Spring 2022

Intermediate German

Listed in: German, as GERM-205

Formerly listed as: GERM-05


Heidi Gilpin (Section 01)


Systematic review of grammar, aural and speaking practice, discussion of video and television programs, and reading of selected texts in contemporary German. Stress will be on the acquisition and polishing of verbal, reading, writing, and comprehension skills in German. Three hours per week for explanation and structured discussion, plus one hour per week in small sections for additional practice with German language assistants.Requisite: GERM 102 or two years of secondary-school German or equivalent. Fall and Spring semester: Professor Gilpin.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: An emphasis on written work, readings, oral presentations, group work, in-class quizzes or exams, and instruction in languages other than English. Students with documented disabilities who will require accommodations in this course should be in consultation with Accessibility Services and reach out to the faculty member as soon as possible to ensure that accommodations can be made in a timely manner.

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Kaleidoskop Eighth (8th) Edition Heine/Cengage Learning Moeller, Mabee, Berger, Adolph Required Amherst Books TBD
Kaleidoskop Student Activities Manual (8th Ed.) Heinle/Cengage Learning Required Amherst Books TBD
Collins German Concise Dictionary, 4th ed, German to Engl/Engl to German Harper Collins Recommended (see Syllabus for details) Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Fall 2024