Intermediate 3 German (Intensive)

Freie Universität Berlin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intermediate 3 German (Intensive)

  • Host University

    Freie Universität Berlin

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany

  • Area of Study

    German, German Culture

  • Language Level

    High 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

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

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

    This course is designed to optimize your writing and speaking competences, to enlarge your vocabulary, to increase your usage of complex grammatical structures and to make you consistently and successfully employ self-correcting strategies. You will analyze and discuss cultural, political, and historical aspects of German-speaking countries and compare them to your own cultural background. You will be able to coherently talk about a broad range of subjects and to argue for your point of view. You will be able to mostly understand authentic texts and to follow native speakers in normal conversations.

    Textbook

    Mittelpunkt B2 („Lehrbuch“ and „Arbeitsbuch“) by Albert Daniels et al., Klett Stuttgart 2012; authentic/original material and literature

    Topics

    Friendships and Family
    Clubs and associations
    The world of things
    Working environments
    Cooperation, negation and conflicts
    Knowledge and abilities
    Health (care) and alternative medicines

    Structures

    tenses – prepositional adverbs – adverbial/subordinate clauses – conditional clauses – relative clauses – passive (all tenses, with modal verbs, in subordinate clauses, passive substitutes, statal passive)

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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