- With a recommended class size of twenty students or fewer, German 101 will develop German language skills through
a variety of activities, including use of electronic and print media.
- Students must bring the print version of the textbook in its ring binder and with loose leaf paper to class every day.
Those who do not bring the materials will not be permitted to participate in class.
- Students must have the textbook out and ready by the start of every class session.
- Class sessions will be devoted to maximizing the amount of German spoken.
- A good amount of paired and group work will take place during class.
- Written and recorded assignments will usually be submitted electronically.
- Some assignments will include collaborative activities outside regular class sessions.
- It will be assumed that all students in this course will study abroad soon, therefore the course is
designed to help prepare students for experience of living and studying in Germany.
- Study: Students are expected to study and learn the material, taking responsibility for their own learning.
Attendance in class and completing assignments is not enough preparation to master the material. Students are expected to spend
six hours per week outside of classtime to prepare.
- Collaboration: Students work with another student in class and in small groups for both homework
assignments and for in-class activities. Students may also grade each other on their performances.
- Role Playing: Students will perform role-playing activities. Situations will relate to the topics at
hand and will be both prepared and extemporaneous.
- Presentations: Students may be required to make presentations in German. These could include forms such as simple oral
reports, "show-and-tell," and power-point presentations.
- Reading and Listening: Reading and video assignments will increase in length and complexity as the semester progresses.
- Writing: Students will compose essays of slightly increasing length and complexity as the semester progresses. Unless otherwise instructed, essays will be submitted as MS-Word documents in the designated "assignment" folder on BOLT; no other format is acceptable. Essays may possibly receive a grade only after the second corrected draft.
- Social Application: Students may be required to meet with fellow students and possibly with German exchange students outside of class in order to prepare some assignments.
- Grammar: Lessons on linguistic structures will be integrated with the topics.