Summer Courses 2012





Elementary German I

Term: 
Summer 2013
Online: 
Yes
Subject Area: 
GERMANIC LANGUAGES (GRMN)
Course Number: 
GRMN 101 936
Schedule: 
Monday 7:30pm-8:45pm
Schedule: 
Tuesday 7:30pm-8:45pm
Schedule: 
Wednesday 7:30pm-8:45pm
Schedule: 
Thursday 7:30pm-8:45pm
Day(s): 
Monday
Day(s): 
Tuesday
Day(s): 
Wednesday
Day(s): 
Thursday
Instructor: 

DIXON, EDWARD

Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Secondary Program: 
GERMAN
Course Description: 

This is an ONLINE COURSE. The course syllabus, directions, and materials will be posted to an online course website. Students will be expected to access the documents at this course site and participate regularly in the online forum as well as interactive live discussions at the meeting times listed.  Technology requirements may be found at: //http://online.sas.upenn.edu// The instructor will meet online with the students to explain the use of the technology for the course before the start date.

Designed for the beginning student with no previous knowledge of German. German 101, as the first course in the first-year series, focuses on the development of language competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. By the end of the semester, students will be able to engage in simple conversations about familiar things, know greetings and everyday expressions, they will be able to count and tell time, and negate sentences in day-to-day contexts. Furthermore, students will be able to speak about events that happened in the immediate past and express plans for the future. In addition, students will have developed reading strategies that allow them to glean information from simple newspaper and magazine articles and short literary texts. Because cultural knowledge is one of the foci of German 101, students will learn much about practical life in Germany and will explore German-speaking cultures on the Internet. The primary text for this course is Deutsch Interaktiv, a free online program from the Deutsche Welle

Syllabus: 

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