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 2" students makes a little complex sentences. 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 constructions of sentences. They can also acquire the understanding of foreign culture.
Students will be able to:
1) make sentences with adjective, adverb, article, and preposition.
2) understand several varieties of sentence, including the imperative mood.
3) express their feeling, opinion and mind.
・elementary German grammar
・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: Preposition - time, place, and relation Adjective and Adverb Comparative expressions The imperative mood Auxiliary verbs Conjunctions - coordinate and subordinate Subordinate clause First step of writing and reading||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 besed on final (and midterm) exams (60%) and exercises in classes (40%).
Students require the knowledge and skills to pronounce, greet and make short sentences in German. The enrollment in the "German: Basic Course 1" is desirable. You can develop your skills to communicate in German through the "German: Basic Course 3, 4". And "Introduction to Foreign Language 1, 2"encourage your understanding of language and culture in Germany.