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Beginning German II


This course is designed to provide greater capabilities to communicate in a German-speaking environment. The course will build on the background and skills attained during Course I or during any other equivalent course or any real life experiences acquired during residence or work in a German-speaking environment.


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Better understand and produce the sounds of spoken German;
  • Acquire greater knowledge of the German Grammar and Structure;
  • Participate, better and more comfortably, in conversations or dialogues containing idiomatic expressions and  featuring everyday situations or needs.
  • Enhance skills in speaking about general health care, TV and radio, sports and recreation, general communications regarding telephone, post office, newspaper, train stations and airports, and personal information.  Note that grammar will be introduced in conjunction with a given topic to integrate grammar, vocabulary and conversational skill building.




A.  Health Care

  • Simple Past Tense
  • Reflexive Pronouns
  • Use of als, wenn, wann

B.  Television and Radio

  • Possessive Adjectives (Pronouns)
  • The der words
  • Adjectives used as predicate adjectives
  • Adjectival endings
  • Adjectives used as nouns
  • Indefinite articles

C.  Sports, Physical Education, and Recreation

  • Comparative of adjectives and adverbs
  • Subjunctive mood
  • Past subjunctive

D.  Communications: Telephone, Post Office, Newspapers, Train Station, and Airport

  • Relative Pronouns
  • German word order in main clauses
  • German word order in dependent clauses

E.  Personal Information (Selbstbiographisches

  • Future tense
  • Passive voice
  • Man as a substitute for the passive          



Comfort level with LAN 7305, level I or previous experience in the target language.

Method of Instruction

  1. Lecture
  2. "Round table" discussion to motivate students and promote discussion
  3. Role playing
  4. Story telling


Class Participation