German 1020: Elementary German II
(Spring Semester 2007)
Office: Plaza 360H
Please read the content of this syllabus carefully. It contains most of the general information that you will need for this course.
Please also note that the semester is broken into the chapters, assignments and exam dates, listed in the Course Calendar, which we will cover, but the exact pace is subject to change. You will find here information on the objectives of the course, required texts, student evaluation, attendance policy, examinations, and links to various German WWW resources.
To contact me outside of class or office hours, you can also make arrangements by phone or Email. In order to contact all students individually and as a group, please check your MetroConnect account regularly.
Please also review the policies of the Modern Languages Department at: http://www.mscd.edu/~mdl/policies.htm.
The NC (No Credit) option is available without the instructor's signature until February 13, 2007, and with the instructor's signature until March 30, 2007.
Objectives of the Course
You are about to study German with the best materials on the market, working with Treffpunkt Deutsch, 4th Edition, which includes a textbook, a workbook, a video program on DVD, an interactive website, audio files on CD, audio files in the WWW, and a dictionary.
You learn from seeing (Germans, German landscapes, buildings, conversational situations and interviews, etc.) and hearing (Germans speaking, conversing, explaining and music), rather than from reading alone.
While all four language skills are practiced (speaking, listening, writing, reading), your listening and speaking skills will be superior to those who study from a book alone. Writing will be practiced in homework.
This course prepares the student to read and to communicate with ease in German. It emphasizes vocabulary and idiomatic phrases used in everyday language.
Enjoy your Multimedia experience and classroom interaction!
If you have questions that you need to ask outside the class time or office hours, feel free to contact me!
What are the required Texts? The following books are required:
Treffpunkt Deutsch Grundstufe, 4th Edition (Prentice-Hall, 2003). Textbook.
Treffpunkt Deutsch Grundstufe: Arbeitsbuch, 4th Edition (Prentice-Hall, 2003). Workbook.
In addition, there is a video program on DVD which is packaged with the two books at a dicounted rate:
Treffpunkt Deutsch Interactive DVD, 4th Edition (Prentice-Hall, 2003).
This DVD will also be available for use in all campus computer labs!
The Treffpunkt Deutsch Grundstufe website with interactive exercises is at:
http://wps.prenhall.com/hss_widmaier_treffpunkt_4 (Follow the "Jump to" link for each Chapter!)
Vocabulary in Audio Files will be available at:
These files are more than the selections that are included with the books on CD! (Each audio CD also plays on a CD player, not just on a computer!)
It is also recommended that students use the German-English/English-German dictionary which comes with the complete package.
Students will have a final course grade based on the following work:
Attendance is very important owing to participation in the discussions and learning from the various activities and exercises.
The course material will be tested in five chapter examinations. The Final examination will be comprehensive, covering the entire semester.
TD = Treffpunkt Deutsch Lehrbuch (4th Ed. Textbook)
AH = Arbeitsheft (4th. Ed. Workbook)
16.01. - Introduction, Objectives, Resources; Begin Chapter 5 TD: 154-157
18.01. - TD: 158-165; AH: 87-89; Quiz 1
23.01. - TD: 166-173; AH: 90-94; Quiz 2
25.01. - TD: 174-183; AH: 95-100; Quiz 3
30.01. - TD: 184-191; AH: 101-104; Quiz 4
01.02. - Test: Chapter 5; Begin Chapter 6 TD: 192-195
06.02. - TD: 196-202; AH: 111-114; Quiz 5
08.02. - TD: 203-207; AH: 115-118; Quiz 6
13.02. - TD: 208-213; AH: 119-122; Quiz 7
15.02. - TD: 214-219; AH: 123-125; Quiz 8
20.02. - TD: 220-227; AH: 126-128; Quiz 9
22.02. - Test: Chapter 6; Begin Chapter 7 TD: 228-230
27.02. - TD: 231-237; AH: 135-138; Quiz 10
01.03. - TD: 238-242; AH: 139-142; Quiz 11
06.03. - TD: 243-249; AH: 143-146; Quiz 12
08.03. - TD: 250-257; AH: 147-150; Quiz 13
13.03. - TD: 258-265; AH: 151-153; Quiz 14
15.03. - Test: Chapter 7; Begin Chapter 8 TD: 266-267
Week Ten: SPRING BREAK!!!
20.03 - No Class
22.03 - No Class
27.03. - TD: 268-275; AH: 161-164; Quiz 15
29.03. - TD: 276-279; AH: 165-167; Quiz 16
03.04. - TD: 280-285; AH: 168-170; Quiz 17
05.04. - TD: 286-291; AH: 171-173; Quiz 18
10.04. - TD: 292-299; AH: 174-176; Quiz 19
12.04. - Test: Chapter 8; Begin Chapter 9 TD: 300-302
17.04. - TD: 303-308; AH: 181-184; Quiz 20
19.04. - TD: 309-315; AH: 185-188; Quiz 21
24.04. - TD: 316-321; AH: 189-190; Quiz 22
26.04. - TD: 322-325; AH: 191-193; Quiz 23
01.05. - TD: 326-331; AH: 194-196; Quiz 24
03.05. - Test: Chapter 9; Semester Review
Final Examination: Exact Date to be announced!
The above outline is tentative. The exact dates may change somewhat depending on the pace of the class, but the scheduling of the tests is rather firm. The assignments for each one of the weeks may change somewhat. In any case, you will be kept informed throughout the semester.
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Last modified: January 3, 2007.