Syllabus_GERMAN 25 B_Spring 2010

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San José State University School of Humanities and Arts Department of Foreign Languages German 25B, Intermediate German Class Number 27534, Section 01, Spring 2010 Instructor: Larissa Chiriaeva, Ph.D. Office Location: CL (Clark Hall) 410N Telephone: (408) 924-4591 Email: larissa.chiriaeva@gmail.com Office Hours: M W 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Class Days/Time: M W 1:30 p. m. – 3:35 p. m. Classroom: Health Building, Room 405 Prerequisites: 15 units of college German or equivalent Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my faculty web page accessible through the Quick Links>Faculty Web Page links on the SJSU home page http://www.sjsu.edu/people/larissa.chiriaeva/ Course Description This course provides intermediate studies of the German language and is designed to develop second-year language skills. Various language activities such as listening comprehension, reading, writing, and conversation as well as important aspects of German grammar will be offered at a more mature, intermediate, level. The course emphasizes the process of learning German as a Second Language and helps to create a solid base for advanced studies of the German language. The course material is carefully selected to suit the needs and interests of the Intermediate German, German 25B, Class Number 27534, Spring 2010 Page 1
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second-year German students. All work will be conducted in German. Therefore, it is very important that students have at least one year of college German or equivalent. Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives The course corresponds with the following main assignments and objectives, which will be used to develop appropriate intermediate language skills: Grammar exercises to practice more complex structures, to become sensitized to aspects of genre and style, to understand context, and identify regional differences of use Writing assignments to develop intermediate-level written language functions Speaking activities to expand vocabulary with words and terminology from different aspects of current areas of German social life, science, sports, health, computer technology, etc. Oral presentations and role-play to boost intermediate-level speaking skills Textbook and primary-sources readings (focusing on cultural topics) to broaden students’ vision of social and cultural life in German speaking countries Internet assignments to acquire information on cultural, political, and economic developments Required Text Stationen. Ein Kursbuch für die Mittelstufe. 1st edition, Prisca Augustyn, Nikolaus Euba, ISBN -10: 1-4130-0880-1 www.thomsonedu.com/german/stationen Workbook/Lab Manual for Stationen. Kursbuch für die Mittelstufe, ISBN 1-4130-0882-8 Packaged with the text: 1-4282-1006-7 www.thomsonedu.com/german/stationen Other Readings and On-line Resources Complimentary Text Audio Program -- downloadable MP3-ready audio files at the Textbook companion website
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