Intermediate 2 German (Intensive)
Freie Universität Berlin
Area of Study
German, German Culture
Please note that this course must be taken in conjunction with one other Intensive German Language course for a total of 7 ECTS credits.
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits8
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units13
Hours & Credits
This course aims to systematically improve your writing and reading competences. It focuses on your acquisition of complex linguistic structures and your consistent self-correction. It will help you further develop effective reading and listening strategies by using texts and listening examples that extend beyond everyday communication. In-class discussions will be based on the weekly reading of literary and non-literary texts that will motivate you to exchange information, ideas, and opinions. In addition, these texts will provide important cultural and historical background information. Grammar revision is just one of the foci of this course; yet, you will expand and deepen your knowledge of German grammar through specific exercises.
Netzwerk B1 („Kursbuch“ and „Arbeitsbuch“) by Stefanie Dengler et al., Klett Stuttgart 2017; Mittelpunkt B2 („Lehrbuch“ and „Arbeitsbuch“) by Albert Daniels et al., Klett Stuttgart 2012; literary texts and authentic/original material
Talking about the future
Relationships and conflicts
Media and the arts
Society and politics
Cities and traffic
Banks and finance
Travelling Concepts of “beauty”
tenses, temporal adverbs – sentence order – relative clauses – temporal, causal, modal and spatial expressions – negation – passive tense – declension of adjectives – participles I and II as attribute – verbs and cases – morphology – infinitive clauses in present and past tense
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations