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 1" students exercise pronunciations and learn expressions for daily life. With visual materials they 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 understand the elements of short sentences. They can also acquire the understanding of foreign culture.
In this course students will be able to:
1) pronounce German fluently and exactly .
2) greet in German.
3) make short sentences in German.
・elementary German grammar for beginner
・reading, writing, listening and speaking in German
・international communication skills
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
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|
|Class 1||The course schedule will be determined through discussions held among students and the instructor. Contents: Introduction - Language and culture in Germany Alphabet and pronunciation Greetings in German Elements of sentence - verb, subject, object and predicate Conjugation of verb Cases - nominative, genitive, dative and objective Declensions of articles and pronouns construction of short sentences||To be announced during classes.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Text book specified by the instructor.
A German-Japanese dictionary is necessary. (You can choose your comfortable dictionary.) The other materials for practice are given in the classes.
The scores are based on final (and midterm) exams (60%) and exercises in classes (40%).
No prerequisites. The enrollment in the related courses is desirable. Through "German: Basic Course 1-4" you can overview the German grammar. "Introduction to Foreign Language 1, 2" encourage your understanding of language and culture in Germany.