Teaches oral communication and introduces cultural mores and customs to students with no prior instruction in the language. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
Basic Spoken German is a conversational course for students with no previous German. The LOCUS is on communication skills, practical vocabulary, and cultural patterns. There are brief, simplified explanations of the structure of the language.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
Functional fluency in English.
B. The development of the ability to carry on a simple conversation with correct pronunciation.
C. The development of the ability to read the German the student has already learned to comprehend and speak.
D. The development of the awareness of cultural patterns, including social patterns of behavior and current events.
The student will learn practical vocabulary in contextual communication patterns. The structure of the language will be explained in simplified terms in the context of the spoken skills developed. Topics and situations to be covered may include:
B. House and Home
D. Family Life
F. Physical Environment
G. Meal-taking, Food, Drink
H. Health and Welfare
K. Earning a Living
M. Public and Private Services
Occupational or technical vocabulary where appropriate for particular group of students (i.e. law enforcement)