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GERMAN LANGUAGE I


Teaching Staff: Avgeri Aggeliki
Course Code: ΞΓΡ01
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Lectures
Semester: 1st
ECTS: 3

Short Description:

The aim of the module is to introduce the German language to the students and an acquisition of a basic language level. The focus will be given in covering the basics of grammar, and everyday vocabulary using texts of general interest. The educational level is adapted yearly according to the level of students’ pre-existing knowledge of the German language.


Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

The German language modules aim to:

  1. Develop the educational and socio-linguistic skills necessary for achieving constructive communication, by continuous practice of verbal communication, and
  2. Promote the cultural and social elements specific to the German people, recognising differences and being able to give comparitive arguments.

In order to achieve the above, a focus on the developement of specific communication skills, such as: understanding verbal and written language, and ability to produce verbal and written language, will be given.

More specifically, the module German Language I aims to teach basic vocabulary and its correct usage, taking into consideration both the linguist and the contextual, strategical and socio-cultural dimension of the Germal language. Meanwhile, the students are taught and learn the basics in grammar and syntax.

Successfully completing this module, the students will be able to make simple everyday conversation on subjects such as greeting and introducing themselves, asking and giving information about location and time, counting and using numbers in different situations, talking about their interests and personal preferences.

 


Syllabus:

Week #1: Reading comprehension of short texts on German culture, grammar and syntax.

Week #2: Reading comprehension of short texts on German culture, grammar and syntax.

Week #3: Reading comprehension of short texts on German culture, grammar and syntax.

Week #4: Reading comprehension of short texts on German culture, grammar and syntax.

Week #5: Reading comprehension of short texts on German culture, grammar and syntax.

Week #6: Reading comprehension of short texts on German culture, grammar and syntax.

Week #7: Reading comprehension of short texts on German culture, grammar and syntax.

Week #8: Reading comprehension of short texts on German culture, grammar and syntax.

Week #9: Reading comprehension of short texts on German culture, grammar and syntax.

Week #10: Reading comprehension of short texts on German culture, grammar and syntax.

Week #11: Reading comprehension of short texts on German culture, grammar and syntax.

Week#12: Revisions, Reading comprehension.

Week #13: Revisions, Reading comprehension.

 

Note: Take into consideration that each teaching unit introduces usually one or more written or audio texts, applying a flexible approach to the specific learning needs of each classroom.


Suggested Bibliography:

Studio d A1, Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Kurs- und Übungsbuch, εκδ. Cornelsen, Magnet A1, Deutsch für junge Lerner, εκδ. Klett, Delfin, zweibändige Ausgabe, Teil 1, εκδ. Hueber, Γερμανική Γραμματική και Συντακτικό, Σπ. Κουκίδης, εκδ. Praxis.


Teaching Methods:

Use of communicative approach and of audio-visual equipment.


Evaluation Methods:

Written and/or verbal exam that include open-ended and close-ended questions.


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