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German 101First Semester German – Fall 2012Instructor: Royal BaysingerClassroom: LL114Office: LL09Class meetings: MWF 12-12:50PMOffice hours:MF 10-11AMEmail: [email protected]Office phone: (480) 727-0285Department phone: (480) 965-6281Welcome to German 101!German 101 is a first semester course for students with a) no prior knowledge of German, or b) no more than one year of high school German, or c) authorization from the German section based on your ASU German Placement Test performance. See your instructor if you are in this course for any other reason.In this course you will learn to read, listen, write and speak German. The primary goal of instruction in 101 is to help you develop your ability to communicate in German using a variety of tools. You will learn to use German to ask and answer questions; name and describe persons, things, places, and events; deal with a certain situations; narrate orally and in writing; write letters and postcards; fill out forms; and comprehend some texts. You will also expand your knowledge of the cultures of the German-speaking countries. We hope you will be willing to contributeto the class discussions what you already know.German 101 is a four-credit course that meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the classroom and has a one-hour online component. The online component isnot optional or part of the regular homework; it is the fourth hour for which you are receiving credit. You receive credit for the fourth credit hour using Centrothat accompanies the textbook.How much time you shouldspend studying outside of class depends on a number of individual factors such as your linguistic aptitude, self-discipline, attitude toward studying, attitude toward learning a foreign language, attitude toward German, etc. You should, on average, plan to spend at least 1-2 hours each day studying German: completing written homework, reviewing, reading, and building your vocabulary. Your instructor can offer some tips on how to study effectively.Learning Objectives(in alignment with the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012):Speaking(novice low-novice mid): Students will be able to:-communicate short messages on everyday topics using isolated words and phrases they have encountered in role plays, partner work, and group work-ask and respond to simple questions, which have been covered in the course, by interviewing classmates, creating role plays, etc. Writing(novice low-novice mid): Students will be able to:-produce lists and notes using words and phrases by writing shopping lists, shortads, etc.-provide limited information, such as biographic information, on simple forms and documents-reproduce practiced material to convey short messages, by writing short journal-like paragraphs-exhibit a high degree of accuracy when writing on well-practiced, familiar topicsin journal-like entriesListening(novice low-novice mid): Students will be able to:-recognize and understand isolated key words, cognates, and high-frequency phrases that are contextualized and predictable (e.g. introductions) in short