COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title: GERMAN I
Code Course Type Regular Semester Lecture Recit. Lab Credits ECTS
FL 203 E 3 - - - 3 5
Lecturer and Office Hours: Arjan Shahini
Teaching Assistant(s) and Office Hours: -
Language: English
Compulsory/Elective: Elective
Classroom and Meeting Time: N/A
Course Description: The objective of this course is to develop reading, speaking and writing skills of students in German language
Course Objectives: Students are expected to develop basic communicative competences in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The main goal is to be able to learn how to navigate through daily activities in a German-speaking environment, such as ordering food in a restaurant, shopping at the grocery store/supermarket, getting around in the city, and conducting simple conversations about yourself (studies, hobbies, and fields of interest). The textbook Menschen A1 and additional authentic materials deals primarily with everyday situations and provide a good opportunity to develop your individual language skills.
COURSE OUTLINE
Week Topics
1 Introducing oneself/meeting people: small-talk in a café, order and pay
2 In the language course: naming things
3 Cities, countries, languages and sightseeing
4 Orientation: at work; in the city
5 Professions: work-life and everyday life
6 People and Houses: living environments and furniture
7 Appointments: dates and time
8 Mid-Term
9 Traveling: asking for directions and reporting on your trips
10 On vacation
11 Eating and drinking: shopping, market and supermarket
12 Clothes and weather – fashion – buying clothes
13 Body and health: sports
14 Body and health: At the doctor
Prerequisite(s): No
Textbook: Evans S., Pude A., Specht F. (2012). Menschen A1. Berlin: Hueber. link: https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=ca9f3adb9470eccf&id=CA9F3ADB9470ECCF%212825&ithint=folder,&authkey=!AAS-BUuMy-FJwpo
Other References: Jin, F., & Voß, U. (2013). Grammatik aktiv: Üben, Hören, Sprechen. Berlin: Cornelsen.
Laboratory Work: N/A
Computer Usage: N/A
Others: No
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 Reception: In listening students will be able to understand familiar, simple and everyday expressions and questions. They will be able to read and understand simple adapted texts and basic information given in posters, schedules, forms and other material in everyday language, both by listening to a person if he/she talks slowly, or by reading from texts containing illustrations/international words.
2 Production: In speaking students can introduce him/herself and answer questions about personal details. With frequently used expressions that have been learned by heart, he/she may interact in routine matters such as shopping, going to restaurant, seeing a doctor, and travelling, provided the other person adjusts themselves to his/her limited language skills. In writing students will be able to provide simple, everyday information (e.g. postcards), fill out forms with personal data, connect simple sentences to write about his/her immediate environment, daily routines, and family and friends.
3 Reflection: Students will be able to self-correct their vocabulary use and conjugated forms in structured dialogues, if the teacher provides hints. They will gain social-cultural competences in German-speaking countries like greetings, dealing with time, behavior in public, or responding to personal invitation. Students will also be able to reflect in his/her native language on experiences in learning German, on their personal learning strategies, define their own learning goals and assess their progress accordingly.
COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO... PROGRAM COMPETENCIES
(Blank : no contribution, 1: least contribution ... 5: highest contribution)
No Program Competencies Cont.
COURSE EVALUATION METHOD
Method Quantity Percentage
Homework
2
10
Midterm Exam(s)
1
20
Presentation
1
20
Final Exam
1
30
Attendance
10
Total Percent: 100%
ECTS (ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD)
Activities Quantity Duration(Hours) Total Workload(Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 3 42
Mid-terms 1 7 7
Assignments
Final examination 1 7 7
Other 3 7 21
Total Work Load:
125
Total Work Load/25(h):
5
ECTS Credit of the Course:
5