Curriculum Guideline

Basic German I

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
MODL 1131
Descriptive
Basic German I
Department
Modern Languages
Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Credits
3.00
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
PLAR
Yes
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
22
Contact Hours
Seminar: 4 hrs / week Lab: 1 hr / week
Method Of Instruction
Lab
Seminar
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.

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
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
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%.

Textbook Materials

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

Accompanying workbook.

Which Prerequisite