In German 1, students are introduced to the basic and fundamental skills necessary for expressing common ideas in the German language. They learn to state daily activities and how to have an introductory conversation. These concepts build in theme and scope, allowing students to explore topics including daily activities, travel, needs, desires, and preferences in typical and increasingly complex situations. The course provides a realistic context in which students can practice their newly acquired skills. German 1 also provides a considerably thorough study of grammatical skills, ranging from the most basic sentences to engaging and creative structures dealing with more interesting situations.