Intermediate 2 German (Intensive)

Freie Universität Berlin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intermediate 2 German (Intensive)

  • Host University

    Freie Universität Berlin

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany

  • Area of Study

    German, German Culture

  • Language Level

    Intermediate

  • Prerequisites

    Please note that this course must be taken in conjunction with one other Intensive German Language course for a total of 7 ECTS credits.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    132
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    8
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    13
  • Overview

    This course aims to systematically improve your writing and reading competences. It focuses on your acquisition of complex linguistic structures and your consistent self-correction. It will help you further develop effective reading and listening strategies by using texts and listening examples that extend beyond everyday communication. In-class discussions will be based on the weekly reading of literary and non-literary texts that will motivate you to exchange information, ideas, and opinions. In addition, these texts will provide important cultural and historical background information. Grammar revision is just one of the foci of this course; yet, you will expand and deepen your knowledge of German grammar through specific exercises.

    Textbook

    Netzwerk B1 („Kursbuch“ and „Arbeitsbuch“) by Stefanie Dengler et al., Klett Stuttgart 2017; Mittelpunkt B2 („Lehrbuch“ and „Arbeitsbuch“) by Albert Daniels et al., Klett Stuttgart 2012; literary texts and authentic/original material

    Topics

    Talking about the future
    Urban planning
    Relationships and conflicts
    Health (care)
    Media and the arts
    Society and politics
    Cities and traffic
    Globalization
    Banks and finance
    Travelling Concepts of “beauty”

    Structures

    tenses, temporal adverbs – sentence order – relative clauses – temporal, causal, modal and spatial expressions – negation – passive tense – declension of adjectives – participles I and II as attribute – verbs and cases – morphology – infinitive clauses in present and past tense

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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