CGRM102: Conversational German II

11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/17/2024

Course Description

This course will further the objectives of CGRM 101 by expanding students’ practical conversational skills. Intended for students whose first language is not German but who have previous German training and/or experience through CGRM 101.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


The ultimate goal of this course is to enable the student to communicate effectively in German. Focus is on development of the four communicative skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing (in order of priority). Because German is the most widely spoken native language in Europe and ranks number three among all second languages studied worldwide, knowledge of this language opens unique doors of opportunity in fields such as Christian service, education, international relations, scientific research, technology, and world commerce.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to participate in 2 Discussions. These will be completed in 2 parts: a thread answering the instructor’s prompt (200 words) and replies (50 words each) in which the student will reply to at least 2 of his/her classmates’ threads. (CLO: A, C, D)

Rosetta Stone Assignments (8)


The student will use Rosetta Stone to develop and practice his/her German listening and speaking skills. The student will complete Level 2 & Level 3 (Units 5–12), i.e. one unit each week. Completing lessons will be valuable before taking the Rosetta Stone Milestones.


The student will also complete 8 milestone assessments in Rosetta Stone. The Milestones will assess speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills introduced in the unit. (CLO: A, B, D)

Speaking: Einladung zu einer Feier Assignment

The goal is to demonstrate appropriate knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation to communicate with German speakers on the topic. (CLO: A, B, D, E)

Rosetta Stone Live Tutoring and Reflection Assignments (3)

The student will complete three live Tutoring sessions within the Rosetta Stone program. Once the session has been completed, the student will write a summary of the session, including a reflection of at least 100 words on his/her personal speaking abilities and a plan for improvement. (CLO: A, B, D, E)

Quiz: Practice for Final Oral Exam

The student will complete this practice for the Final Oral Exam in order to get familiar with the types of questions to expect and the technology needed to submit video responses to the questions. The student will review responses to the previous speaking discussion in German and other class materials to prepare for the this practice quiz. 

Quiz: Final Oral Exam

This listening and speaking quiz consists of a number of questions the student will answer with a speaking video, applying the appropriate vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation learned through Rosetta Stone and the textbook. (CLO: C, D, E)

Grammar Quizzes (4)

There will be 4 quizzes that will assess the student’s knowledge of grammatical concepts covered in the assigned Grammar textbook readings. All quizzes will be open-book/open-notes, contain multiple-choice, matching, ordering and true/false questions, and have a 45 or 60 minute time limit. (CLO: A, B, D)

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