COURSE TITLE: German I
DESCRIPTION: Students experience an introduction to the German language and to the culture of German-speaking countries. The basic objectives are to help each student attain an acceptable degree of proficiency in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and to present the language within the context of contemporary German culture.
Students will learn to recognize vowel and consonant sounds; comprehend basic vocabulary, phrases and simple sentences; extract information from various sources.
Students will learn to reproduce German sounds and intonation patterns and use learned vocabulary and structures appropriately to express themselves in various situations.
Students will learn to recognize written words and phrases in isolation and in context, and to interpret their meaning.
Students will learn to copy and/or reproduce from memory in a progressive manner, letters, syllables, words, phrases, and simple sentences; make appropriate responses to questions; write guided sentences; compose dialogues and simple paragraphs combining active vocabulary and learned grammatical structures.
Students will familiarize themselves with elements of culture which may include daily life, geography, history, art, music, customs, holidays and festivals, and entertainment.