Students need to perform at the novice-mid level in German as described by the American Association of Teachers of Foreign Languages proficiency guidelines.

Specific Goals of German 101:

  1. Speaking and Writing Ability
    • handle selected rudimentary tasks and social situations requiring an exchange of basic information related to
      • work,
      • school,
      • recreation,
      • self, family, home,
      • daily activities,
      • interests and personal preferences,
      • physical and social needs, such as food, shopping, travel and lodging
    • narrate and describe in familiar areas (personal information, common events) in the present tense
    • begin to use cohesive devices (conjunctions, etc.) in connected discourse of more than one sentence or phrase
    • respond to direct questions or requests for information and ask a variety of questions to obtain simple information to satisfy basic needs, such as directions, prices and services
    • use elements and conversational input to make utterances of sentence length and some strings of sentences

  2. Reading and Listening Ability
    • skim and scan for information from texts at the novice-mid level
    • decifer survival texts, such as schedules and signs
    • understand and participate in basic conversational exchanges related to the desired speaking ability