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LAG 100 - German Language I
The foreign language courses offered by the School of Languages, Literacies and Translation can be taken by students as option or compulsory courses or to fulfil the number of units required for graduation. Students are not allowed to register for more than one foreign language course per semester. They must complete at least two levels of a foreign language course before they are allowed to register for another foreign language course. However, students are not required to complete all four levels of a foreign language course.

LAG 100 - German Language I 

This course is an introduction to the German language, German‐speaking countries and their culture. Learners will distinguish typical German pronunciation and acquire basic grammatical structures and a range of vocabulary  related to communication in everyday situations.  

LAG 200 - German Language II  

This course aims to develop elementary proficiency in spoken and written German, focusing on listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural literacy. Learners will increase basic grammatical and lexical knowledge, and gain some insight into cultural aspects pertaining to Germanspeaking countries. At the end of the course learners will be able to express and understand simple needs in predictable and common situations related to their personal lives.

LAG 300 - German Language III

This course aims to consolidate learners’ command of German grammatical structures and their acquisition of active and passive vocabulary. While mastering complex sentence structures, learners will be able to understand and use a variety of basic sentence patterns that will enable them to enhance their interaction skills as well as their comprehension of conversations. This will also improve their essay writing skills. Upon completion of this course, learners will be eligible to register for the international Goethe Institute ‘Start Deutsch 1‐(A1)’ examination.

LAG 400 - German Language IV

This is the final course of the German language course series. Learners will review and expand their grammatical, lexical and cultural knowledge of German‐speaking countries to attain proficiency at the intermediate level. They  will be able to communicate with more accuracy and complexity in oral and written German in informal and formal situations. Upon completion of the course, learners will also be eligible to register for the international Goethe  Institute ‘Start Deutsch 2‐(A2)’ examination.

School of Languages, Literacies & Translation
Universiti Sains Malaysia,11800 Minden, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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