German

Introduction to basic skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding information in newspapers and on Internet sites, and exploring contemporary German-speaking Europe. For students with no prior knowledge of German.

Development of skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding and reading information in newspapers and on Internet sites, and exploring contemporary issues in German-speaking Europe. Students should have prior knowledge of basic German.

Development of skills to converse with native speakers, explore contemporary issues in German-speaking Europe, narrate events in present and past tenses, and to read newspapers, websites, and short fiction with a dictionary. Students should have prior knowledge of elementary German.

Advanced development of writing and speaking skills to discuss contemporary issues in German-speaking Europe; read newspapers, websites, and short fiction; and understand German films. Students should have intermediate-level knowledge of German. Spring only.