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GERMAN LANGUAGE III


Teaching Staff: Avgeri Aggeliki
Course Code: ΞΓΡ03
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: In the classroom
Semester: 3
ECTS: 3

Short Description:

The module aims to students’ contact with historical interest texts in German. An enrichment of the wider vocabulary corpus and the knowledge of German grammar and syntax is pursued through newspaper/magazine texts and articles.


Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

The module German Language III aims to develop the communicative skills of comprehension and production of written and verbal speech through texts of a more specialized content and higher rate of difficulty. Successfully completing this module, students will be able to: read and comprehend short or longer newspaper/magazine articles and interviews on a wide scope including education, sports, civilization, politics and history, use basic historical terminology and also use grammatical and syntactical phenomena that characterize the above sorts of texts.


Syllabus:

Week #1: Reflexive verbs, the genitive case and it’s use, writing and understanding CV’s.

Week #2: Verbs that demand an object with a preposition, time, titles in the press.

Week #3: Regular and irregular forms of the preterite tense, reading comprehension of articles etc.

Week #4: Temporal clauses, subordinate clauses (obwohl), prepositions which demand the genitive case, understanding the weather forecast.

Week #5: Relative pronouns and relative clauses. Writing and understanding texts about travelling around the world and sightseeing.

Week #6: Konjunktiv II of regular and irregular verbs, of modal and auxiliary verbs, conditional clauses, wishes, advices and other usages of Konjunktiv II.

Week #7: Lands, nationalities, languages, arguing with advantages and disadvantages.

Week#8: Indirect discourse. Sports, healthy diet and health in general: understanding diagrams, statistics and articles.

Week #9: The future tense, modal verbs in perfect tense, verbs which demand a bare infinitive, understanding texts with historical interest.

Week #10: The past perfect tense, temporal clauses (nachdem), understanding texts with historical interest.

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.


Suggested Bibliography:

Studio d B1, Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Kurs- und Übungsbuch, εκδ. Cornelsen, Magnet B1, Deutsch für junge Lerner, εκδ. Klett, Delfin, zweibändige Ausgabe, Teil 2, 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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