Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

GER 101 - Elementary German I

Course Description

The basic principles of pronunciation and grammar of the German language are covered and vocabulary dealing with everyday situations is emphasized. Listening and speaking skills are developed through laboratory practice and increased use of German in the classroom.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Recognize the essential differences between the German and English pronunciation systems.
Understand in oral and written form first-level content words and grammatical principles.
Read aloud in German with due attention to principles of good pronunciation including word stress and intonation patterns.
Produce appropriate pattern and sentence transformation.
Write in dictation form with a reasonable degree of accuracy from materials that have been studied.
Recall familiar facts of German culture from reading assignments.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: Fewer than two yrs H.S. German