|Kurs:||Deutsch 204, Sektion 004 ODER 005|
|Kurszeit:||MTWF 12:05 ODER 1:20|
|Treffpunkt:||483 Van Hise|
|Name der Lehrerin:||Nancy Thuleen|
|Büro des Lehrers/der Lehrerin:||847 Van Hise|
|Sprechstunden des Lehrers/der Lehrerin:||Mo 2:15-3:15 und nach Vereinbarung|
|Telefon und/oder email des Lehrers/der Lehrerin:||firstname.lastname@example.org, 263-2590|
|Deutschabteilung:||im achten (8.) Stock von Van Hise Hall|
|Öffnungszeiten: 8:00 - 12:00|
|zur Mittagszeit geschlossen|
|1:00 - 16:00 [4:00 pm]|
|846 Van Hise|
|Sprechstunden: Mon & Wed 11:00-11:50 and by appointment|
|5||Grammatik/Vokabelquizzes||5 @ 03%||15%|
|4||("kurze") Schreibprojekte||4 @ 07%||28%|
|1||("langes") Schreibprojekt||1 @ 12%||12%|
|3||Leseprüfungen||3 @ 05%||15%|
|2||mündliche Projekte oder Prüfungen||2 @ 05%||10%|
|[minus Abwesenheiten]|| |
• the use of specific, new, and precise words (yes, there are verbs besides schlafen, machen, trinken, and gehen);
• the format and structure of the presentation, e.g., introductory phrases, paragraphs, long or short sentences, etc., depending on the genre;
• stylistics, e.g., irony, humor, objectivity, subjectivity, etc., depending on what you mean to accomplish by your writing;
• your audience's reaction, both as you expect it to be as you write your first draft or as you know it to be once you have submitted your first draft to the teacher, friends, or other students in class.
• objective reports of ongoing events (e.g., what happened in class today; daily weather reports;daily newscasts; what I did at work today)
• subjective reports of ongoing events (e.g., diaries; how I felt about X [my room-mate, German class, etc.) today; etc.)
• regular publications, such as a class newspaper
• a portfolio of an ongoing communicative exchange (e.g., a collection of letters or emails exchanged with a friend, pen pal, a peer in class, etc.)
• a study based on independently researched information (e.g., a subject matter that has always interested you; interviews with students in class, the teacher, members of the university or city communities, etc.)
* accuracy on certain selected grammar items (selected by yourself or the teacher)Each assignment will consist of several drafts, whereby not all need to be evaluated by the teacher. Your teacher will explain to you on which drafts s/he will provide feedback, what type of feedback it will be, and how the evaluation of a given draft will be computed with regard to the total percentage assigned to the project.
* overall accuracy
* communicative accuracy (i.e., is it accurate enough to communicate your message)
* sophistication and precision (in vocabulary, structure etc.)
* appropriateness (relative to the genre or communicative intent) of style and tone
* effectiveness and overall interest to the reader
When evaluating your work, your teacher will also let you know in advance to which features s/he will be paying particular attention. You may wish to talk this over with your teacher so as to agree upon goals which fit your specific needs best.
Since the nature of language classes does not allow for incompletes, inquire with your instructor and the course supervisor about drop procedures if you find that due to unfortunate circumstances you cannot meet the attendance requirements.
• 10 Themen which contain the reading texts on both culture (Kulturlese- stücke) and literature (Literarische Texte) as well as general explanations on culture and grammar (Grammatik im Kontext), and related activities.
• 10 Kapitel which is the "hard core" grammar, i.e., what is meant by Grammatik" in the syllabus;
• The 10 Themen and the 10 Kapitel are arranged consecutively, i.e., all 10 Themen are presented together, followed by all 10 Kapitel, so that some flipping back and forth is necessary.
• The 10 Kapitel are followed by grammar charts, including a list of irregular verbs, which in turn are followed by a German-English vocabulary list.
• For the Schreibprojekte, no begin date is given. Your instructor will tell you when to begin these projects and thus determine how long each will last. Due dates are marked on the syllabus as are days to check on the progress of your projects.
• All dates are subject to changes which will occur inevitably. Your instructor will announce any such changes to the class. Please keep yourself updated. You are responsible for knowing and keeping the due dates and the dates of exams and quizzes.
• Several catch-up dates are scheduled throughout the semester. Typically, it is difficult to anticipate how long certain goals take to accomplish so these days are intended to provide each class with opportunity to individualize their learning pace.