German 201 is the first half of an intermediate German language sequence. Students will expand on previous knowledge and skills to improve their proficiency in German. The primary emphasis in this course is on the acquisition and review of standard German structure and vocabulary to expand what you can DO with the language in the interpersonal, interpretive, presentational modes of communication. negotiation of meaning. During this process you will also learn more about history, culture and everyday life in German-speaking countries. All of these experiences will not only open you up to a new culture and language, but encourage you to discover your own culture and language.
Dr. Martina Lindseth, a native of Germany, has a diverse background in language studies, with an undergraduate degree in translation and computational linguistics from Leipzig University, and a Master's and PhD in Linguistics from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her current research is focused on the development of oral proficiency and the implications for teaching. Results of her research have been published in different national and international journals. She is certified by the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages as proficiency tester and trainer and regularly gets invited to conduct professional development workshops for faculty at institutions across the country. In her spare time, she likes to go fishing and camping in Northern Wisconsin, hike in the German Alps, grow orchids, and play with her beloved Golden Retriever Luther aka "Duke."