2018 German: Basic Course 2 D14

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Second foreign language courses
Ichikawa Shinji 
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Course description and aims

In "German: Basic Course" students will read the textbook on German grammar for beginners, and practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking in German.
In the "Course 2" students makes a little complex sentences. With visual materials they will touch German culture and history.
During the yearlong practice, students will develop the elementary knowledge and skills needed for communication in German.
In this quarter they should understand the constructions of sentences. They can also acquire the understanding of foreign culture.

Student learning outcomes

Students will be able to:
1) make sentences with adjective, adverb, article, and preposition.
2) understand several varieties of sentence, including the imperative mood.
3) express their feeling, opinion and mind.


・elementary German grammar
・reading, writing, listening and speaking in German
・international communication skills

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Class time will be used to practice writing, reading, listening, and speaking in German with a textbook on grammar for beginners.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Preposition - time, place, and relation To be announced during classes.
Class 2 Adjective and Adverb
Class 3 Comparative expressions
Class 4 The imperative mood
Class 5 Auxiliary verbs
Class 6 Conjunctions - coordinate and subordinate
Class 7 Subordinate clause
Class 8 First step of writing and reading


Text book specified by the instructor.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

A German-Japanese dictionary is necessary. (You can choose your comfortable dictionary.) The other materials for practice are given in the classes.

Assessment criteria and methods

The scores are besed on final (and midterm) exams (60%) and exercises in classes (40%).

Related courses

  • LAL.G201 : German: Basic Course 1
  • LAL.G203 : German: Basic Course 3
  • LAL.G204 : German: Basic Course 4
  • LAH.H111 : Introduction to Foreign Languages 2
  • LAL.G331 : German: Intermediate Course 1

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

Students require the knowledge and skills to pronounce, greet and make short sentences in German. The enrollment in the "German: Basic Course 1" is desirable. You can develop your skills to communicate in German through the "German: Basic Course 3, 4". And "Introduction to Foreign Language 1, 2"encourage your understanding of language and culture in Germany.

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