Learning a language is a multi-faceted experience in which you are introduced to a whole new set of words and ways of expressing yourself with words, along with new cultures formed by people who have been speaking that language for centuries. The German-speaking world spans Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Liechtenstein in Europe, as well as many other parts of the world. In German 2B, you'll be reintroduced to German in common situations, beginning with various professions and career plans for the future. You’ll discuss traveling to various regions and the flora and fauna found in each region and describe types of trips, including road trips, camping, and ecotourism. You’ll also describe hobbies, activities, and crafts that people enjoy. Finally, you’ll discuss medical specialists, including dentists and veterinarians, and symptoms related to illness and injury. You'll build on what you learned in the German 2A course to communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in German as you internalize new vocabulary and grammar. You'll also learn about some regions of the German-speaking world where the central characters of each unit are visiting. You will build on this semester's work as you advance in your German studies: everything that you learn about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will serve as a foundation for further learning.