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Learning Objectives

1. Ability to speak German in a way understandable to native speakers in everyday situations and routine work requirements
2. Ability to understand the main ideas of spoken German in a standard dialect in everyday situations
3. Ability to read with almost complete comprehension German texts encountered in everyday situations as well as a variety of literary texts
4. Ability to write routine social correspondence, narratives and descriptions in German with a minimum of errors
5. General knowledge of German and Germanic cultural traditions and informed attitudes toward cultural differences


Near the end of the quarter before the student plans to graduate, the student is to give an ORAL PRESENTATION ("recital"), lasting approximately five minutes, entirely in German, on a topic of the student's choice, approved beforehand by Dr. Walter. The faculty members of the department, as well as other presenting students, form the audience. After the presentation, audience members possessing sufficient skills in German will ask general questions of the presenter. Following the presentation and question and answer session, the student's performance will be evaluated with "Pass", "High Pass", "Pass with Distinction", or "No Pass."

Criteria for performance are 1) ability in German at least at a High Intermediate level (as put forward by the ACTFL), 2) content of reasonable interest and sufficient complexity to demonstrate the student's skills, and 3) comprehension and reasonably coherent responses to questions.

Annual Reports on the Assessment of Student Learning

Follow the links below to view the full text of the reports for each academic year.



Institutional Research

Sue VanDyne

Lehr Memorial Room: 204
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed