Course syllabus

 

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German 101/G German Language Introductory
SEMESTER 1, 2019
15 points

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We all go through tough times during the semester, or see our friends struggling. There is lots of help out there - for more information, look at this Canvas page, which has links to various support services in the University and the wider community

 

Important Info:

Prescribed text:

Print version
Specht, Franz; Evans, Sandra; Pude, Angela (2012): Menschen A1. Kursbuch mit DVD-ROM. Ismaning: Hueber. ISBN 978-3-19-101901-3 (price in euro: €17)
ebook version comes split into two parts (you need both): A1.1 & A1.2 (price in euro: 2 x €12)

AND

Print version
Reimann, Monika; Glas-Peters, Sabine; Pude, Angela (2012): Menschen A1. Arbeitsbuch mit 2 Audio-CDsIsmaning: Hueber. ISBN 978-3-19-111901-0 (price in euro: €17)
ebook version comes split into two parts (you need both): A1.1 & A1.2 (price in euro: 2 x €9)

Regarding the books, you have two options:

1. hard copy option: available from:
- bookdepository.com for approx. NZD 60-70 together (but delivery takes 2-3 weeks!)
- UBS for approx. NZD 120 together
2. ebook option (linked below), approx. EUR 42
so far comes split into two parts, but the contents are the same
textbooks: A1.1 & A1.2 (choose Schooltas as your platform)
workbooks: A1.1 & A1.2 (choose Schooltas as your platform)

You must have the books (print or ebook) by the time semester starts. 

 

Teachers:

Dr Stephan Resch (Course convenor)

Arts 2, Room 411 ext. 87453

s.resch@auckland.ac.nz

Stream 1: Mo, Tue, Thu, Fri 9-10
(Cordula Vogel, cordula.vogel@auckland.ac.nz; Arts 2, room 409; office hours: Tue 1-2pm)

Stream 2: Mo, Tue, Thu, Fri 11-12
(Cordula Vogel, cordula.vogel@auckland.ac.nz; Arts 2, room 409; office hours: Tue 1-2pm)

Stream 3: Tue, Thu 4-6 (Anna Smolzer, anna.smolzer@auckland.ac.nz; Arts 2, room 409; office hours: Tue 11-12am)

Stream 4: Wed, Fri 2-4 (Stephan Resch)

 

 

Course delivery format
4 hours per week (4x 1h) language classes or 2x2hours
(Timetable and room details can be viewed on Student Services Online)

Summary of Course Description
Written and oral use of German for students who have no previous knowledge of the language or who have fewer than 16 credits in Level 2 NCEA German. The approach is communicative, with German used wherever possible as the language of instruction. The course aims to provide students with a sound basic knowledge of spoken and written German. Prepares students for the Goethe Institut’s Start Deutsch certificate, which is at proficiency level A1.

Course outcomes:

A student who successfully completes this course will have the opportunity to:

  • acquire basic communicating skills in German, including cultural information according to A1 level
  • learn and use vocabulary and grammar to navigate everyday situations such as conversations about yourself and your friends and family, past and present events, future plans etc.

Assessment Summary

60% coursework: 4 Canvas assignments 20% (4x 5%) = approx. 250 words x5
1 written test 15% 
in class time
= approx. 250 words
1 writing
(test conditions)
10% 
in class time
= approx. 250 words 
1 oral test 15% = approx. 800 words

 

40% final examination: 2 hour final exam 40% = approx. 2,000 words

Weekly Topics 
preliminary: 

1 - Introduction, Kapitel 1 + 2
2 - Kapitel 3 + 4
3 - Kapitel 5 + 6 + 7 (Canvas Quiz 1)
4 - Kapitel 7 + 8 + 9
5 - Kapitel 9 + 10 + 11 (Canvas Quiz 2)
6 - Kapitel 11 + 12 + Test
7 - Kapitel 13 + 14
8 - Kapitel 15 + 16 (Canvas Quiz 3)
9 - Kapitel 17 + 18 + Writing
10 - Kapitel 18 + 19 + 20
11 - Kapitel 20 + 21 + oral prep (Canvas Quiz 4)
12 - orals + exam prep 

Prescribed Texts
Specht, Franz; Evans, Sandra; Pude, Angela (2012): Menschen A1. Kursbuch mit DVD-ROM. Ismaning: Hueber. ISBN 978-3-19-101901-3 (price in euro: €17)
&
Reimann, Monika; Glas-Peters, Sabine; Pude, Angela (2012): Menschen A1. Arbeitsbuch mit 2 Audio-CDs. Ismaning: Hueber. ISBN 978-3-19-111901-0 (price in euro: €17)

or as ebooks

Workload and deadlines for submission of coursework

The University of Auckland's expectation is that students spend 10 hours per week on a 15-point course, including time in class and personal study. Students should manage their academic workload and other commitments accordingly. Deadlines for coursework are set by course convenors and will be advertised in course material. You should submit your work on time. In extreme circumstances, such as illness, you may seek an extension but you may be required to provide supporting information before the assignment is due. Late assignments without a pre-approved extension may be penalised by loss of marks – check course information for details.

Weekly schedule: (N.B. Daily chapters covered are an indication only, if you have been absent, please check with your tutor about what was covered in class)

Week No / Starting

Monday/Class 1

Tuesday/Class 2

 

Thursday / Class 3

Friday / Class 4

1   4 Mar

Introduction, 1

1

 

2

2

2   11 Mar

3

3

 

4

4

3   18 Mar

5

6

Canvas quiz 1

6

7

4   25 Mar

7

8

 

8

9

5   1 Apr

9

10

Canvas Quiz 2

10

11

6   8 Apr

11

12

 

12

 

Test

No class

Break (15 -26 April) Yay!

7   29 April

13

13

 

14

14

8   6 May

15

15

Canvas quiz 3

16

16

9   13 May

17

17

 

18

Writing

10 20 May

18

19

 

19

20

11 27 May

20

21

Canvas quiz 4

21

oral prep

12 3 June

Queen’s Birthday – no class

no class:

oral exams

 

no class:

oral exams

exam prep

 

Course summary:

Date Details