Basic German I

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Modern Languages
Course Code
MODL 1131
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
22
Method Of Instruction
Lab
Seminar
Typically Offered
Fall
Winter
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This course is designed for students who have little or no knowledge of the German language. It is aimed at developing basic oral and written communicative skills through the study of vocabulary, grammar, and culture. German is spoken in class as much as possible.
Course Content
  1. Basic syntactic structures
  2. Basic lexicon
  3. The phonological system of German
  4. Cultural aspects of German-speaking countries
Methods Of Instruction

The functional and communicative approach will be used. 

Classroom activities include: presentation of material by the instructor, practice in pairs and small groups, listening comprehension and audio-visual presentations.

Conversation labs in small groups with a Native Language Assistant.

Means of Assessment
Written Evaluations
(May include but not limited to writing and reading exercises, chapter tests, paragraph writing, written homework, preparation, Final Written Exam)
50% 
Oral Evaluations
(May include but not limited to oral tests, oral presentations, listening comprehension, conversation lab, attendance, preparation, class participation, Final Oral Exam)
50%

No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%.

Learning Outcomes

The student will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in German (present tense only) at the basic level in:

  1. Aural comprehension of simple discourse
  2. Reading comprehension of simplified texts
  3. Speech delivery: extend greetings, express needs, ask questions and give replies
  4. Written expression: simple sentences and short dialogues
Textbook Materials

Terrell, et al. Kontakte: A Communicative Approach. McGraw-Hill.

Accompanying workbook.

Requisites

Prerequisites

No prerequisite courses.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU GERM 100 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2018/08/31
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU GERM 1100 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2019/08/31
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU GERM 102 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU GERM 111 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU GERM 1110 (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU GERM 101 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO GERM 100 (3) 2005/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV GERM 100 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC INTS 151 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV GERM 101 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC GMST 1XX (1.5) 2012/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC GER 100A (1.5) 2004/09/01 to 2012/08/31
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU HUMA 1st (3) 2004/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
12545
Mon Wed
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Zimmermann
Sabine
Open
Online
MODL 1131 001 students must ALSO register in conversation lab MODL 1131 L01, L02 or L03.

This course is for students with no previous knowledge of German. If you already know some German, please see the Calendar for other German course pre-requisites and placement test information.

This course can count as a relevant course in an Associate of Arts specialization in Modern Languages or in an Associate of Arts specialization in Intercultural and International Studies.

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
22
19
3
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon Wed
16:30 - 18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
13036
Wed
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Zimmermann
Sabine
Open
Online
MODL 1131 L01 is a CONVERSATION LAB - Students must FIRST register in MODL 1131 001. Conversation lab starts in week 2.

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
6
2
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
13:30 - 14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
13037
Wed
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Zimmermann
Sabine
Open
Online
MODL 1131 L02 is a CONVERSATION LAB - Students must FIRST register in MODL 1131 001. Conversation lab starts in week 2.

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
5
3
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
14:30 - 15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
13136
Wed
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Zimmermann
Sabine
Full
Online
MODL 1131 L03 is a CONVERSATION LAB - Students must FIRST register in MODL 1131 001. Conversation lab starts in week 2.

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
8
8
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
15:30 - 16:20