The textbook chosen for this course is designed in such a way as to help the students activate their speaking and writing abilities. Additional reading pieces will be offered and dictations to develop listening skills.
Weekly homework and short tests, active participation during class plus the final exam, which may be oral and /or written.
Szenen 2 neu ISBN 4-384-13078-3 C1804
Please do not use the dictionary during class!
Summer semester 1. Preliminary test and to check on proficiency level. General introductory talk. 2. Travelling in Germany and Austria, Life in Germany, 3. Writing letters and telling of travelling experiences. 4. Talking and reading about food and restaurants. 5. Ordering a hotel room. Comparing different hotels. Travel opportunities for Germans. 6. Finding one's way in a strange town or city. 7. Money, postal services and reading a city map- 8. The weather and its influence on holiday plans. 9. Germany as a vacation country. 10. Being ill and going to the doctor. 11. Taking care of the body: personal hygiene and bathing custums. 12. Private and public celebrations. 13. Continuation of celebrations in Germany and review. 14. General review Winter semester 1. Dressing and colors. 2. Shopping for clothes and using many adjectives. 3, Taking care of the garbage. 4. How can we help the environment. 5. Don't step on the grass, and other rules. 6. Shopping and labor laws in Germany. 7. The German school system and requirements for a trade or profession. 8. What education is required for what job. 9. Write a Curriculum Vitae in German. 10. The annual big Holidays: Easter. 11. Carnival celebrations. 12. The end of the year in Japan and Germany. Preparing for Christmas. 13. Celebrating Christmas. 14. General review.
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