Designed for students who have been exposed to the German language and have knowledge of German present-, past-, and present perfect-tenses. Students should be motivated and interested in speaking German and learning about the rich German culture. The class is designed for continued language study, travel, and business purposes. Since a native German speaker will be teaching the course, the emphasis will be in communicative as well as written skills of the living German language. Vocabulary and phonetics will be enhanced through visual and auditory means. Dialogue and oral presentations will help in forming and developing these skills. For correct usage of the language a strong grammar foundation will be given through multiple reading, speaking, writing, and listening practices. German history and current German topics will also be discussed and there will be German guest speakers.