This module is a continuation from Intensive Ab Initio German I offering deeper and wider insights into key aspects of German language. It will introduce students to further key grammatical structures and functions of the language through classroom exercises reinforced by private study. Students will become proficient in a wide range of common (predictable) situations and functions. Practical language classes will focus on the enhancement of productive and receptive skills helping students to achieve effective communicative competence beyond `survival¿ level. Further aspects of modern Germany will be introduced in the target language at appropriate points. The course will also help students to develop further strategies for coping with German in real-life situations, using a variety of materials: authentic texts, dialogues, short presentations, interviews and simulated radio & TV programmes. Students will be given the opportunity to work in a group as well as individually. Strategies for independent learning will also be developed. The course is supported by extensive WebCT material for self study.