In the first-year Gerlang program, students learn German through a rigorous interactive and participatory daily program for the 10-week length of each quarter. In this way students acquire functional and appropriate skills to successfully use their German in a broad array of social, professional and cultural contexts.
Program objectives revolve around three key axes:
Interpersonal Objectives: Interacting with others in order to
- ask and answer questions
- express likes and dislikes
- exchange opinions
- talk about people, places, experiences, and events
Interpretive Objectives: Understanding German in
- Social interactions that students themselves can engage in
- television, radio, audio internet and oral presentations
Presentational Objectives: Using academic/upper registry language in
- giving rehearsed oral presentations with limited reliance on notes
- writing essays of up to 3 pages or extended internet posts
- asking/responding to questions during formal presentations
Explicit explanations of these objectives pertaining to each of the three first-year courses can be referenced in our proficiency objectives and curricular documents.
We also offer our first-year Gerlang sequence in an intensive version in the summer:
Gerlang 11P is an independent study program in German Language. Please contact Dr. Bill Petig for further information at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerlang 10 is a course designed for seniors and graduate students to acquire only reading knowledge for Ph.D. or other exam. . Please contact Dr. Bill Petig for further information at: email@example.com
For further information on Gerlang courses, please click on the Courses tab above or contact the coordinator.
Tentative Fall course syllabi can be viewed below: