Elementary German for Singers

The language component provides three to four hours of daily instruction in German grammar and conversation at a level appropriate to each student's proficiency. The language component carries two credits, with courses offered on several levels. Students are integrated in the regular language classes according to what level they placed into after taking the placement exam, and after an oral interview on campus before the summer session begins. Students in the German for Singers Program who placed into level 1, beginning German, will take courses with our regular beginning German students for three hours and will then have an additional hour of special language and culture training in the Singers program.

Daily activities include four hours of classroom instruction, plus additional work in the language laboratory and computer center. Emphasis will be placed on the grammatical structures of German as well as on conversation and correct pronunciation. Reading comprehension skills are introduced through primary texts, including literature. Throughout the program, audio-visual presentations supplement regular classroom activities.

Required text:
Robert Di Donato, et al.: Deutsch, Na klar! An Introductory German Course (7th ed., McGraw-Hill) (book, workbook, and lab manual);
Cecile Zorach, Charlotte Melin, Adam Oberlin: Englisch Grammar for Students of German (6th Edition, The Olive and Hill Press)

Note: All students who have prior knowledge of German and want to be placed beyond the Elementary German level (101-102-103) are required to take an analytical placement examination involving all four skills. On the basis of the test results, students will be advised concerning their course selections.
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Summer 2016 Language Schools

GRMN3106A-L16 Lecture (Scheufler, Burwick, Holznienkemper, Naumann, Schicker, Steding, Tracksdorf)

Summer 2015 Language Schools

GRMN3106A-L15 Lecture (Peckenpaugh, Huemer, Kaupp, Scheufler, Tracksdorf)

Summer 2014 Language Schools

GRMN3106A-L14 Lecture (Matthias)

Summer 2013

GRMN3106A-L13 Lecture (Matthias)

Summer 2012

GRMN3106A-L12 Lecture (Matthias)

Summer 2011

GRMN3106A-L11 Lecture (Matthias)

Summer 2010

GRMN3106A-L10 Lecture (Matthias)

Summer 2009

GRMN3106A-L09 Lecture (Matthias)

Summer 2008

GRMN3106A-L08 Lecture (Matthias)

Summer 2007

GRMN3106A-L07 Lecture (Gabriel)

Summer 2006

GRMN3106A-L06 Lecture (Matthias)

Summer 2005

GRMN3106A-L05 Lecture (Matthias)

Summer 2004

GRMN3106A-L04 Lecture (Matthias)