Beginners German Language II
University of Galway
Area of Study
Completion of GR 130
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
Course Description: Continuation of GR 130 and at the same time final part of the beginners? course. At the end of semester two, students will have a broader range of vocabulary and grammatical structures to take part in simple everyday-conversation in German, and will be able to talk about a broader range of topics, such as their studies and student life, their childhood, future plans, food, fashion, music etc. Participants can read and understand short and simple texts on different subjects and write personal letters and e-mails.
Approach to Learning and Teaching: The course follows an action-oriented, communicative approach in language learning and teaching. Students are encouraged to actively participate and interact in order to develop the full range of language skills - speaking, writing, reading and listening - based on elementary grammatical structures. A weekly lesson in the multi-media lab and regular e-learning activities are essential parts of the course. All content and grammatical progression complies with the requirements of level A1 and A2 of the Common European Framework of References for Languages.
Languages of instruction: German and English
Method of assessment and examination: End-of-term exams: 60% (Written exam: 40%, Oral exam: 20%)
Continuous assessment: 40% (Weekly assignments in writing, listening and reading comprehension and grammar, on paper as well as on Blackboard: 30%, attendance: 10%)
Core texts: Studio D A1;Heiner Schenke and Karen Seago, Basic German Grammar and Workbook (Routledge).
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
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