2020 German: Basic Course 3 D45

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Academic unit or major
Second foreign language courses
Instructor(s)
Tachibana Hirosuke 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed3-4(H115)  
Group
D45
Course number
LAL.G203
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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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.

Keywords

・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 The course schedule will be determined through discussions held among students and the instructor. Contents: Three forms of verb Tense in German The past Perfect tense - present, past, future The passive Impersonal verbs Relative clause - writing Sentence with relative clause - reading To be announced during classes.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

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.

Textbook(s)

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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