Outline: LGE232


In this subject, formerly acquired knowledge of German will be increased by applying it to a number of new situations and enhanced by the introduction of many more essential grammatical structures.  Students will be encouraged to communicate verbally and use these grammatical structures in a variety of contexts. 


LGE131 or permission of the instructor 

Credit Status

One Liberal Studies Credit:

Audit Procedures:

Auditing a subject means that you attend a credit class for personal interest and not for academic credit.  If you audit a subject, you are not entitled to examination or other evaluation privileges, and in no instance may credit standing be obtained for a subject which has been audited. 

If you wish to audit a subject you must apply for audit privileges through the Registrar's Office.  Students have up until the third class to indicate their choice to audit a subject or take it for credit.  Regular tuition fees apply.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to 
  1. use German for a variety of purposes and in a variety of contexts as a means of communication;
  2. use German as a learning tool; 
  3. use German as a means for sharing experiences;
  4. use the conventions of German appropriate to the audience;
  5. use German in the development of the thinking  process;
  6. use German in a creative manner, in a practical context as individuals and in a group setting.


The language is taught through the use of integrated, thematic units.  By the end of this course, students will be able to listen to, speak, read, and write German at a more advanced level of fluency. 

Listening Skills 

Students will be able to 
  1. interpret German in order to participate in conversations;
  2. comprehend the main idea from spoken German instruction and infer meaning through available clues

Speaking Skills 

Students will be able to 
  1. respond to questions on a variety of topics;
  2. demonstrate willingness to take risks when expressing more complex ideas and thoughts in German;
  3. follow-through with a conversation in a social situation;
  4. use appropriate gestures and body language to help convey meaning; 
  5. use appropriate vocabulary with a variety of social situations;
  6. use clear and accurate pronunciation and intonation most of the time.

Reading Skills 

Students will be able to 
  1. grasp main ideas in beginner-level reading material

Writing Skills 

Students will be able to 
  1. write in German on a variety of topics;
  2. use correct spelling in simple written assignments;
  3. complete written assignments in German.

Cultural Understanding 

Students will be able to 
  1. identify countries where German is spoken;
  2. show an understanding for cultural/social practices in Germany and other German-speaking countries.

Modes of Instruction

In a classroom setting, instruction will consist of brief lectures, written and oral actitivies, and discussions. Questions and comments also play a significant role. 
Students, on the other hand, will also be expected to prepare on a weekly basis for the upcoming class by reading and studying assigned text material.  In addition to the three hour weekly classes, it is expected that students will have to spend a minimum of three hours per week on independent study to further cement the acquisition of German lessons.  The teacher will then verify the understanding of new  structures  and reading  passages in class and further clarify necessary points.

Prescribed Texts and Tutorials

Moeller, Jack, et. al. Deutsch heute: Introductory German package (includes textbook, in-text Audio CD,and CD-ROM).  Toronto: Houghtom Mifflin, 2004. 

Modes of Evaluation

A student must successfully complete all segments of a subject in order to earn a passing grade.  Students who have not passed the term work may not be permitted to write the final assignment/examination.  For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see the Academic Policy available at Registration.

A+ 90% - 100% 4.0
A 80% - 89% 4.0
B+ 75% - 79% 3.5
B 70% - 74% 3.0
C+ 65% - 69% 2.5
C 60% - 64% 2.0
D 55% - 59% 1.0
F 0% - 54%    0

Grading is based on the following marking scheme: 
        Writing         25%
        Oral            25%
        Cultural        10%
        Participation   10%
        Final Exam      15% oral
15% written
Note: all students must pass the term work to participate in the final exam (oral and written).  In addition, students must pass both the oral final exam and the written final exam to pass the course.  Failing either the oral or written exam components will result in an "F"  for the course.


Students should keep all assignments (including drafts and outlines) and exercises until they receive their final grade. 
Students may appeal any final grade in a subject or any decision by the College, following the recommendation of a Promotion Committee, with respect to the student's academic standing, continuation or status in a program, School, Faculty or the College.  It is the policy of the College that a student who invokes this appeal process will be given a fair hearing.  For further information on appeals, please see Section 12 of the Academic Policy Handbook. 


Approved by: 


Al Woodward, Acting Chair

Last Updated:  Fall 2008