This course introduces the student to the language and culture of the German-speaking world. A variety of learning experiences will be used to promote language proficiency. As students move up in the course, it will further develop the language and culture of the German-speaking world. The course will present more complex structures of basic German and expand the cultural themes learned in previous levels. The goal is to help students bridge the gap between intermediate and advanced level German, and eventually work on fine-tuning students' language skills. There will be emphasis on writing, speaking, listening, and reading, while incorporating grammar and culture throughout the course.