DESCRIPTIONS, INSTRUCTORS & REQUIREMENTS
CSA’s German Language courses parallel typical course offerings at American colleges and universities; designed to provide each participant with maximum opportunities to actively use German. Studying a language where it is spoken locally and to conduct research at a particular subject’s place of origin or source makes sense. This brings the student into constant contact with the people and the language, greatly enhancing one’s learning. German Language text and workbooks will be provided. The teachers are Austrian Professors (native speakers of the language) with extensive experience in teaching German to Americans. The following workshops will be offered -study on a one-on-one basis as well as in group classroom settings:
- BEGINNING GERMAN - Introduction to German: (NFC) No prerequisite. Vocabulary building (minimum 500 words of everyday usage), basic grammar, pronunciation drill, simple conversation and composition based on immersion in aspects of daily life.
- INTERMEDIATE GERMAN - Language and Culture: (NFC) Prerequisite-GER 101 or equivalent. Grammar review as needed. Conversations and compositions on cultural topics, reading of newspapers & periodicals of moderate difficulty, intensive practice in conversation & discussion of current events, translation of text and reading of contemporary literature.
- ADVANCED GERMAN - Communication in German: (NFC) Prerequisite-GER 10 or equivalent. A study of practical phonetics, advanced grammar and stylistics. Reading and interpretation of difficult works of contemporary literature, lectures, discussions and short papers. Conducted entirely in German. Course content and emphasis may vary, depending on the preparation and interests of students enrolled. A daily log, interviews with native Austrians and assigned research topics will be required.
- INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION - Independent Study: (NFC) No Prerequisite. An in-depth study, in an area of interest to the student (must be approved by instructor/CSA).
Offered on a Workshop or Individual Instruction basis only and is not offered for academic credit. The Workshop (NFC): is $500, billed by and payable to CSA prior to departure. Individual Instruction Fees: is $100 per hour (total number of hours desired should be determined prior to departure), billed by and payable to CSA prior to departure. Students should be prepared to spend up to $70 on recommended class field trip entrance fees.
Our Austrian Hosts Await our Group’s Arrival this July