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Queen's University

GRMN 202*

Intermediate German II

Winter Semester 2014

Unterrichtszeiten(only one section is offered):
Montag 11.30-1 und Donnerstag 1-2.30 Uhr, KIN 205.
Tutorial: Montag 1.30-2.30, KIN TBC.

Please get in touch with me if you have a time conflict! While it’s not possible to accommodate a full conflict, we can usually work with a partial one, f.ex. part of the class time or the tutorial.

ProfessorinDr. M. Holzschuh Sator. KIN 411, 613 533-2076,

Bücher, die Sie brauchen:

Hilpert, Kalender, Kerner et al.: Schritte international 5: Kursbuch und Arbeitsbuch. Hueber, 2012, available from the Campus Bookstore.

We will also be working with German music videos and a German telenovella, that are available online. The corresponding materials can be downloaded from our course Moodle page.

Course Objectives / Learning Goals:

In GRMN 202, we review and build on material covered in GRMN 101/102 and GRMN 201, enhancing and refining our competence in speaking, reading, writing and listening with a special focus on music in German-speaking countries.

In this semester, particular emphasis will be placed on

1. Speaking Skills, such as:reporting on things that happened in the past, making recommendations and giving advice, expressing (differing) opinions, arguing a point of view and substantiating one’s reasons, and

2. Writing Skills,through a semester-long 900+ word writing project with several drafts, self- and peer-editing.

Your final grade will consist of the following components:

Attendance (5%) and Participation (5%)        10%
9/10 Quizzes (no midterm)                           20%
Final Exam                                                   20%
Homework Assignments                                10%
2 Skypeprotokolle                                        5%

We will continue our skype exchange with students from the Martin-Luther-Universität in Halle, Germany.

Semesterprojekt: Unsere Musikgruppe geht auf Tournee

In groups of 3-5 students, you will: form a fictional band / music group / classical music ensemble etc., design a concert tour through German speaking countries (Deutschland, Schweiz, Österreich), play your own individual role within your music group and write the story of this tour from your own perspective.

First Draft                                                  10%
Submitted Paper                                          15%
Presentation                                                10%



Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000