Germany and the German-speaking sphere form a major hub for European politics and Economy. For understanding the rich culture(philosophy, literature, art, science, etc.), German language is a highly useful tool.
Students take ‘Basic German’ in their first year. Classes for this course meet twice per week and the contents are successive.
In ‘Basic German’, students learn beginner level vocabulary and grammar, and acquired the basic skills necessary for reading, listening, speaking and writing in German. In class, students converse in simple German about daily life, write about things close to them, and read easy texts. This allows them to become familiar with the German language, acquire new vocabulary and systemize what they have learned through grammatical knowledge. While studying the German language, students also learn about the culture of various German speaking countries and acquire an understanding of different cultures and how culture and language are related. We have also prepared e-learning classes for this course.
Second year students take ‘Advanced German’. Classes for this course meet once per week.
In ‘Advanced German’, students develop the skills that they learned in ‘Basic German’, and acquire the skills needed to use German for listening, reading, writing and speaking, at a higher level. In class, students read mid-level essays and news articles, converse about a range of topics, listen to recordings and watch videos, and write essays in German about their opinions. This allows them to improve their vocabulary and expressive abilities, while connecting it to their grammatical knowledge. While studying the language, students also learn about the culture and social conditions in German speaking areas, and deepen their understanding of different cultures and the relationship between culture and language.