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GERMAN 305: CONVERSATIONAL GERMAN

 

                    

 

                         Stundenplan

 

 I.  INSTRUCTOR:    Dr. Gabriele Eckart

                    Office: ART BUILDING 309

                    Phone: 986 6185

                    E-mail: geckart@semo.edu

                    Office Hours: M,W 9.00-10:00 a.m.,

                   F 4.00-5.00 p.m. and by appointment

 

 

II. COURSE DESCRIPTION: The primary objective of this course is to develop the student’s competency in communicating through the spoken medium. Class time will be spent in conversation and discussion of material read outside class. Emphasis will be on idiomatic expressions used in daily speech, pronunciation and vocabulary building. (3 credits)

 

III. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Besides increasing their vocabulary, the students should try their language skills and turn their passive language skills into active ones.

 

IV. CONTENT OUTLINE, CLASS ACTIVITIES, PROCEDURES:

Our class work will center on the assigned chapters in the text book, on readings of Grimm’s fairy tales, and on watching a video The Oppermanns. The students mainly will engage in debates about the texts and the video.

 

V. ASSIGNMENTS: Students are expected to read all assigned readings and familiarize themselves with the vocabulary. In addition, students have to do six Internet assignments in the Language Lab and to attend three German films in the department’s film series and summarize and discuss them.

 

VI. GRADING PROCEDURE:

  Attendance, Participation                       20%

  Film reports and homework                         10%

  Vocabulary Quizzes                                14%

  6 Lab Assignments                               6 %

  Exams                                           40%

  Comprehensive Final Examination                   20%

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                                              Total:  l00%

PARTICIPATION:

To get your full points for Class Participation, I expect:

Active participation, good attendance record, student volunteers information freely in class discussion without being called upon to doing so; always tries to speak German; assignments are handed in on time.

 

VI: Prerequisites: German 220 or equivalent or consent of the instructor.

 

VII. TEXTS: 1. Salaün, Isebelle: Weiter: Lesen, Reden und Screiben (Wiley, l994).

           2. Willy Schumann (Ed.) Grimms Märchen.  (Suhrkamp).

   

 

                             CALENDAR

 

WEEK 1:  Einführung.

WEEK 2:  Kapitel 1: Das Familienleben

WEEK 3:  Kapitel 2: Das Leben zu zweit

WEEK 4:  Kapitel 3: Medizin und Gesundheit

WEEK 5:  Kapitel 4: Bitte zu Tisch

WEEK 6:  Kapitel 5: Studien an der Uni

WEEK 7:  Kapitel 6: Hobbys und Sport

WEEK 8:  Kapitel 7: Die Arbeitswelt

WEEK 9:  Kapitel 8: Urlaub und Reisen  

WEEK 10: Kapitel 9: Fernsehen und Film  

WEEK 11: Kapitel 10: Literatur und Sprache

WEEK 12: Kapitel 11: Heutige Probleme

WEEK 13: Kapitel 12: Die Zukunft unserer Umwelt

WEEK 14: Die Oppermanns. Diskussion Grimms Märchen

WEEK 15: Die Oppermanns. Diskussion Grimms Märchen

WEEK 16: Schlussdiskussion, Vorbereitung auf das Examen

 

FINAL EXAMS: TBA

 

NOTE: The Department makes available free tutoring services.

 

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