The course will be your introduction to the German language and promote a general understanding of cultures and traditions in the German-speaking world. It is designed to enable you to communicate in German on concrete topics dealing with everyday events and situations (e.g. family, leisure, work, food, travel, housing, education, and current events), as well as to understand and interpret authentic German language texts from a variety of media and genres.
You will begin to develop skills in reading, listening, speaking, and writing, and attain mastery of the basic structures (grammar) of the German language.
The course is also designed to give you an understanding of German culture through exposure to cultural artifacts, such as poems, songs, films and short texts. By the end of this course you will have developed not only an ability to communicate in German, but also an awareness of contemporary society and the rich cultural traditions that inform it.
I look forward to hearing from you if you would like me to teach Deutsch für Anfänger at your institution.