Curriculum – German 2.

Course title German 2
Code Z102
Status Seminars
Level Advanced course of lectures
Year 1. Semester 2.
ECTS 2  ECTS 60 hours = 22.5 hours (lectures) + 22.5 hours (preparation of seminars) + 15 hours (preparation for exams)
Lecturer Karmen Knežević A.M.E.S.
Course objective Students will learn the vocabulary in the field of teaching units and grammatical concepts that will actively and passively be used in mastering the literature and communication.
Prerequisites None
Learning outcomes: After successfully completed course, students will be able to:

  1. to use language skills (comprehension, listening, speaking and writing)
  2. to use  thinking skills, showings conclusions and presenting personal opinions in German as a foreign language
  3. to use vocational termnology in  speaking  and writing (communication skills)
  4. to understand  verbal  exposure and professional dialogue in German
  5. to use  the basis of German grammar and syntax in profession
  6. to use  dictionaries, glossaries and online tools
  7. to monitor  scientific literature in German
Teaching activity ECTS Learning outcome Students activity Methods of evaluation Points
min max
Class attendance  0,5  1-7 Class attendance  Evidence list  0  30
Knowledge test: preliminary exams or final writeten exam 1,5 1-5 Preparation for preliminary exams or final written examination (repeating by) Homework vocabulary and grammar exercises, group work  0  70
Final exam  0  0 Repetition of teaching materials. Oral exam (and written exam) 0 0
Total 2  0  100
Consultations 2 hours a week
Gained competencies Expanding vocabulary with an emphasis on specialized areas of physics, developing of passive skills and understanding of the translations (written texts), and presentation skills as well as potentially the most important skill in the field.
Content (Course curriculum) The Course German I is devided into  4 Units  (Physik generell, Ziele und Methoden in der Physik, Klassische Physik, Moderne Physik),using grammatical structures which characterize the language of profession correctly. Enabling students for reading specialized books and for having conversation about general subjects connected with the profession.

Grammar: Parts of speech. Word order. Tenses. Modals. Participles. Relative clauses. Passive voice. Conditional clauses. Irregular plural. Word building – prefixes, suffixes. Comparison of adjectives. Acronyms. Connectors and modifiers. Antonyms and synonyms.

Recommended reading
  1. Knežević, K.,Kraljević,L.:Deutsch in der Physik (interna skripta)
Additional reading
  1. Hoche, D., Küblbeck, J., Meyer, L., Reichwald, R., Schmidt, G., Schwarz, O.,Spitz, Ch. (2011). Duden:Bassiswissen Schule, Physik,Berlin,Duden Schulbuchverlag.
  2. Bronstein, I., Semendjajev, K., Musoil, G., Mühlig, H., (2010).Taschenbuch der Mathematik, Berlin,Harri Deutsch.
  3. http://www.leifiphysik.de/
Instructional methods Classes for this course are intended as seminars which are compulsory for all students. In teaching audio-visual teaching aids (computer programs are done with the use of LCD projector) and numerous professional journals and books are used. Students occasionally receive homework assignments, which may affect the final grade.
Exam formats For the assessment of vocabulary, grammar, translation skills and written expression 2 preliminary exams  are planned. Students who have access to both exams and achieve a minimum 35 of 70 points are released from the obligation to take the final exam.
Homework assignments (translations, grammatical tasks …) are an essentialpart of the course and one of the prerequisites for obtaining signatures.

The written final exam

All students who have not realized enough points in the preliminary exams or those who want to gain a higher rating than what they realized in preliminary exams have to take the final exam. The student has passed successfully the written examination if it is resolved with at least 50% of tasks.

Oral examination
The oral exam is required only to students who want to achieve an excellent score (5) or very good (4). At the oral exam the active knowledge of general and technical vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar is being verified, and the final score depends on the points awarded for the preliminary exam  (or final written exam).

Language German
Quality control and successfulness follow up Conducting an anonymous survey among  students
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