This course helps you develop skills and strategies to handle oral and written communication tasks in various fields of interest. The course deals with increasingly complicated issues covering a number of topics, for instance history, politics, art, literature, communication and science and will allow you to express how you position yourself in these contexts, using the German language. You will be introduced to German culture through a variety of lenses, such as German cinematography and will be challenged to also think about intercultural themes while becoming a confident speaker of German. The aim of this course is participation in the cultural and academic life in the German language. Grammatically, this course concentrates on advanced structures like the use of indirect speech. This will enable students to take an active part in all sorts of discussions, debates and writings about any subject of cultural and academic interest as well as analyze the language used in texts, lectures and discussions to portray specific stylistic, social and cultural aspects. The students' language skills ought to reach a B1 CEF level, sufficient for participation in all kinds of everyday and academic discussions.
- Teacher: Silke Vogelsang