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|Discipline and Nbr:
Elementary German-Part 1
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||4.00||Lecture Scheduled||4.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||70.00
|Minimum||4.00||Lab Scheduled||0||1 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||1.00|| ||Contact DHR||17.50
| ||Contact Total||5.00|| ||Contact Total||87.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 140.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 227.50||
Introduction to German grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication. Not recommended for students who have successfully completed 2 years of high school German or equivalent within the past 3 years.
Eligibility for English 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Introduction to German grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication.
(Grade or P/NP)
Recommended:Eligibility for English 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Major Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|Associate Degree:||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||C2||Humanities||Fall 1981||
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||6A||Language Other Than English||Fall 1981||
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Use and demonstrate comprehension of German vocabulary related to
usual everyday topics.
2. Formulate in German simple questions and declarative sentences and
reply directly to questions on everyday topics.
3. Read for general meaning simplified passages on a range of cultural
topics and select specific information from authentic German texts.
4. Write what they are able to say in German with minimal spelling
5. Accurately pronounce German phonemes.
6. Control with relative ease: subject pronouns; present tense of
regular verbs and the verbs sein and haben and modals as well as
selected irregular verbs and separable prefix verbs; negation;
articles; yes-no basic inquiries; forms; possessive adjectives;
nominative and accusative cases.
7. Respond to frequently occurring situations in culturally appropriate
8. Complete "real world" tasks, such as producing ads, basic phone
conversations, peer interviews, or notes, incorporating appropriate
German cultural components.
Topics and Scope
1. German vocabulary of everyday topics.
2. German idiomatic expressions of ordinary conversation.
3. Asking and answering questions in German.
4. Reading and interpreting common authentic publications written in
5. Spelling and sound/word correspondence in German.
6. Grammatical terminology and identification of parts of speech.
7. Basic German sentence construction.
8. German verb conjugation.
9. Introduction to social, cultural and historical aspects of the
Assignments for German 1 may include:
1. Studying lessons(s) from the textbook (averaging 15 pages per week).
2. Memorizing vocabulary and verb conjugations (averaging 75 words per
3. Completing exercises in the textbook and workbook or worksheets
(averaging 10 exercises per week).
4. Working in the language laboratory and writing reports (averaging
2 hours per week).
5. Reviewing for quizzes and tests.
6. Quizzes and tests (one hour per week).
7. Writing brief compositions/giving short oral reports.
8. Group projects
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
20 - 30%
|Written homework, Reading reports, Lab reports, In-class dictations, interviews||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
10 - 20%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
|Class performances, Performance exams||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
30 - 40%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
5 - 10%
|Completion of semester's language lab hours||
KONTAKTE (text, workbook and lab manual), Terrell, Tschirner, 5th ed.,
McGraw Hill, 2003.