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||In this course, students acquire basic knowledge of the German language, including intercultural and regional aspects, that will enable them to express themselves in everyday situations, such as traveling, at the doctor’s office, searching for an apartment, in a department store, among colleagues, friends or neighbors.
Students reinforce and augment basic vocabulary and expressions on topics such as education, profession, living and traveling. Students learn and practice classifying and using an extended spectrum of main and subordinate clauses (final clause, indirect questions, temporal subordinate clause, causal sentence). They also learn to employ the preterit (modals verbs) and perfect and will repeat and expand the usage of the prepositions and the declination of the adjective.
Students learn strategies for successful verbal and written communication despite minimal language skills. Opportunities will be made available for effective, self-motivated, independent learning. Students acquire teamwork skills through collaborative work in multinational mixed groups.