GERMAN LANGUAGE II
Teaching Staff: Avgeri Aggeliki
Course Code: ΞΓΡ02
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: In the classroom
The aim of the module is the expansion of the gnostic spectrum of grammatical and syntactic phenomena of the german language, the enrichment of the vocabulary and the acquisition of further communicative skills emphasizing on German civilization.
Objectives - Learning Outcomes:
The module aims to develop the communicative skills of comprehension and production of written and verbal speech through general content texts of increasing difficulty. After the module’s successful completion, students will be able to: narrate precending events using the correct past tenses, describe short stories or/and experiences, exchange views, describe themselves and other people, celebrations, nutritional habits etc.
Week #1: Perfect tense, oral storytelling, narrating personal experiences.
Week #2: Preterite tense of the verbs sein, haben, werden and of the modal verbs, written storytelling, articles, reports. Past participle and it΄s use.
Week #3: Celebrations, ceremonies in German, presents, writing and accepting invitations, manners and customs in German, writing greeting cards. The right position of the words in the sentences plus alternatives.
Week #4: Narrating in the presence, giving detailed description of something. Food and beverages, ordering and paying in a restaurant or a coffeshop, describing daily life and the imperative form.
Week #5: Main and subordinate clause (weil, wenn...). The comparison: positive, comparative and superlative forms of adjectives and adverbs.
Week #6: Describing pictures in detail, interviews in the press, indoor activities or at work, short and long vowels, endings of adjectives (-ig, -ich...).
Week #7: Subordinate clause (dass, damit, um...zu + Infinitiv), infinitive clauses, irregular comparative and superlative forms, reading comprehension of biographies.
Week #8: Describing people: clothes, accessories, colors. Present and past participle and it’s use as an adjective. The article jeder-jede-jedes-alle. Declension of adjectives according to whether the article is definitve.
Week #9: Describing peoples’ characters. Declension of adjectives according to whether the article is indefinitive / negative / possessive. Interrogative pronouns welcher-welche-welches-welche and was für ein-was für eine-was für ein-was für. Reading comprehension of longer texts.
Week #10: Declension of adjectives (without an article), writing friendly letters and/or e-mails.
Week #11: Revisions, reading comprehension.
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.
Studio d A2, Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Kurs- und Übungsbuch, εκδ. Cornelsen, Magnet A2, Deutsch für junge Lerner, εκδ. Klett, Delfin, zweibändige Ausgabe, Teil 1, εκδ. Hueber, Γερμανική Γραμματική και Συντακτικό, Σπ. Κουκίδης, εκδ. Praxis.
Use of communicative approach and of audio-visual equipment
Written and/or verbal exam that include open-ended and close-ended questions.