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Course II – Intensive German and Cultural Studies

German language course in the morning (57 hrs)

Intensive German language class (basic to upper intermediate level), focusing on aspects of current issues in Germany; project work

Target group

Students/professionals with both interest in and experience with German language and culture

Specific program in the afternoon (26 hrs)Conversation & Cultural Studies I OR II
Language of instruction: German
Optional program in the evening Drama and dancing class (2–3 x per week)
PrerequisitesGerman A1
Number of students per classMax. 18
Schedule Schedule – subject to change (last updated: 8 December 2016)

Conversation and Cultural Studies I (Option I)

Classroom hours26 hrs
Language of instructionGerman
Course content/ methods

In this course participants will have a number of opportunities to practice speaking. Everyday communication (e.g. shopping, ordering food, finding one’s way, traveling) will be practiced through role plays, short interviews, short presentations, dialogs, and simple discussions. In addition, participants will learn how to convey their communicative needs (e.g. preferences, assumptions and opinions, cultural differences). Based on these topics, relevant vocabulary and idioms will be taught.

Special emphasis will be placed on speaking in authentic situations (projects, e.g. going through the city and answering questions), intercultural learning, and acquiring cultural awareness of Germany and Bavaria.

Certification/ credits based on

Active and regular participation

Conversation and Cultural Studies II (Option II)

Classroom hours26 hrs
Language of instructionGerman
Course content/ methods

In this course participants will focus on gaining cultural awareness of Germany by conversing, reading, and writing. The goal of this course is to help students improve their vocabulary, gain assurance while speaking, and gain confidence while discussing interesting cultural studies topics. Participants will be able to help choose the topics discussed during this course. Current topics about Germany will serve as the impetus of discussions, whereby the intercultural component is of primary concern.

Although the language level of course participants will vary, the primary goal of this course is to allow students to expand their personal communication skills by making short presentations and working in small groups.

 

Certification/ credits based on 

Active and regular participation

Excursion to Ingolstadt

Hours3 hrs
Language of instructionGerman
Course content

During the excursion to Ingolstadt, the group will initially be greeted by an official representative of the city at the city hall, where you will find a snack bar. This will be followed by a tour of the city, after which there will be some time for an individual stroll through town.