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This course is a continuation of FG 102. In this class you will be able to develop your language skills in German to a high intermediate or advanced level. This means you will be able to converse in a clearly participatory manner in order to communicate information on practical and factual matters about yourself and about areas and themes that interest you. To promote this fluency in German we will be reviewing the basic grammar of German and studying more carefully the form and uses of the subjunctive mood, passive voice, reflexive verbs and idioms. In the process, we will also be covering 5 of the Themes in our text, Kaleidoskope, to develop a broad understanding of contemporary German history and culture.

At the end of this class you should have an active vocabulary of about 3000 words and idioms. We want you to feel comfortable with using contemporary German so that you will be able to move on to classes at more advanced levels and to take part in Skidmore's Study Abroad Program in Germany, in Berlin, Freiburg or Vienna.
The only way to learn another language is to use it. Therefore your attendance and active participation in each class session is required. You will be responsible for weekly written assignments, oral reports, quizzes and chapter exams. This is essential for promoting a simple oral proficiency in German, which is the goal of this class.

Instructor: David Wildermuth

Tues. 2:10-3:30 in BO 380 and Thurs. 2:10-3:30 in TCL 202

Required Texts:
Moeller, Liedloff, Adolph, Mabee. Kaleidoskop: Kultur, Literatur und Grammatik. 6.ed Boston: Houghton. 2002

Class Attendance 25
Homework 25
Exams and Quizzes 25
Final Exam 25


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