Welcome to this introduction to German culture and behavior. Germany is a diverse and unique country, one that relies heavily on tradition and centuries-old heritage.
During this course, we'll briefly acquaint you to the country, its geography, and offer a brief glimpse into its recent and ancient history. Students will learn important things they should do before traveling to Germany, including obtaining a passport, learning about the electrical systems and money used there, as well as how to deal with the infamous autobahn.
We'll familiarize students with common (and expected) business manners and provide understanding of what Germans expect from business meetings and negotiations. We'll offer students a basic understanding of German attitudes when it comes to business as well as some do's and don'ts for business travelers in Germany.
Germans love to celebrate, and we'll introduce a few important dates and celebrations in German culture (in addition to Oktoberfest) in addition to the many different types of foods and drink you'll enjoy there during your travels. Students will learn a few tips regarding driving and train travel in Germany, especially beneficial to those moving from location to location.
In this course, we'll briefly discuss Germany's history leading up to and through the Second World War, the erection and crumbling, of the Berlin Wall, and how Germans today deal with perceptions and stigmas of others regarding its past. Such matters are vital to understanding the 21st century German.
Finally, we'll introduce students to a number of influential Germans who shaped Germany into the country it is today. Understanding German values, behaviors and morals will aid you - whether you're a casual traveler or a businessperson - get the most from your travels to Germany.
This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.
Lesson 1: Wilkommen aus Deutschland!
Lesson 2: Things to Do Before Traveling to Germany
Lesson 3: Business Manners and Expectations for Business Travelers
Lesson 4: What Makes Germans Tick?
Lesson 5: Important Dates and Celebrations in German Culture
Lesson 6: Sampling German Tastes and Foods
Lesson 7: Traveling through Germany
Lesson 8: Travel Tips and Cautions
Lesson 9: German Values
Lesson 10: Entertainment in Germany
Lesson 12: Influential Germans
Lesson 13: Dealing with the Past - Looking toward the Future
|Lesson 1 Exam||10|
|Lesson 2 Assignment||25|
|Lesson 2 Exam||10|
|Lesson 3 Exam||10|
|Lesson 4 Exam||10|
|Lesson 5 Exam||10|
|Lesson 6 Assignment||25|
|Lesson 6 Exam||10|
|Lesson 7 Exam||10|
|Lesson 8 Exam||9|
|Lesson 9 Assignment||25|
|Lesson 9 Exam||10|
|Lesson 10 Exam||10|
|Lesson 11 Exam||10|
|Lesson 12 Exam||10|
|Lesson 13 Assignment||25|
|Lesson 13 Exam||10|
|The Final Exam||34|