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German 1000-001 (Elementary German I) Fall 2009

Elementary German I is a course intended to give beginners a basic knowledge of the spoken and written language and culture of the German-speaking countries.

Instructor:Dr. J. O. Buffinga

Office:SN-3057

Phone: 864-8826

Email: johnb@mun.ca

Office hours: Mo, Tu, We, Fr 10:00 to 10:50 or by appointment or when mutually convenient.

Textbook:Tschirner, Erwin, Brigitte Nikolai, and Tracy D. Terrell. Kontakte:A Communicative Approach. 6th Edition. Toronto: McGraw-Hill, 2009.

Week Class Quizzes, Tests and Exam

Sept 9 to 11 Introduction, Alphabet, Pronunciation

Sept 14-18 Einführung A (Introduction A Vocab every Wednesday

Sept 21-25 Einführung B (Introduction B)

Sept 28-Oct 2 Kapitel 1 Test 1, Monday, Sept 28

Oct 5-9 Kapitel 1

Oct 15-16 * Kapitel 1 (*Semester break Oct 12-14)

Oct 19-23 Kapitel 2 Midterm Exam, Monday, Oct 19

Oct 26-30 Kapitel 2

Nov 2-6 Kapitel 2

Nov 9-13 ** Kapitel 3 (**Nov 11 is Remembrance Day) Test 2, Monday, Nov 9

Nov 16-20 Kapitel 3

Nov 23-27 Kapitel 3

Nov 30-Dec 4 Wiederholung (Review) Oral Exam

Marking Scheme:

Midterm 20%

Vocab quizzes 10%

Oral Exam 10%

2 Tests 15%

Final Exam 40%

Participation 5%

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