Section 1: Montag 11:30-13:00 Uhr, Donnerstag 13:00-14:30 Uhr. KINGST 104
Section 2: Montag, 8:30--10.00 Uhr, Donnerstag 10:00-11:30 Uhr. KINGST 308.
Professorin: Dr. Monika Holzschuh Sator
KIN 411, 613 533-2076, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office Hours: TBA
Study Guide (2011)
All course materials are available through the Campus Bookstore.
Our textbook Kontakte has an Online Learning Center: http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0073535338/information_center_view0/. Click on 'Student edition'.
German 201 is intended for students withan advanced beginner knowledge of the German language, having completed GRMN 101*/102* or equivalent. We begin with a thorough review and consolidation of the grammar structures and vocabulary acquired in GRMN 101*/102*.While we emphasize oral communication, all four foreign language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) will be addressed. With your active participation, this course will help you expand your German language skills, specifically:
As review after each class, fill out the corresponding exercises in the Arbeitsbuch (AB). Some of the exercises require you to work with the accompanying audio-program, which you can find on the textbook webpage (described above). Complete the exercises first, and then correct your answers, using a pen of different color and referring to the answer key in the back of the workbook. Self-correction is an important skill you can improve on in this class and will be part of your homework grade. In order to prepare for the next class, read and complete the grammar sections in the Textbuch (TB) as assigned in the study guide. Write your answers on a separate sheet rather than in the textbook, then, again, check your answers in the back of the book (Appendix G, starting on page A-37) and correct them with a pen of different color. Submit these exercises as requested by your instructor. We will occasionally cover some of the TB grammar material during class, so please always bring your answers along.
Work on the specific pages assigned in the Semesterplan (study guide) each day, even if your homework isn't collected on a daily basis. These detailed assignments serve as important complements to review, foster, and expand your daily learning experiences in the classroom.Exposing yourself to German in frequent and short study sessions is a very important and effective language learning strategy; due to the cumulative nature of the material, "cramming" won't work as a long-term study habit. Homework is usually due when a chapter is finished – specific due dates for your homework are given in the Semesterplan. For each chapter, the assignments will be graded as satisfactory only if handed in on time, complete, and appropriately corrected.
Academic integrity is constituted by the five core fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility (see http://www.academicintegrity.org/fundamental_values_project/index.php). These values are central to the building, nurturing and sustaining of an academic community in which all members of the community will thrive. Adherence to the values expressed through academic integrity forms a foundation for the "freedom of inquiry and exchange of ideas" essential to the intellectual life of the University (see the Senate Report on Principles and Priorities). Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the regulations concerning academic integrity and for ensuring that their assignments conform to the principles of academic integrity. Information on academic integrity is available in the Arts and Science Calendar (see Academic Regulation 1), on the Arts and Science website (see http://www.queensu.ca/artsci/academics/academic-integrity), and from the instructor of this course.
|Attendance and participation||10%|
Textbook and workbook exercises (Kap.10-12) 4%
Homework to accompany reading (2+2+4): 8%
Pronunciation exercise 2%
|2 Schreibarbeiten + 3 Skypeprotokolle||12%|
Attendance is mandatory and of the utmost importance in making your language learning experience a successful one. Your attendance and participation grade will be lowered by 1% for each unexcused absence in excess of three classes (= 1 week!). Additional marks are taken off if you do not hand in your Skype sessions reports (see Schreibaufgaben) for missed tutorials.Should you have to miss a class, it is your responsibility to catch up on work and assignments. Please ask your fellow students first – I'll be happy to answer any remaining questions.
There will be a short weekly quiz of approx. 5 minutes in most weeks. Each quiz will test verbs, vocabulary, ability to understand and communicate on the current level of the class, and recently learned grammar structures. The quizzes are meant to help you stay on top of the class material
The two longer tests are 80 minutes long. They will entail a listening comprehension section, test communicative and writing skills, vocabulary and grammar structures.
The oral interview is about 10 minutes in length. You will be asked to sign up for a time during the ninth week of the semester. You will meet with your instructor and have a conversation on the level appropriate to the course.
Please make sure to edit your assignments with the help of our list of 'Fehler verboten!'Bewertung: Schreibarbeit Frage 1 / 10 Punkte, Skypeprotokoll a) 2, b / 3 Punkte = /15.
Schreibarbeit 1 + Skypeprotokoll 2
Schreibarbeit Waren Sie schon einmal im Krankenhaus? Haben Sie schon einmal einen Unfall gehabt? Erzählen Sie, wie Sie sich fühlen, wenn Sie eine Erkältung oder die Grippe haben. Wählen Sie eins oder 2 dieser 3 Themen und schreiben Sie 10 Sätze!
Schreibarbeit 2 + Skypeprotokoll 3
Schreibarbeit Bitte schauen Sie sich die Kontaktanzeigen im Arbeitsbuch auf S.296 an („Einen Partner finden" = Aufsatz-Training Kapitel 12). Antworten Sie dann auf eine davon – schreiben Sie 12 Sätze: Warum finden Sie die Person in dieser Anzeige interessant? Sagen Sie kurz, wie Sie aussehen, was Sie gern machen und erzählen Sie über Ihre Pläne für die Zukunft. Wie stellen Sie sich eine Partnerschaft vor? Wollen Sie heiraten, Kinder haben? [Falls Sie die letzten beiden Fragen zu persönlich finden, können Sie ja etwas erfinden...]
In small groups, organize a presentation or skit on a German cultural topic of your choice.It must be presented in German. You may not read directly from a written text. You may use bullet points on note cards if necessary. Bring objects to look at and/or pictures!The grade will be split between content, language and presentation skills. This is a group project; each student has to talk during the actual presentation, preferably for an equal time. Groups will be allocated about 3-4 minutes per member.Please discuss your topic with the instructor before your presentation! You must also submit your script to have grammatical errors corrected. Pick a topic that interests you. Your presentation must build on themes, vocabulary, grammatical structures and cultural information that the course provides.
At any time in weeks 2-5, come to my scheduled office hour and read aloud (with proper pronunciation) the assigned page from Leo& Co.
Final Exam This course has no scheduled exam during the exam period in December.
If you need special arrangements for assignments, please seek advice at Health, Counseling and Disability services. Also speak to your instructor as soon as possible, so that you can be accommodated.
Add: 24 September, Drop without academic penalty: 5 November.
The activities in the classroom are mainly concerned with the acquisition of active communicative skills. You should review the material carefully after each class in order to be able to participate freely in activities. Conscientious learning of grammatical concepts and vocabulary are important as a basis for meaningful practice in real communicative situations.Your instructor will speak German in class. You will not understand every word, but do not worry about this; simply keep listening for words that you do know. A good language learner is a willing guesser who accepts the uncertainty of not understanding every word. But please: never hesitate to ask for clarification of an important concept or if you don't know what to do in an activity.Please make use of your professor's office hours! This time is set aside for you: to help you with any problems or concerns, to catch up, to give you additional practice for a concept that you found difficult, for help with pronunciation etc.
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