2017 German: Basic Course 3 D33

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Ichikawa Shinji  Yamazaki Taro 
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Course description and aims

In "German: Basic Course" students will read the textbook on German grammar for beginners, and practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking in German.
In the "Course 3" students makes the past, passive, and relative clause. With visual materials students will touch German culture and history.
During the yearlong practice, students will develop the elementary knowledge and skills needed for communication in German. In this quarter they should make various expressions and familiarize themselves with thinking forms of German. They can also acquire the understanding of foreign culture.

Student learning outcomes

Students will be able to:
1) make the past.
2) make the passive.
3) make the relative clause.


・elementary German grammar
・reading, writing, listening and speaking in German

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Class time will be used to practice writing, reading, listening, and speaking in German with a textbook on grammar for beginners.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Three forms of verb To be announced during classes.
Class 2 Tense in German
Class 3 The past
Class 4 Perfect tense - present, past, future
Class 5 The passive
Class 6 Impersonal verbs
Class 7 Relative clause - writing
Class 8 Sentence with relative clause - reading


Text book specified by the instructor.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

A German-Japanese dictionary is necessary. (You can choose your comfortable dictionary.) The other materials for practice are given in the classes.

Assessment criteria and methods

The scores are besed on final (and midterm) exams (60%) and exercises in classes (40%).

Related courses

  • LAL.G202 : German: Basic Course 2
  • LAL.G204 : German: Basic Course 4
  • LAH.H111 : Introduction to Foreign Languages 2
  • LAL.G201 : German: Basic Course 1
  • LAL.G331 : German: Intermediate Course 1

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students require the knowledge and skills to pronounce and make the present sentences in German. The enrollment in the "German: Basic Course 1, 2" is desirable. You can overview the German grammar through a continuous learning in "German: Basic Course 4". "Introduction to Foreign Language 1, 2" will encourage your understanding of language and culture in Germany.

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