Charles M Barrack
Conversational practice in small groups based on films. May be taken concurrently with other Germanics courses. Recommended: GERMAN 103; GERMAN 150.
Participants will develop facility in intermediate to advanced conversational German through developing their listening and speaking skills. Reading is confined to study of vocabulary. No written work in German is required.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Participants watch episodes from the graded film series, "Guten Tag, Wie Geht's" and break up into small groups to discuss the films in German under the guidance of "proctors" (native speakers or advanced students of German), who lead them in discussion of the films by asking content questions based on the films followed by discussion of more general as well as personalized themes.
At least one quarter of college German or one year of high school German required for enrollment.
Class assignments and grading
Students must study vocabulary in order to participate fully in discussion groups.
Students are graded on the basis of their participation in the group discussions and weekly quizzes consisting of multiple choice questions relating to projected slides taken from the films followed by a vocabulary test.