GER 201 is a four-credit intermediate level class. The class is conducted in German and targeted to students who have reached the novice high to intermediate low level of proficiency in German.

In GER 201, students review grammatical concepts they are already familiar with from earlier German classes and improve and refine their abilities to speak, write ,and understand German. The goal of GER 201 is to bridge the gap between beginners’ classes and more advanced studies in the language and culture of the German speaking countries.

In addition to work in the textbook, students engage in a variety of activities and projects working with authentic material, such as literary texts; newspaper articles; Internet resources and exercises; songs; films; and excerpts of TV and radio shows. The material allows students to increase their language proficiency as well as broaden their cultural knowledge.

By the end of GER 201, students will be able to use the language independently. They will understand the main ideas of a complex text, interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity, produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects, and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue.