2018 German: Intermediate Course 3

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Ichikawa Shinji  Myojo Kiyoko 
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Course description and aims

In this course students read various texts in German. They will also practice pronouncing and writing.
Students should improve the knowledge of German grammar, and continue to develop their reading skill for practical communication in German. Through the texts and visual materials, they can acquire understanding of German culture.

Student learning outcomes

In this course students will :
1) improve the knowledge of German grammar.
2) be able to read short texts in German.
3) acquire understanding of German culture.


German grammar
German culture

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Students will read various texts and translate from German into Japanese, and practice in pronouncing and writing. Through the texts and visual materials, they can also touch the culture in Germany.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Read in German - Christmas : angel comes to Maria To be announced during classes.
Class 2 Christmas : Herod and the three doctors
Class 3 Christmas : Escape to Egypt
Class 4 Grammar 1 - A poesy of Goethe
Class 5 Grammar 2 - A letter of Schiller
Class 6 Grammar 3 - A poesy of Hesse
Class 7 Grammar 4 - A novel of Kafka
Class 8 Grammar 5 - A poesy of Novalis


All Texts are given in classes by the instructor.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

A German-Japanese dictionary is necessary in every class.

Assessment criteria and methods

The scores are based on exercises in classes (40%) and translations of texts from German into Japanese (60%) .

Related courses

  • LAL.G201 : German: Basic Course 1
  • LAL.G202 : German: Basic Course 2
  • LAL.G203 : German: Basic Course 3
  • LAL.G204 : German: Basic Course 4
  • LAL.G341 : German: Advanced Course 1

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students require the elementary knowledge of German grammar. The enrollment in the "German: Basic Course 1-4" is desirable.

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