The overall goal of Intermediate German I is to further develop your linguistic and cultural knowledge, allowing you to feel more comfortable as a user of German. By the end of the semester, you should be able to: . use and understand German in everyday situations. . communicate effectively in general areas and in individual areas of interest. . understand general cultural perspectives in contemporary Germany. . read and understand authentic materials from German-speaking countries. A balance of activities will help the development of all four skills and of cultural knowledge, and assessment of progress will occur across skills throughout the semester. This is a content-based course, best titled "Der Auenseiter in der deutschen Kultur." We will look at various examples of "outsiders" in German-speaking countries, and compare and contrast their home culture with the culture of German-speaking countries. We'll be using listening activities for intermediate students and reading children's book written for native speakers. These materials include authentic and up-to-date language and cultural information. You will also complete cultural activities using materials from the web. Taught in German. Prerequisite: 122 or 123 (part 2) or approved equivalent.