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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "GER 102 "
COURSE NAME: "Introductory German II "
SEMESTER & YEAR: Fall 2017
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Frauke Schweers-Hamp
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: TTH 1.00-2.50PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 60
CREDITS: 4
PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: Placement or GER 101. This course carries 4 semester hours of credit during the Fall and Spring terms.
OFFICE HOURS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
A continuation of GER 101. This course aims at developing and reinforcing the language skills acquired in Introductory German I, while placing special emphasis on oral communication. 
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:
  • Communicative strategies

    Acquire tools and skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, to communicate in German with a basic degree of fluency in real-life situations.

  • Grammar

    Study the structure of the German language, and develop an understanding of basic grammatical concepts.

  • Increase intercultural awareness by exploring communities in the German speaking countries and develop critical thinking skills by making analytical cross-cultural comparisons.


  • LEARNING OUTCOMES:
    By the end of the semester the Student will have completed the A1 level of the GER (Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen - Common European Framework of References for Languages). Students are beeing encouraged to take afterwards the official A1 exam at the German Cultural Center (Goethe-Institute). Students will be able to understand and communicate about things of everyday life by using the past and the present tense. 
    TEXTBOOK:
    Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
    Netzwerk Deutsch als Fremdsprache Kurs-und Arbeitsbuch TEIL 2Stefan Dengler, Paul Rusch, Helen Schmitz, Tanja SieberLangenscheidt978-3-468-46803-2  
    REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
    NONE

    RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
    NONE
    GRADING POLICY
    -ASSESSMENT METHODS:
    AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
    2 tests 20 %
    midterm exam 20 %
    oral exams 20%
    final exam 30 %
    participation and homework 10%

    -ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
    AWork of this quality directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. This type of work demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and has an element of novelty and originality. There is clear evidence of a significant amount of reading beyond that required for
    BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the question or problem raised.There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluatetheory and concepts and relate them to practice. Discussions reflect the student’s own arguments and are not simply a repetition of standard lecture andreference material. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence of reading beyond the required assignments.
    CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides answers that are clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures and reference readings.
    DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material.Important information is omitted and irrelevant points included.In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail.
    FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the issues raised in the question. Most of the material in the answer is irrelevant.

    -ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
    ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS AND EXAMINATION POLICY

    Students are required to come prepared to class and to participate actively. Regular attendance is an essential component of class participation. Students are allowed four unjustified absences. The final grade will be lowered by 2 points for each additional absence. If you arrive late to class, after three times it will count as 1 absent. Absences from class due to the observance of a religious holiday will normally be excused. Individual students who will have to miss class to observe a religious holiday should notify the instructor by the end of the Add/Drop period to make prior arrangements for making up any work that will be missed.

    You cannot make-up a major exam (midterm or final) without the permission of the Dean’s Office. The Dean’s Office will grant such permission only when the absence was caused by a serious impediment, such as a documented illness, hospitalization or death in the immediate family (in which you must attend the funeral) or other situations of similar gravity. Absences due to other meaningful conflicts, such as job interviews, family celebrations, travel difficulties, student misunderstandings or personal convenience, will not be excused. Students who will be absent from a major exam must notify the Dean’s Office prior to that exam. Absences from class due to the observance of a religious holiday will normally be excused. Individual students who will have to miss class to observe a religious holiday should notify the instructor by the end of the Add/Drop period to make prior arrangements for making up any work that will be missed. The final exam period runs until ____________
    ACADEMIC HONESTY
    As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
    STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
    John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

    SCHEDULE

    Week 1

    Grammar

    Lexis

    Culture and Communication

    Präpostionen mit Dativ

    Job, professional experience

    Spot: Das Vorstellungsgespäch

    Use of english vocabulary in German

    See above

    Internship and job
    Praktikum und Arbeit

    Soziale Netzwerke in DACH
    Social Networks

     

    Week 2

    Grammar

    Lexis

    Culture and Communication

    Präteritum und Perfekt

     

    Mein Urlaub- my holidays

    Urlaub im Vergleich
    Comparing holidays

    Artikel mit Dativ
    Possessivartikel Akkusativ

    Telefonieren
    Anleitungen (manuals)

    Arbeiten in Deutschland
    working in Germany

     

     

    Week 3

    Grammar

    Lexis

    Culture and Communication

    Adjektiv mit "sein
    in mit Akkusativ

     

    Meine Wohnung -my appartment

    Living in Germany

    In plus Akkusativ

     

    Möbel-furnitures

    Wie leben Studenten? How do students live?

     

    Week 4

    Grammar

    Lexis

    Culture and Communication

    see above
    Phonetic exercices

    colours

    Einweihungsparty
    house warming party

    See above

    Vocabulary Karneval

    How to celebrate Karneval in Germany

     

    Week 5

    Grammar

    Lexis

    Culture and Communication

    Perfekt und Präteritum

     

    den Tagesablauf beschreiben
    describing every day live

    in der Uni - at University

    Perfekt und Prätertitum

     

     

    Was habe ich in meinem Leben schon gemacht?

    Lied von Nena: In meinem Leben

     

      

    Week 6

    Grammar

    Lexis

    Culture and Communication

    SMS Sprache-SMS Language

    How to write an SMS

    Soziale Medien
    Social Networks

     

    Phonetikübungen

    Making and telephone call

    Explanation Oral Exam 
    Role play

     

    Week 7

    Grammar

    Lexis

    Culture and Communication

    Midterm Test

     

    Midterm Test

    Midterm Test

    Oral Test

     

    Oral Test

    Oral Test

     


    Week 8

    Grammar

    Lexis

    Culture and Communication

    Welcher?

    Mode-Fashion

    sich kleiden-dressing up

    trennbare Verben- seperableVerbs

    Einkaufen

     

    Einkaufen im Kaufhaus - Shopping in the department store - Rollenspiel-role play

     

    Week 9

    Verben mit Dativ

    Was gefällt dir? What do you like?

    Service in Germany- Role play
    Rollenspiel

     

     

     


    Week 10

    Grammar

    Lexis

    Culture and Communication

    Imperativ

     

    Health-   Gesundheit

    Writing a blog on health
    einen Blog über Gesundheit schreiben

    Imperativ du/Sie/ihr

    Gymnastikübungen-exercises

    Im Fitnessstudio Role play

    Week 11

    Grammar                                     Lexis                                               Culture and Communication    
           
                                        
     Modalverben  Was sagt der Arzt?      Beim Arzt-visiting a doctor 


     Modalverben
     Beim Arzt


     Rollenspiel - Role Play beim Arzt

     

     

    Week 12

    Grammar

    Lexis

    Culture and Communication

    Pronomen "man"

     

    Urlaub-holiday

    Wo machen wir gerne Urlaub?
    Where do we like to spend out holidays?

    Fragewörter: Wer? Wem? Wen? Was?

    Describing a way- einen Weg beschreiben

    unterwegs

     

     

    Week 13

    Grammar

    Lexis

    Culture and Communication

    Zeitadverbien

    writing a postcard

    Postkarten, Briefe, SMS, Emails schreiben

    Zeitabverbien

    writing an invitation

    Vorbereitung Oral Exam
    Prepartation Oral

     

    Week 14

    Grammar

    Lexis

    Culture and Communication

    Repetition

     

    Interactive games to consolidate grammar and vocabulary

    Repetition

    Oral Exam 2

     

    Oral Exam 2

    Oral Exam 2