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Germany Today: Intensive Study of German Language & Culture

As taught in: January IAP 2005

A photo montage of students participating in class activities.

Students interacting in class. (Photograph by Prof. Ellen Crocker.)


Ellen Crocker

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Course Highlights

This course features, in the assignments section, sample student writing assignments and a downloadable sample vocabulary list. Also, a comprehensive calendar detailing all assignments and activities associated with the course is posted.

Course Description

Prepares students for working and living in German-speaking countries. Focus on current political, social, and cultural issues, using newspapers, journals, TV, radio broadcasts, and Web sources from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Emphasis on speaking, writing, and reading skills for professional contexts. Activities include: oral presentations, group discussions, guest lectures, and interviews with German speakers. No listeners.