive Case
  36. Proper Names in the Genitive
  37. Prepositions with the Genitive
  38. Attributive Adjectives
  39. Adjectives after a Definite Article or Other der-Word
  40. Adjectives after an Indefinite Article or Other ein-Word
  41. Adjectives without a Preceding Article
  42. Adjectives Referring to Cities and Regions

Primary Faculty
Ramos, Maria
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Pritchett, Marie

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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