The goal of German 6 is to improve and enhance communicative competence in the four skills of the language (listening, speaking, reading, writing) through consolidation and introduction of advanced German vocabulary and grammatical structures. Using literature, documentaries, news reports, and other relevant sources students will gain a deeper understanding and knowledge of German and the cultures of the German-speaking countries. Special focus will be on understanding and differentiating between all standard dialects and applying the mechanics and appropriate grammatical structures of German.
The central themes of the course are complex and abstract issues that affect and define the culture of German-speaking countries and speakers. The student learning outcomes of this level are to be able to comprehend complex texts on abstract topics; discuss complex information in debates or meetings; analyze the primary argument and supporting details; infer complex meaning that requires deep understanding of the culture; adapt language in a presentation for casual, professional, or more public audiences; and correctly apply the mechanics and organizational style of the German language and culture.