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GERM 202 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II

 University of Mississippi
3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Tracy Case Koslowski

Tracy Case Koslowski

Tracy Case Koslowski received a B.A. in Linguistics with minors in German and Russian, an M.A. in German, and an M.A. in TESL, all from the University of Mississippi. Her international experience includes a year abroad studying in Giessen, Germany; working as an English instructor for the “Allegria” troupe of Cirque du Soleil; graduate study in Klagenfurt, Austria; and teaching English at the Berufskolleg in Hilden, Germany.

Before becoming an instructor at UM in 2003, she spent three years teaching German at Pascagoula High School. In addition to teaching independent study German, Tracy is a full-time instructor in the University of Mississippi Intensive English Program.

Contact Information:

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Course Description

This is an eighteen lesson independent study course in intermediate German. This course will expand the student’s knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, while introducing various regions, cities, and cultural elements of the German-speaking world. This course will include speaking, listening, reading comprehension, and writing in German.

Textbook Information:

GERM 201 TEXTBOOK

Tschirner et. al. 2009. Kontakte: A Communicative Approach. 6th edition. New York: McGraw Hill. ISBN: 978-0073535333

Students must also buy access to the QUIA on-line workbook. Instructions will be included in the online course documents.

It is your responsibility to order your textbook. Online retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices. Use the ISBN number to make sure you're ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives:

  • Correctly decline words.

  • Express the past tense in various ways.

  • Use the subjunctive.

  • Use the passive voice.

  • Develop a knowledge base about the geography and culture of various German regions.

Course Outline:

This course is composed of eighteen instructional modules:

Lessons

Assignments

Content

 

T=read pages in textbook; Ü= Übung; S=Seite(n); VB=Videoblog QUIA refers to the online workbook; ORAL Performance (directions given in lesson); WRITTEN Assignment (directions given in lesson)

 

Lesson One

T 1-12, Ü 1 (S. 4), Ü 4 (S. 6), Ü 12 (S. 11), Ü 15 (S. 12)

Station 1

Lesson Two

T 13-29, Ü 18 (S. 14), Ü 26-27 (S. 19), Ü 29 (S. 22), Ü 31 (S. 26), VB B (S. 28)

Station 1

Lesson Three

T 30-38, Ü 39 (S. 33), Ü 45 (S. 36), QUIA (Station 1) due

Station 1

Lesson Four

T 39-47, Ü 1 (S. 41), Ü 4 (S. 42), Ü 12-14 (S. 46-47)

Station 2

Lesson Five

T 48-59, Ü 16 (S. 49), Ü 18 (S. 51), Ü 24 (S. 55), Ü 29 (S. 57), VB C (S. 58)

Station 2

Lesson Six

T 60-70, Ü 35 (S. 67), Ü 39 (S. 68), QUIA (Station 2) due, WRITTEN Assignment 1 (S. 69)

Station 2

 

MID-COURSE EXAM 1

Station 1-2

Lesson Seven

T 71-81, Ü 1 (S. 74), Ü 2 (S. 74), Ü 12 (S. 80), Ü 13 (S. 81)

Station 3

Lesson Eight

T 82-93, Ü 17 (S. 83), Ü 20 (S. 86), Ü 23 (S. 88), Ü 29 (S. 91), VB D (S. 92)

Station 3

Lesson Nine

T 94-102, Ü 36 (S. 99), Ü 37 (S. 100); QUIA (Station 3) due, ORAL Presentation 1 (Ü. 21, Unser Universitätssystem)

Station 3

Lesson Ten

T 103-112, Ü 1 (S. 105), Ü 2 (S. 105), Ü 4 (S. 108), Ü 13 (S. 111), Ü 14 (S. 112)

Station 4

Lesson Eleven

T 113-125, Ü 17 (S. 114), Ü 24 (S. 118), Ü 27 (S. 120), Ü 30 (S. 122), VB C (S. 124)

Station 4

Lesson Twelve

T 126-132, Ü 39 (S. 131), Ü 43 (S. 132); QUIA (Station 4) due, WRITTEN Assignment 2 (Ü 42, S. 131, #2 oder 4)

Station 4

 

MID-COURSE EXAM 2

Station 3-4

Lesson Thirteen

T 133-141, Ü 1 (S. 136), Ü 2 (S. 136), Ü 13 (S. 141)

Station 5

Lesson Fourteen

T 142-151, Ü 17 (S. 134), Ü 20 (S. 145), Ü 24 (S. 146), Ü 27 (S. 149), VB C (S. 151)

Station 5

Lesson Fifteen

T 152-160, Ü 34 (S. 158), Ü 35 (S. 159), Ü 37 (S. 159); QUIA (Station 5) due, ORAL Performance 2 (S. 147)

Station 5

Lesson Sixteen

T 161-172, Ü 1 (S. 163), Ü 5 (S. 165), Ü 7 (S. 167), Ü 15 (S. 171)

Station 6

Lesson Seventeen

T 173-181, Ü 19 (S. 173), Ü 21 (S. 175), Ü 24 (S. 176), Ü 25 (S. 177), VB D (S. 181)

Station 6

Lesson Eighteen

T 182-188, Ü 33 (S. 186), Ü 38 (S. 187); QUIA (Station 6) due, WRITTEN Assignment 3 (Familiengeschichte, S. 186)

Station 6

 

FINAL EXAMINATION

Station 1-6

Grading:

Scale
The GRADING SCALE will be based upon a ten point grade system:
90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
70 - 79 = C
60 - 69 = D
Less Than 60 = F

Grading Information
Hausaufgaben (Homework): 20%
ORAL and WRITTEN Performances(5): 20%
Mid-Course Exams (2): 20%
Final Exam: 40%

Examination Information 
Three examinations will be administered during the course. Examinations will be returned to the students as quickly as possible. The final examination is the THIRD examination and WILL be comprehensive. Passing this course is dependent upon passing the Final Exam.

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