The purpose of this course is to increase your familiarity with German culture in addition to developing abilities in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Enrolling in this course you should have a thorough grasp of the basics of German grammar and be able to utilize these in conversation and the writing of compositions. A selected review of advanced grammar will be conducted.
Our materials will be loosely organized around questions of identity and ethnicity, offering perspectives on what it has meant to think of oneself as German and/or live in a German-speaking country over the past 50 years or so. Selected texts and authentic materials taken from a wide array of media (literature, film, newspapers, Internet) will provide a basis for discussions and essays.
I look forward to hearing from you if you would like me to teach Deutsch für Fortgeschrittene at your institution.