In this course students read various texts in German. They will also practice pronouncing and writing.
Students should improve the knowledge of German grammar, and continue to develop their reading skill for practical communication in German. Through the texts and visual materials, they can acquire understanding of German culture.
In this course students will :
1) improve the knowledge of German grammar.
2) be able to read short texts in German.
3) acquire understanding of German culture.
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students will read various texts and translate from German into Japanese, and practice in pronouncing and writing. Through the texts and visual materials, they can also touch the culture in Germany.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Read in German - Christmas : angel comes to Maria||To be announced during classes.|
|Class 2||Christmas : Herod and the three doctors|
|Class 3||Christmas : Escape to Egypt|
|Class 4||Grammar 1 - A poesy of Goethe|
|Class 5||Grammar 2 - A letter of Schiller|
|Class 6||Grammar 3 - A poesy of Hesse|
|Class 7||Grammar 4 - A novel of Kafka|
|Class 8||Grammar 5 - A poesy of Novalis|
All Texts are given in classes by the instructor.
A German-Japanese dictionary is necessary in every class.
The scores are based on exercises in classes (40%) and translations of texts from German into Japanese (60%) .
Students require the elementary knowledge of German grammar. The enrollment in the "German: Basic Course 1-4" is desirable.