Department of Germanic Studies

Vincent Vanderheijden


LecturerPh.D., University of Texas at Austin

Vincent Vanderheijden

Contact

  • Phone: 512-232-6372
  • Office: Burdine 380
  • Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 1-2
  • Campus Mail Code: C3300

Interests


Foreign Language Pedagogy; Inter- and Transcultural Communicative Competence; Instructional Design and Curricular Development; Language Teacher Professional Development

Courses


DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

37280 • Spring 2022
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM BUR 128

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to the online resource LINK+ but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 
Texts/Readings:

Online Platform:
LINK+ voor hogeropgeleiden. (2020) Boom uitgevers. Amsterdam.

--ISBN: 3009010004104

 

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
Hoework and Preparation 20%

Speaking and Participation 15%

Journals 20%

Oral Tasks 20%

Project: Zichtbaar Lezen 10%

Quizzes 15%

GER 328 • Advanced German Grammar

37400 • Spring 2022
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM BUR 228

Course Description:

German 328 provides students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of and ability to use German grammar. The course reviews basic grammatical structures in German that students likely encountered in earlier coursework (e.g., past tense forms, adjective endings), as well as introduces them to new grammatical concepts (e.g., extended attributes, nominalizations).

The course uses a content-based instructional approach to language learning. Through engaging with content material in German, students will be able to observe language in use and, importantly, have opportunities to practice grammatical structures in real, meaningful contexts. Three interconnected topics related to contemporary youth in German society (e.g., protest culture, military and civil service, and changes in the university structure) serve as the backdrop for class discussions and writing assignments. Additionally, students will have the chance to explore aspects of German grammar specific to their own individual interests and needs through a semester-long learning portfolio. 

The course prepares students for advanced coursework in German literature and culture, as well as study in a German-speaking country. With this goal in mind, students are expected to take greater initiative in actively participating in class discussions than at the beginning or intermediate levels of language instruction.

Prerequisites: Students must have completed second-year German at UT (GER 612) or have earned credit for second-year German through a placement exam, AP exam, or transfer credit in order to enroll in German 328.

 

Texts:

Rankins & Wells, Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik. Wiederholen und Anwenden, 6th edition (2016), available at the campus bookstore. Additional texts and handouts will be distributed in class or posted on the course management site.

 

Requirements & Assessment:

Class Participation (10%)              

Exploratory Practice Project (20%)

Daily Homework (20%)                

3 Writing Tasks (20%)

3 Tests (30%)

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

38270 • Fall 2021
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM ASE 1.124

DCH 604

This accelerated introductory Dutch course is designed to help you develop the foundations to use and understand Dutch in a variety of settings. Dutch 604 is an ambitious, but rewarding program. You can expect an intensive experience. It demands your full engagement and will yield rich rewards.

You will develop a wide range of communication skills which will help you interact with other Dutch speakers in a variety of contexts. You will practice writing for a range of readers; reading from a texts from notes to pamphlets to articles; speaking to both individuals and to groups about yourself and your interests as well as learning about other people who speak Dutch. All of this learning occurs in a supportive yet intensive community. There is much ground to cover in this fast-paced course, as the course is intended one the one hand, to facilitate your first visits to the Netherlands and Belgium and on the other, to prepare you for advanced study in DCH 612. In that course your Dutch learning continues in the context of contemporary issues and Dutch literature and will fulfill a 12-hour language requirement.  

Grading Policy

5 written tests and 1 oral exam: 40%

Short quizzes: 20%

Class preparation and participation: 25%

Independent Learning Project: 15%

Texts

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen tekstboek. (2010). A.. Cornax. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 2 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1346

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 3 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1353

GER 604 • Accelerated First-Year German

38339 • Fall 2021
Meets MWF 2:00PM-4:00PM BUR 337

Course Description

German 604, a first year, accelerated German course, is designed for students with: (a) no prior knowledge of German, (b) no more than one year of high school German, or (c) authorization from the Department of Germanic Studies based on your UT German Placement Test performance.

German 604 introduces students to the language and culture of the modern German-speaking world. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with most basic structures of the German language and will have developed basic cultural knowledge about the German-speaking world. As vocabulary and grammar sophistication grow, students will become increasingly proficient at expressing their thoughts, feelings, and opinions on a variety of subjects related to everyday life. To this aim, each lesson centers on linguistic, communicative and cultural goals.

The functional communicative approach that we take in this course—and in the larger German program at UT—focuses on learning to use basic German language forms, i.e., grammar and vocabulary, in meaningful contexts in a variety of real-life situations and across spoken and written genres. To help students develop their ability to communicate effectively in German, they are expected to come prepared for class, use German, and actively participate in pair and group activities.

Please note that this accelerated course requires that students commit approximately 60-120 minutes per weekday (not per class day) to homework and studying outside of class. Students not able to make this commitment over the entire span of the upcoming semester should consider taking the two-semester first year sequence (German 506 and 507) or taking German 604 during a semester that allows them to focus fully on the language.

 

Required Texts:

  1. Course textbook: Christine Anton, Tobias Barske, Jane Grabowski, & Megan McKinstry (2016). Sag mal. An Introduction to German Language and Culture. Second Edition. Vista Higher Learning.
  2. Sag mal Basic Supersite
  3. Sag mal WebSAM (Student Activities Manual)

 

Grading Policy

Students’ progress in the class will be assessed during the semester across the following categories 

  1. Class participation assessed weekly (10%)
  2. Homework: online and paper-and-pencil (25%)
  3. Structured reflections in which students reflect on learning experiences (5%)
  4. Short writing tasks with multiple drafts (15%)
  5. Six chapter tests assessing grammar and vocabulary (20%)
  6. Quizzes targeting vocabulary (15%)
  7. Final oral exam done in pairs (10%)

 

Opportunities for extra credit are available. There are no incompletes given in German 604. A grade of C or better is required to enroll in German 612 (i.e., a C- is not a passing grade).

GER F331L • Adv Conver & Compos: Lit-Wb

81339 • Summer 2021
Meets MTW 1:00PM-2:30PM
Internet; Synchronous

Taught online synchronously and asynchronously 

Description:

This course has two central goals. The first is to introduce you to several core and controversial issues in contemporary Germany and the ways in which these topics are discussed there. To this end we will read and/or listen to a wide range of material (film, music, poetry, news reports, and print media) that relates to several major themes in post-wall German society, politics, and culture. The second goal of the course is to provide you the opportunity to improve your written and spoken German. Course assignments will help you to expand your active vocabulary, increase your grammatical accuracy in using basic structures, and use more advanced grammatical structures to increase the linguistic register at which you can produce German. We will practice these elements in writing and in informal interaction (dialogues, conversations, role-playing) before you use them in exams and formal presentations.

Objectives
:
By the end of this semester you should be able to:
• compose short written essays in German with a high degree of grammatical accuracy, a varied vocabulary, and in a formal register;
• participate in day-to-day verbal interactions in German using colloquial phrasing and in more complex discussions with fluency and sophistication;
• understand and comment on primary sources about contemporary Germany; and demonstrate a solid grasp of issues central to current events.

DCH 612 • Accel Second-Year Dutch-Wb

37925 • Spring 2021
Meets MWF 11:00AM-1:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to the online resource LINK+ but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 
Texts/Readings:

Online Platform:
LINK+ voor hogeropgeleiden. (2020) Boom uitgevers. Amsterdam.

--ISBN: 3009010004104

 

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
Hoework and Preparation 20%

Speaking and Participation 15%

Journals 20%

Oral Tasks 20%

Project: Zichtbaar Lezen 10%

Quizzes 15%

GER 347L • Lang/Socty Ger-Spkg Country-Wb

38065 • Spring 2021
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM
Internet; Synchronous
CDGCWr

Description

This course provides an introduction to the cultural aspects of German language variation (spatial, social, and chronological).  The course opens with an overview of the history of the German language in order to understand the roots of present-day varieties of German.  We will then discuss traditional German dialectology, as well as more sociolinguistically-oriented approaches to language.  From there, we will investigate the cultural status of various varieties of German within Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Luxembourg, as well as German language varieties overseas, in North America, Australia, and Africa.  In this context, we will also discuss German in contact with other languages, such as French, Danish, Russian, Hungarian, and English; and the cultural and linguistic results thereof; as well as the cultural and political status of German in officially multilingual societies like Switzerland and unofficially multilingual societies like Germany. 

We will see how differences in linguistic behavior attain social and cultural significance, how social and political developments (e.g. the division and reunification of Germany) can motivate linguistic and cultural change, and how people change their linguistic and cultural behavior when confronted with a different political or social environment.  Most importantly, we will come to understand the role of language in shaping culture and society in the German-speaking world. 

This course is taught in German. 

Prerequisite: Three semester hours of upper-division course-work in German with a grade of C or better.

Required Text

-Barbour, S. and Stevenson, P. 1998. Variation im Deutschen: Soziolinguistische Perspektiven

            Berlin: de Gruyter.

-Other readings will be posted on Blackboard. 

Course requirements and grading

Essays:            30%

Term paper:    40%

Quizzes:          15%

Participation: 15%

Essays:

You will write three brief (3-4 page) essays over the course of the semester.  Topics will be distributed at least one week in advance.  I will return your essay to you, with corrections and comments; you may then rewrite the essay and give me the final version within one week.  Both the original and final versions will be graded (50% for grammar and 50% for content); if you choose to rewrite the paper, the original version will count for 1/3 of the final grade, and the final version for 2/3.  You must include a list of sources (Literaturhinweise) at the end of the paper.

Term paper:

You will write an 8-10 page term paper.  You will also give a brief (5-10 minutes) in-class presentation on your term paper topic. 

Quizzes:

Four quizzes will be given in class over the course of the semester.  They will invite your comments on readings and discussions, and will be given at the beginning of class.  Your lowest quiz grade will be dropped.  The instructor also reserves the right to give short quizzes, both announced and unannounced, about the material we have read and discussed.

Participation:

Participation includes attendance, asking questions, answering my questions, and taking part in class discussions.  Attendance is crucial.  Unexcused absences will result in poor grades for participation!  Absences will be unexcused except in cases of documented emergency (normally medical or family).  You will need to sign in at the beginning of each class.  Please notify me as soon as possible by e-mail or phone if it is necessary for you to be absent from class.  In accordance with University of Texas policy, you may be excused from class to participate in religious observances and official obligations like club or varsity sports.  In such cases, written documentation must be presented to the instructor at least one week before the absence takes place.

Participation grade profiles:          

A:        volunteers frequently and is well-prepared

B:        volunteers several times and is well-prepared

C:        does not usually volunteer but is usually well-prepared

D:        does not volunteer and is generally poorly prepared

F:         consistently unprepared

Language in class

The language of essays, written exercises, and class discussions is German.  If you find yourself in a linguistic bind, swamped by German syntax, or at a loss for a German word, feel free to make a temporary switch to English.  You will not be penalized for resorting to English, although you should do your best to avoid it.  

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dtch-Wb

36795 • Fall 2020
Meets MWF 11:00AM-1:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

DCH 604

This accelerated introductory Dutch course is designed to help you develop the foundations to use and understand Dutch in a variety of settings. Dutch 604 is an ambitious, but rewarding program. You can expect an intensive experience. It demands your full engagement and will yield rich rewards.

You will develop a wide range of communication skills which will help you interact with other Dutch speakers in a variety of contexts. You will practice writing for a range of readers; reading from a texts from notes to pamphlets to articles; speaking to both individuals and to groups about yourself and your interests as well as learning about other people who speak Dutch. All of this learning occurs in a supportive yet intensive community. There is much ground to cover in this fast-paced course, as the course is intended one the one hand, to facilitate your first visits to the Netherlands and Belgium and on the other, to prepare you for advanced study in DCH 612. In that course your Dutch learning continues in the context of contemporary issues and Dutch literature and will fulfill a 12-hour language requirement.  

Grading Policy

5 written tests and 1 oral exam: 40%

Short quizzes: 20%

Class preparation and participation: 25%

Independent Learning Project: 15%

Texts

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen tekstboek. (2010). A.. Cornax. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 2 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1346

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 3 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1353

GER 612 • Acld Sec-Yr Ger: Rd Mod Ger-Wb

36920 • Fall 2020
Meets MWF 1:00PM-3:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

Course Description

German 612 is an intensive intermediate German course that builds on language abilities acquired in German 506-507 (or equivalent). With a mostly content-based approach to language instruction, the course helps students not only to review and expand their German language abilities, but also to develop these within a meaningful context that supports the development of specific content knowledge.

The functional communicative approach to language learning that we take in this course focuses on learning to use German language forms, i.e., grammar and vocabulary, in meaningful contexts across both spoken and written genres. The course aims to develop students’ ability to interpret (not merely read or listen), communicate (not merely give and receive information), and perform (not merely write or speak) in German. In other words, the course will help students to become literate users of the German language. To this end, students of German 612 are expected to take on greater involvement in their own learning than they have in their beginning-level German language classes. Class activities (from class discussions to group projects) will require collaborative and cooperative learning on the part of all class members. 

Please note that this accelerated course requires that students commit approximately 60-120 minutes per weekday (not per class day) to homework and studying outside of class. Students not able to make this commitment over the entire span of the upcoming semester should consider taking German 612 during a semester that allows them to focus fully on the language. 

 

Required Texts:

  1. Course textbook: Christine Anton, Tobias Barske, Jane Grabowski, & Megan McKinstry (2016). Sag mal. An Introduction to German Language and Culture. Second Edition. Vista Higher Learning.
  2. Sag mal Basic Supersite
  3. Sag mal WebSAM (Student Activities Manual)

 

Grading Policy

Students’ progress in the class will be assessed during the semester across the following categories: 

1      Class participation assessed weekly (10%)

2      Daily homework (20%)

3      Short writing tasks (10%)

4      Chapter tests (40%)

5      Quizzes (10%)

6      Final oral exam done in pairs (10%)

GER F331L • Adv Conversatn & Compos: Lit

80494 • Summer 2020
Meets MTW 1:00PM-2:30PM
Hybrid/Blended
GC

Description:

This course has two central goals. The first is to introduce you to several core and controversial issues in contemporary Germany and the ways in which these topics are discussed there. To this end we will read and/or listen to a wide range of material (film, music, poetry, news reports, and print media) that relates to several major themes in post-wall German society, politics, and culture. The second goal of the course is to provide you the opportunity to improve your written and spoken German. Course assignments will help you to expand your active vocabulary, increase your grammatical accuracy in using basic structures, and use more advanced grammatical structures to increase the linguistic register at which you can produce German. We will practice these elements in writing and in informal interaction (dialogues, conversations, role-playing) before you use them in exams and formal presentations.

Objectives
:
By the end of this semester you should be able to:
• compose short written essays in German with a high degree of grammatical accuracy, a varied vocabulary, and in a formal register;
• participate in day-to-day verbal interactions in German using colloquial phrasing and in more complex discussions with fluency and sophistication;
• understand and comment on primary sources about contemporary Germany; and demonstrate a solid grasp of issues central to current events.

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

37330 • Spring 2020
Meets MWF 11:00AM-1:00PM BUR 232

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to the online resource LINK+ but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 
Texts/Readings:

Online Platform:
LINK+ voor hogeropgeleiden. (2020) Boom uitgevers. Amsterdam.

--ISBN: 3009010004104

 

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
Hoework and Preparation 20%

Speaking and Participation 15%

Journals 20%

Oral Tasks 20%

Project: Zichtbaar Lezen 10%

Quizzes 15%

GER 328 • Advanced German Grammar

37454 • Spring 2020
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM BUR 228

Course Description:

German 328 provides students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of and ability to use German grammar. The course reviews basic grammatical structures in German that students likely encountered in earlier coursework (e.g., past tense forms, adjective endings), as well as introduces them to new grammatical concepts (e.g., extended attributes, nominalizations).

The course uses a content-based instructional approach to language learning. Through engaging with content material in German, students will be able to observe language in use and, importantly, have opportunities to practice grammatical structures in real, meaningful contexts. Three interconnected topics related to contemporary youth in German society (e.g., protest culture, military and civil service, and changes in the university structure) serve as the backdrop for class discussions and writing assignments. Additionally, students will have the chance to explore aspects of German grammar specific to their own individual interests and needs through a semester-long learning portfolio. 

The course prepares students for advanced coursework in German literature and culture, as well as study in a German-speaking country. With this goal in mind, students are expected to take greater initiative in actively participating in class discussions than at the beginning or intermediate levels of language instruction.

Prerequisites: Students must have completed second-year German at UT (GER 612) or have earned credit for second-year German through a placement exam, AP exam, or transfer credit in order to enroll in German 328.

 

Texts:

Rankins & Wells, Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik. Wiederholen und Anwenden, 6th edition (2016), available at the campus bookstore. Additional texts and handouts will be distributed in class or posted on the course management site.

 

Requirements & Assessment:

Class Participation (10%)              

Exploratory Practice Project (20%)

Daily Homework (20%)                

3 Writing Tasks (20%)

3 Tests (30%)

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

36870 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 11:00AM-1:00PM BUR 234

DCH 604

This accelerated introductory Dutch course is designed to help you develop the foundations to use and understand Dutch in a variety of settings. Dutch 604 is an ambitious, but rewarding program. You can expect an intensive experience. It demands your full engagement and will yield rich rewards.

You will develop a wide range of communication skills which will help you interact with other Dutch speakers in a variety of contexts. You will practice writing for a range of readers; reading from a texts from notes to pamphlets to articles; speaking to both individuals and to groups about yourself and your interests as well as learning about other people who speak Dutch. All of this learning occurs in a supportive yet intensive community. There is much ground to cover in this fast-paced course, as the course is intended one the one hand, to facilitate your first visits to the Netherlands and Belgium and on the other, to prepare you for advanced study in DCH 612. In that course your Dutch learning continues in the context of contemporary issues and Dutch literature and will fulfill a 12-hour language requirement.  

Grading Policy

5 written tests and 1 oral exam: 40%

Short quizzes: 20%

Class preparation and participation: 25%

Independent Learning Project: 15%

Texts

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen tekstboek. (2010). A.. Cornax. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 2 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1346

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 3 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1353

DCH 327 • Advanced Dutch I

36871 • Fall 2019

Prerequisite: Dutch 612 with a grade of at least C

GER 612 • Accel Sec-Yr Ger: Read Mod Ger

36980 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 8:00AM-10:00AM JES A218A

Course Description

German 612 is an intensive intermediate German course that builds on language abilities acquired in German 506-507 (or equivalent). With a mostly content-based approach to language instruction, the course helps students not only to review and expand their German language abilities, but also to develop these within a meaningful context that supports the development of specific content knowledge.

The functional communicative approach to language learning that we take in this course focuses on learning to use German language forms, i.e., grammar and vocabulary, in meaningful contexts across both spoken and written genres. The course aims to develop students’ ability to interpret (not merely read or listen), communicate (not merely give and receive information), and perform (not merely write or speak) in German. In other words, the course will help students to become literate users of the German language. To this end, students of German 612 are expected to take on greater involvement in their own learning than they have in their beginning-level German language classes. Class activities (from class discussions to group projects) will require collaborative and cooperative learning on the part of all class members. 

Please note that this accelerated course requires that students commit approximately 60-120 minutes per weekday (not per class day) to homework and studying outside of class. Students not able to make this commitment over the entire span of the upcoming semester should consider taking German 612 during a semester that allows them to focus fully on the language. 

 

Required Texts:

  1. Course textbook: Christine Anton, Tobias Barske, Jane Grabowski, & Megan McKinstry (2016). Sag mal. An Introduction to German Language and Culture. Second Edition. Vista Higher Learning.
  2. Sag mal Basic Supersite
  3. Sag mal WebSAM (Student Activities Manual)

 

Grading Policy

Students’ progress in the class will be assessed during the semester across the following categories: 

1      Class participation assessed weekly (10%)

2      Daily homework (20%)

3      Short writing tasks (10%)

4      Chapter tests (40%)

5      Quizzes (10%)

6      Final oral exam done in pairs (10%)

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

37540 • Spring 2019
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 232

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to the online resource LINK+ but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 
Texts/Readings:

Online Platform:
LINK+ voor hogeropgeleiden. (2020) Boom uitgevers. Amsterdam.

--ISBN: 3009010004104

 

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
Hoework and Preparation 20%

Speaking and Participation 15%

Journals 20%

Oral Tasks 20%

Project: Zichtbaar Lezen 10%

Quizzes 15%

GER 507 • First-Year German II

37635 • Spring 2019
Meets MW 12:00PM-1:00PM JES A209A

Course Description

German 507, a second-semester German course, continues instruction begun in German 506. (Note: If you have prior knowledge of German and did not take GER 506, you must take a placement test before taking classes at UT.) By the end of German 507, students will be familiar with most basic structures of the German language and will have developed basic cultural knowledge about the German-speaking world. As vocabulary and grammar sophistication grow, students will become increasingly proficient at expressing their thoughts, feelings, and opinions on a variety of subjects related to everyday life. To this aim, each lesson centers on linguistic, communicative and cultural goals.

The functional communicative approach that we take in this course—and in the larger German program at UT—focuses on learning to use basic German language forms, i.e., grammar and vocabulary, in meaningful contexts in a variety of real-life situations and across spoken and written genres. To help students develop their ability to communicate effectively in German, they are expected to come prepared for class, use German, and actively participate in pair and group activities. Students should expect to spend two hours studying for each class period in order to keep up with the pace of the class.

 

Required Texts:

  1. Course textbook: Christine Anton, Tobias Barske, Jane Grabowski, & Megan McKinstry (2016). Sag mal. An Introduction to German Language and Culture. Second Edition. Vista Higher Learning.
  2. Sag mal Basic Supersite
  3. Sag mal WebSAM (Student Activities Manual)

 

Grading Policy

Students’ progress in the class will be assessed during the semester across the following categories:

1      Class participation assessed weekly (10%)

2      Homework (20%)

3      Short writing tasks with multiple drafts (15%)

4      Chapter tests (30%)

5      Regular quizzes (10%)

6      Reading journals (5%)

7      Final oral exam done in pairs (10%)

 

There are no incompletes given in German 507. A grade of C or better is required to enroll in German 612 (i.e., a C- is not a passing grade).

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

37685 • Fall 2018
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

DCH 604

This accelerated introductory Dutch course is designed to help you develop the foundations to use and understand Dutch in a variety of settings. Dutch 604 is an ambitious, but rewarding program. You can expect an intensive experience. It demands your full engagement and will yield rich rewards.

You will develop a wide range of communication skills which will help you interact with other Dutch speakers in a variety of contexts. You will practice writing for a range of readers; reading from a texts from notes to pamphlets to articles; speaking to both individuals and to groups about yourself and your interests as well as learning about other people who speak Dutch. All of this learning occurs in a supportive yet intensive community. There is much ground to cover in this fast-paced course, as the course is intended one the one hand, to facilitate your first visits to the Netherlands and Belgium and on the other, to prepare you for advanced study in DCH 612. In that course your Dutch learning continues in the context of contemporary issues and Dutch literature and will fulfill a 12-hour language requirement.  

Grading Policy

5 written tests and 1 oral exam: 40%

Short quizzes: 20%

Class preparation and participation: 25%

Independent Learning Project: 15%

Texts

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen tekstboek. (2010). A.. Cornax. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 2 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1346

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 3 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1353

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

37425 • Spring 2018
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to the online resource LINK+ but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 
Texts/Readings:

Online Platform:
LINK+ voor hogeropgeleiden. (2020) Boom uitgevers. Amsterdam.

--ISBN: 3009010004104

 

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
Hoework and Preparation 20%

Speaking and Participation 15%

Journals 20%

Oral Tasks 20%

Project: Zichtbaar Lezen 10%

Quizzes 15%

GER 328 • Advanced German Grammar

37555 • Spring 2018
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM BIO 301

Course Description:

German 328 provides students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of and ability to use German grammar. The course reviews basic grammatical structures in German that students likely encountered in earlier coursework (e.g., past tense forms, adjective endings), as well as introduces them to new grammatical concepts (e.g., extended attributes, nominalizations).

The course uses a content-based instructional approach to language learning. Through engaging with content material in German, students will be able to observe language in use and, importantly, have opportunities to practice grammatical structures in real, meaningful contexts. Three interconnected topics related to contemporary youth in German society (e.g., protest culture, military and civil service, and changes in the university structure) serve as the backdrop for class discussions and writing assignments. Additionally, students will have the chance to explore aspects of German grammar specific to their own individual interests and needs through a semester-long learning portfolio. 

The course prepares students for advanced coursework in German literature and culture, as well as study in a German-speaking country. With this goal in mind, students are expected to take greater initiative in actively participating in class discussions than at the beginning or intermediate levels of language instruction.

Prerequisites: Students must have completed second-year German at UT (GER 612) or have earned credit for second-year German through a placement exam, AP exam, or transfer credit in order to enroll in German 328.

 

Texts:

Rankins & Wells, Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik. Wiederholen und Anwenden, 6th edition (2016), available at the campus bookstore. Additional texts and handouts will be distributed in class or posted on the course management site.

 

Requirements & Assessment:

Class Participation (10%)              

Exploratory Practice Project (20%)

Daily Homework (20%)                

3 Writing Tasks (20%)

3 Tests (30%)

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

37910 • Fall 2017
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

DCH 604

This accelerated introductory Dutch course is designed to help you develop the foundations to use and understand Dutch in a variety of settings. Dutch 604 is an ambitious, but rewarding program. You can expect an intensive experience. It demands your full engagement and will yield rich rewards.

You will develop a wide range of communication skills which will help you interact with other Dutch speakers in a variety of contexts. You will practice writing for a range of readers; reading from a texts from notes to pamphlets to articles; speaking to both individuals and to groups about yourself and your interests as well as learning about other people who speak Dutch. All of this learning occurs in a supportive yet intensive community. There is much ground to cover in this fast-paced course, as the course is intended one the one hand, to facilitate your first visits to the Netherlands and Belgium and on the other, to prepare you for advanced study in DCH 612. In that course your Dutch learning continues in the context of contemporary issues and Dutch literature and will fulfill a 12-hour language requirement.  

Grading Policy

5 written tests and 1 oral exam: 40%

Short quizzes: 20%

Class preparation and participation: 25%

Independent Learning Project: 15%

Texts

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen tekstboek. (2010). A.. Cornax. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 2 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1346

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 3 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1353

GER 328 • Advanced German Grammar

38045 • Fall 2017
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM GEA 114

Course Description:

German 328 provides students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of and ability to use German grammar. The course reviews basic grammatical structures in German that students likely encountered in earlier coursework (e.g., past tense forms, adjective endings), as well as introduces them to new grammatical concepts (e.g., extended attributes, nominalizations).

The course uses a content-based instructional approach to language learning. Through engaging with content material in German, students will be able to observe language in use and, importantly, have opportunities to practice grammatical structures in real, meaningful contexts. Three interconnected topics related to contemporary youth in German society (e.g., protest culture, military and civil service, and changes in the university structure) serve as the backdrop for class discussions and writing assignments. Additionally, students will have the chance to explore aspects of German grammar specific to their own individual interests and needs through a semester-long learning portfolio. 

The course prepares students for advanced coursework in German literature and culture, as well as study in a German-speaking country. With this goal in mind, students are expected to take greater initiative in actively participating in class discussions than at the beginning or intermediate levels of language instruction.

Prerequisites: Students must have completed second-year German at UT (GER 612) or have earned credit for second-year German through a placement exam, AP exam, or transfer credit in order to enroll in German 328.

 

Texts:

Rankins & Wells, Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik. Wiederholen und Anwenden, 6th edition (2016), available at the campus bookstore. Additional texts and handouts will be distributed in class or posted on the course management site.

 

Requirements & Assessment:

Class Participation (10%)              

Exploratory Practice Project (20%)

Daily Homework (20%)                

3 Writing Tasks (20%)

3 Tests (30%)

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

37840 • Spring 2017
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to the online resource LINK+ but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 
Texts/Readings:

Online Platform:
LINK+ voor hogeropgeleiden. (2020) Boom uitgevers. Amsterdam.

--ISBN: 3009010004104

 

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
Hoework and Preparation 20%

Speaking and Participation 15%

Journals 20%

Oral Tasks 20%

Project: Zichtbaar Lezen 10%

Quizzes 15%

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

37690 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

DCH 604

This accelerated introductory Dutch course is designed to help you develop the foundations to use and understand Dutch in a variety of settings. Dutch 604 is an ambitious, but rewarding program. You can expect an intensive experience. It demands your full engagement and will yield rich rewards.

You will develop a wide range of communication skills which will help you interact with other Dutch speakers in a variety of contexts. You will practice writing for a range of readers; reading from a texts from notes to pamphlets to articles; speaking to both individuals and to groups about yourself and your interests as well as learning about other people who speak Dutch. All of this learning occurs in a supportive yet intensive community. There is much ground to cover in this fast-paced course, as the course is intended one the one hand, to facilitate your first visits to the Netherlands and Belgium and on the other, to prepare you for advanced study in DCH 612. In that course your Dutch learning continues in the context of contemporary issues and Dutch literature and will fulfill a 12-hour language requirement.  

Grading Policy

5 written tests and 1 oral exam: 40%

Short quizzes: 20%

Class preparation and participation: 25%

Independent Learning Project: 15%

Texts

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen tekstboek. (2010). A.. Cornax. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 2 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1346

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 3 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1353

GER 328 • Advanced German Grammar

37825 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM BUR 337

Course Description:
German 328 is designed to develop your understanding of and ability to use German grammar. The course seeks to review certain basic grammatical structures in German that you likely encountered in earlier coursework (e.g., past tense forms, adjective endings), as well as introduce you to new grammatical concepts (e.g., extended attributes, nominalizations).

In the course, we will use a content-based instructional approach to language learning. Through engaging with content material in German, you will be able to observe language in use and, importantly, have opportunities to practice grammatical structures in real, meaningful, spoken and written contexts. Three interconnected topics related to young people in German society (e.g., protest culture, military and civil service, and changes in the university system) serve as the backdrop for class discussions and writing assignments.

You must have completed second year German here at UT or have earned credit for second year German through a placement exam, AP exam, or transfer credit to enroll in German 328. This course is conducted in German.

Texts/Readings:

-Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik. Jamie Rankin. 6th Edition


Grading/Requirements:
Class Participation:                       10%                        Exploratory Practice Project:     15%

Homework:                                   20%                       3 Writing Tasks:                      20%

3 Tests:                                         35%                       

GER 331L • Adv Conversatn & Compos: Lit

37830 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM GEA 114
GC

Description:

This course has two central goals. The first is to introduce you to several core and controversial issues in contemporary Germany and the ways in which these topics are discussed there. To this end we will read and/or listen to a wide range of material (film, music, poetry, news reports, and print media) that relates to several major themes in post-wall German society, politics, and culture. The second goal of the course is to provide you the opportunity to improve your written and spoken German. Course assignments will help you to expand your active vocabulary, increase your grammatical accuracy in using basic structures, and use more advanced grammatical structures to increase the linguistic register at which you can produce German. We will practice these elements in writing and in informal interaction (dialogues, conversations, role-playing) before you use them in exams and formal presentations.

Objectives
:
By the end of this semester you should be able to:
• compose short written essays in German with a high degree of grammatical accuracy, a varied vocabulary, and in a formal register;
• participate in day-to-day verbal interactions in German using colloquial phrasing and in more complex discussions with fluency and sophistication;
• understand and comment on primary sources about contemporary Germany; and demonstrate a solid grasp of issues central to current events.

Texts/Readings:
All required material is available online or via Canvas. Students will be expected to print out most completed assignment sheets and bring them to class. The grammar book for GER 328 (Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik) is highly recommended.

Grading:
preparation, participation, quizzes,

and writing assignments                            15%

3 two-page essays (10% each)                30%

2 written tests (10% each)                         20%

oral presentation                                         10%

midterm oral test                                          10%

final oral test                                                 15%

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

37055 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to the online resource LINK+ but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 
Texts/Readings:

Online Platform:
LINK+ voor hogeropgeleiden. (2020) Boom uitgevers. Amsterdam.

--ISBN: 3009010004104

 

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
Hoework and Preparation 20%

Speaking and Participation 15%

Journals 20%

Oral Tasks 20%

Project: Zichtbaar Lezen 10%

Quizzes 15%

GER 328 • Advanced German Grammar

37190 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM GEA 114

Course Description:

German 328 provides students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of and ability to use German grammar. The course reviews basic grammatical structures in German that students likely encountered in earlier coursework (e.g., past tense forms, adjective endings), as well as introduces them to new grammatical concepts (e.g., extended attributes, nominalizations).

The course uses a content-based instructional approach to language learning. Through engaging with content material in German, students will be able to observe language in use and, importantly, have opportunities to practice grammatical structures in real, meaningful contexts. Three interconnected topics related to contemporary youth in German society (e.g., protest culture, military and civil service, and changes in the university structure) serve as the backdrop for class discussions and writing assignments. Additionally, students will have the chance to explore aspects of German grammar specific to their own individual interests and needs through a semester-long learning portfolio. 

The course prepares students for advanced coursework in German literature and culture, as well as study in a German-speaking country. With this goal in mind, students are expected to take greater initiative in actively participating in class discussions than at the beginning or intermediate levels of language instruction.

Prerequisites: Students must have completed second-year German at UT (GER 612) or have earned credit for second-year German through a placement exam, AP exam, or transfer credit in order to enroll in German 328.

 

Texts:

Rankins & Wells, Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik. Wiederholen und Anwenden, 6th edition (2016), available at the campus bookstore. Additional texts and handouts will be distributed in class or posted on the course management site.

 

Requirements & Assessment:

Class Participation (10%)              

Exploratory Practice Project (20%)

Daily Homework (20%)                

3 Writing Tasks (20%)

3 Tests (30%)

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

36955 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

DCH 604

This accelerated introductory Dutch course is designed to help you develop the foundations to use and understand Dutch in a variety of settings. Dutch 604 is an ambitious, but rewarding program. You can expect an intensive experience. It demands your full engagement and will yield rich rewards.

You will develop a wide range of communication skills which will help you interact with other Dutch speakers in a variety of contexts. You will practice writing for a range of readers; reading from a texts from notes to pamphlets to articles; speaking to both individuals and to groups about yourself and your interests as well as learning about other people who speak Dutch. All of this learning occurs in a supportive yet intensive community. There is much ground to cover in this fast-paced course, as the course is intended one the one hand, to facilitate your first visits to the Netherlands and Belgium and on the other, to prepare you for advanced study in DCH 612. In that course your Dutch learning continues in the context of contemporary issues and Dutch literature and will fulfill a 12-hour language requirement.  

Grading Policy

5 written tests and 1 oral exam: 40%

Short quizzes: 20%

Class preparation and participation: 25%

Independent Learning Project: 15%

Texts

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen tekstboek. (2010). A.. Cornax. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 2 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1346

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 3 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1353

GER 328 • Advanced German Grammar

37095 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM GEA 114

Course Description:

German 328 provides students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of and ability to use German grammar. The course reviews basic grammatical structures in German that students likely encountered in earlier coursework (e.g., past tense forms, adjective endings), as well as introduces them to new grammatical concepts (e.g., extended attributes, nominalizations).

The course uses a content-based instructional approach to language learning. Through engaging with content material in German, students will be able to observe language in use and, importantly, have opportunities to practice grammatical structures in real, meaningful contexts. Three interconnected topics related to contemporary youth in German society (e.g., protest culture, military and civil service, and changes in the university structure) serve as the backdrop for class discussions and writing assignments. Additionally, students will have the chance to explore aspects of German grammar specific to their own individual interests and needs through a semester-long learning portfolio. 

The course prepares students for advanced coursework in German literature and culture, as well as study in a German-speaking country. With this goal in mind, students are expected to take greater initiative in actively participating in class discussions than at the beginning or intermediate levels of language instruction.

Prerequisites: Students must have completed second-year German at UT (GER 612) or have earned credit for second-year German through a placement exam, AP exam, or transfer credit in order to enroll in German 328.

 

Texts:

Rankins & Wells, Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik. Wiederholen und Anwenden, 6th edition (2016), available at the campus bookstore. Additional texts and handouts will be distributed in class or posted on the course management site.

 

Requirements & Assessment:

Class Participation (10%)              

Exploratory Practice Project (20%)

Daily Homework (20%)                

3 Writing Tasks (20%)

3 Tests (30%)

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

37130 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to the online resource LINK+ but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 
Texts/Readings:

Online Platform:
LINK+ voor hogeropgeleiden. (2020) Boom uitgevers. Amsterdam.

--ISBN: 3009010004104

 

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
Hoework and Preparation 20%

Speaking and Participation 15%

Journals 20%

Oral Tasks 20%

Project: Zichtbaar Lezen 10%

Quizzes 15%

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

38065 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

DCH 604

This accelerated introductory Dutch course is designed to help you develop the foundations to use and understand Dutch in a variety of settings. Dutch 604 is an ambitious, but rewarding program. You can expect an intensive experience. It demands your full engagement and will yield rich rewards.

You will develop a wide range of communication skills which will help you interact with other Dutch speakers in a variety of contexts. You will practice writing for a range of readers; reading from a texts from notes to pamphlets to articles; speaking to both individuals and to groups about yourself and your interests as well as learning about other people who speak Dutch. All of this learning occurs in a supportive yet intensive community. There is much ground to cover in this fast-paced course, as the course is intended one the one hand, to facilitate your first visits to the Netherlands and Belgium and on the other, to prepare you for advanced study in DCH 612. In that course your Dutch learning continues in the context of contemporary issues and Dutch literature and will fulfill a 12-hour language requirement.  

Grading Policy

5 written tests and 1 oral exam: 40%

Short quizzes: 20%

Class preparation and participation: 25%

Independent Learning Project: 15%

Texts

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen tekstboek. (2010). A.. Cornax. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 2 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1346

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 3 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1353

GER 328 • Advanced German Grammar

38205 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM GEA 114

Course Description:

German 328 provides students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of and ability to use German grammar. The course reviews basic grammatical structures in German that students likely encountered in earlier coursework (e.g., past tense forms, adjective endings), as well as introduces them to new grammatical concepts (e.g., extended attributes, nominalizations).

The course uses a content-based instructional approach to language learning. Through engaging with content material in German, students will be able to observe language in use and, importantly, have opportunities to practice grammatical structures in real, meaningful contexts. Three interconnected topics related to contemporary youth in German society (e.g., protest culture, military and civil service, and changes in the university structure) serve as the backdrop for class discussions and writing assignments. Additionally, students will have the chance to explore aspects of German grammar specific to their own individual interests and needs through a semester-long learning portfolio. 

The course prepares students for advanced coursework in German literature and culture, as well as study in a German-speaking country. With this goal in mind, students are expected to take greater initiative in actively participating in class discussions than at the beginning or intermediate levels of language instruction.

Prerequisites: Students must have completed second-year German at UT (GER 612) or have earned credit for second-year German through a placement exam, AP exam, or transfer credit in order to enroll in German 328.

 

Texts:

Rankins & Wells, Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik. Wiederholen und Anwenden, 6th edition (2016), available at the campus bookstore. Additional texts and handouts will be distributed in class or posted on the course management site.

 

Requirements & Assessment:

Class Participation (10%)              

Exploratory Practice Project (20%)

Daily Homework (20%)                

3 Writing Tasks (20%)

3 Tests (30%)

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

38260 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to the online resource LINK+ but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 
Texts/Readings:

Online Platform:
LINK+ voor hogeropgeleiden. (2020) Boom uitgevers. Amsterdam.

--ISBN: 3009010004104

 

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
Hoework and Preparation 20%

Speaking and Participation 15%

Journals 20%

Oral Tasks 20%

Project: Zichtbaar Lezen 10%

Quizzes 15%

GER 612 • Accel Sec-Yr Ger: Read Mod Ger

38385 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 1:00PM-3:00PM JES A215A

Course Description

German 612 is an intensive intermediate German course that builds on language abilities acquired in German 506-507 (or equivalent). With a mostly content-based approach to language instruction, the course helps students not only to review and expand their German language abilities, but also to develop these within a meaningful context that supports the development of specific content knowledge.

The functional communicative approach to language learning that we take in this course focuses on learning to use German language forms, i.e., grammar and vocabulary, in meaningful contexts across both spoken and written genres. The course aims to develop students’ ability to interpret (not merely read or listen), communicate (not merely give and receive information), and perform (not merely write or speak) in German. In other words, the course will help students to become literate users of the German language. To this end, students of German 612 are expected to take on greater involvement in their own learning than they have in their beginning-level German language classes. Class activities (from class discussions to group projects) will require collaborative and cooperative learning on the part of all class members. 

Please note that this accelerated course requires that students commit approximately 60-120 minutes per weekday (not per class day) to homework and studying outside of class. Students not able to make this commitment over the entire span of the upcoming semester should consider taking German 612 during a semester that allows them to focus fully on the language. 

 

Required Texts:

  1. Course textbook: Christine Anton, Tobias Barske, Jane Grabowski, & Megan McKinstry (2016). Sag mal. An Introduction to German Language and Culture. Second Edition. Vista Higher Learning.
  2. Sag mal Basic Supersite
  3. Sag mal WebSAM (Student Activities Manual)

 

Grading Policy

Students’ progress in the class will be assessed during the semester across the following categories: 

1      Class participation assessed weekly (10%)

2      Daily homework (20%)

3      Short writing tasks (10%)

4      Chapter tests (40%)

5      Quizzes (10%)

6      Final oral exam done in pairs (10%)

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

38330 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

DCH 604

This accelerated introductory Dutch course is designed to help you develop the foundations to use and understand Dutch in a variety of settings. Dutch 604 is an ambitious, but rewarding program. You can expect an intensive experience. It demands your full engagement and will yield rich rewards.

You will develop a wide range of communication skills which will help you interact with other Dutch speakers in a variety of contexts. You will practice writing for a range of readers; reading from a texts from notes to pamphlets to articles; speaking to both individuals and to groups about yourself and your interests as well as learning about other people who speak Dutch. All of this learning occurs in a supportive yet intensive community. There is much ground to cover in this fast-paced course, as the course is intended one the one hand, to facilitate your first visits to the Netherlands and Belgium and on the other, to prepare you for advanced study in DCH 612. In that course your Dutch learning continues in the context of contemporary issues and Dutch literature and will fulfill a 12-hour language requirement.  

Grading Policy

5 written tests and 1 oral exam: 40%

Short quizzes: 20%

Class preparation and participation: 25%

Independent Learning Project: 15%

Texts

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen tekstboek. (2010). A.. Cornax. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 2 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1346

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 3 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1353

GER 612 • Accel Sec-Yr Ger: Read Mod Ger

38465 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 1:00PM-3:00PM JES A303A

Course Description

German 612 is an intensive intermediate German course that builds on language abilities acquired in German 506-507 (or equivalent). With a mostly content-based approach to language instruction, the course helps students not only to review and expand their German language abilities, but also to develop these within a meaningful context that supports the development of specific content knowledge.

The functional communicative approach to language learning that we take in this course focuses on learning to use German language forms, i.e., grammar and vocabulary, in meaningful contexts across both spoken and written genres. The course aims to develop students’ ability to interpret (not merely read or listen), communicate (not merely give and receive information), and perform (not merely write or speak) in German. In other words, the course will help students to become literate users of the German language. To this end, students of German 612 are expected to take on greater involvement in their own learning than they have in their beginning-level German language classes. Class activities (from class discussions to group projects) will require collaborative and cooperative learning on the part of all class members. 

Please note that this accelerated course requires that students commit approximately 60-120 minutes per weekday (not per class day) to homework and studying outside of class. Students not able to make this commitment over the entire span of the upcoming semester should consider taking German 612 during a semester that allows them to focus fully on the language. 

 

Required Texts:

  1. Course textbook: Christine Anton, Tobias Barske, Jane Grabowski, & Megan McKinstry (2016). Sag mal. An Introduction to German Language and Culture. Second Edition. Vista Higher Learning.
  2. Sag mal Basic Supersite
  3. Sag mal WebSAM (Student Activities Manual)

 

Grading Policy

Students’ progress in the class will be assessed during the semester across the following categories: 

1      Class participation assessed weekly (10%)

2      Daily homework (20%)

3      Short writing tasks (10%)

4      Chapter tests (40%)

5      Quizzes (10%)

6      Final oral exam done in pairs (10%)

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

37935 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to the online resource LINK+ but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 
Texts/Readings:

Online Platform:
LINK+ voor hogeropgeleiden. (2020) Boom uitgevers. Amsterdam.

--ISBN: 3009010004104

 

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
Hoework and Preparation 20%

Speaking and Participation 15%

Journals 20%

Oral Tasks 20%

Project: Zichtbaar Lezen 10%

Quizzes 15%

GER 328 • Advanced German Grammar

38070 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ 1.120

Course Description:

German 328 provides students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of and ability to use German grammar. The course reviews basic grammatical structures in German that students likely encountered in earlier coursework (e.g., past tense forms, adjective endings), as well as introduces them to new grammatical concepts (e.g., extended attributes, nominalizations).

The course uses a content-based instructional approach to language learning. Through engaging with content material in German, students will be able to observe language in use and, importantly, have opportunities to practice grammatical structures in real, meaningful contexts. Three interconnected topics related to contemporary youth in German society (e.g., protest culture, military and civil service, and changes in the university structure) serve as the backdrop for class discussions and writing assignments. Additionally, students will have the chance to explore aspects of German grammar specific to their own individual interests and needs through a semester-long learning portfolio. 

The course prepares students for advanced coursework in German literature and culture, as well as study in a German-speaking country. With this goal in mind, students are expected to take greater initiative in actively participating in class discussions than at the beginning or intermediate levels of language instruction.

Prerequisites: Students must have completed second-year German at UT (GER 612) or have earned credit for second-year German through a placement exam, AP exam, or transfer credit in order to enroll in German 328.

 

Texts:

Rankins & Wells, Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik. Wiederholen und Anwenden, 6th edition (2016), available at the campus bookstore. Additional texts and handouts will be distributed in class or posted on the course management site.

 

Requirements & Assessment:

Class Participation (10%)              

Exploratory Practice Project (20%)

Daily Homework (20%)                

3 Writing Tasks (20%)

3 Tests (30%)

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

37875 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

DCH 604

This accelerated introductory Dutch course is designed to help you develop the foundations to use and understand Dutch in a variety of settings. Dutch 604 is an ambitious, but rewarding program. You can expect an intensive experience. It demands your full engagement and will yield rich rewards.

You will develop a wide range of communication skills which will help you interact with other Dutch speakers in a variety of contexts. You will practice writing for a range of readers; reading from a texts from notes to pamphlets to articles; speaking to both individuals and to groups about yourself and your interests as well as learning about other people who speak Dutch. All of this learning occurs in a supportive yet intensive community. There is much ground to cover in this fast-paced course, as the course is intended one the one hand, to facilitate your first visits to the Netherlands and Belgium and on the other, to prepare you for advanced study in DCH 612. In that course your Dutch learning continues in the context of contemporary issues and Dutch literature and will fulfill a 12-hour language requirement.  

Grading Policy

5 written tests and 1 oral exam: 40%

Short quizzes: 20%

Class preparation and participation: 25%

Independent Learning Project: 15%

Texts

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen tekstboek. (2010). A.. Cornax. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 2 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1346

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 3 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1353

GER 328 • Advanced German Grammar

38012 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PMA 6.120

Course Description:

German 328 provides students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of and ability to use German grammar. The course reviews basic grammatical structures in German that students likely encountered in earlier coursework (e.g., past tense forms, adjective endings), as well as introduces them to new grammatical concepts (e.g., extended attributes, nominalizations).

The course uses a content-based instructional approach to language learning. Through engaging with content material in German, students will be able to observe language in use and, importantly, have opportunities to practice grammatical structures in real, meaningful contexts. Three interconnected topics related to contemporary youth in German society (e.g., protest culture, military and civil service, and changes in the university structure) serve as the backdrop for class discussions and writing assignments. Additionally, students will have the chance to explore aspects of German grammar specific to their own individual interests and needs through a semester-long learning portfolio. 

The course prepares students for advanced coursework in German literature and culture, as well as study in a German-speaking country. With this goal in mind, students are expected to take greater initiative in actively participating in class discussions than at the beginning or intermediate levels of language instruction.

Prerequisites: Students must have completed second-year German at UT (GER 612) or have earned credit for second-year German through a placement exam, AP exam, or transfer credit in order to enroll in German 328.

 

Texts:

Rankins & Wells, Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik. Wiederholen und Anwenden, 6th edition (2016), available at the campus bookstore. Additional texts and handouts will be distributed in class or posted on the course management site.

 

Requirements & Assessment:

Class Participation (10%)              

Exploratory Practice Project (20%)

Daily Homework (20%)                

3 Writing Tasks (20%)

3 Tests (30%)

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

37815 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to the online resource LINK+ but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 
Texts/Readings:

Online Platform:
LINK+ voor hogeropgeleiden. (2020) Boom uitgevers. Amsterdam.

--ISBN: 3009010004104

 

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
Hoework and Preparation 20%

Speaking and Participation 15%

Journals 20%

Oral Tasks 20%

Project: Zichtbaar Lezen 10%

Quizzes 15%

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

37860 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

DCH 604

This accelerated introductory Dutch course is designed to help you develop the foundations to use and understand Dutch in a variety of settings. Dutch 604 is an ambitious, but rewarding program. You can expect an intensive experience. It demands your full engagement and will yield rich rewards.

You will develop a wide range of communication skills which will help you interact with other Dutch speakers in a variety of contexts. You will practice writing for a range of readers; reading from a texts from notes to pamphlets to articles; speaking to both individuals and to groups about yourself and your interests as well as learning about other people who speak Dutch. All of this learning occurs in a supportive yet intensive community. There is much ground to cover in this fast-paced course, as the course is intended one the one hand, to facilitate your first visits to the Netherlands and Belgium and on the other, to prepare you for advanced study in DCH 612. In that course your Dutch learning continues in the context of contemporary issues and Dutch literature and will fulfill a 12-hour language requirement.  

Grading Policy

5 written tests and 1 oral exam: 40%

Short quizzes: 20%

Class preparation and participation: 25%

Independent Learning Project: 15%

Texts

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen tekstboek. (2010). A.. Cornax. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 2 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1346

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 3 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1353

GER 328 • Advanced German Grammar

38002 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM PAR 304

Course Description:

German 328 provides students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of and ability to use German grammar. The course reviews basic grammatical structures in German that students likely encountered in earlier coursework (e.g., past tense forms, adjective endings), as well as introduces them to new grammatical concepts (e.g., extended attributes, nominalizations).

The course uses a content-based instructional approach to language learning. Through engaging with content material in German, students will be able to observe language in use and, importantly, have opportunities to practice grammatical structures in real, meaningful contexts. Three interconnected topics related to contemporary youth in German society (e.g., protest culture, military and civil service, and changes in the university structure) serve as the backdrop for class discussions and writing assignments. Additionally, students will have the chance to explore aspects of German grammar specific to their own individual interests and needs through a semester-long learning portfolio. 

The course prepares students for advanced coursework in German literature and culture, as well as study in a German-speaking country. With this goal in mind, students are expected to take greater initiative in actively participating in class discussions than at the beginning or intermediate levels of language instruction.

Prerequisites: Students must have completed second-year German at UT (GER 612) or have earned credit for second-year German through a placement exam, AP exam, or transfer credit in order to enroll in German 328.

 

Texts:

Rankins & Wells, Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik. Wiederholen und Anwenden, 6th edition (2016), available at the campus bookstore. Additional texts and handouts will be distributed in class or posted on the course management site.

 

Requirements & Assessment:

Class Participation (10%)              

Exploratory Practice Project (20%)

Daily Homework (20%)                

3 Writing Tasks (20%)

3 Tests (30%)

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

38020 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 337

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to the online resource LINK+ but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 
Texts/Readings:

Online Platform:
LINK+ voor hogeropgeleiden. (2020) Boom uitgevers. Amsterdam.

--ISBN: 3009010004104

 

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
Hoework and Preparation 20%

Speaking and Participation 15%

Journals 20%

Oral Tasks 20%

Project: Zichtbaar Lezen 10%

Quizzes 15%

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

37645 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 337

Course Description

This accelerated Dutch course will focus on developing students' communicative abilities, and providing a thorough introduction to the culture, history, and society of the countries where Dutch is spoken. We will cover in one semester all the material normally covered in one year of instruction. With Dutch 612 in the spring, you can fulfill the two-year language requirement in just two semesters. Of course this means that both you and the instructor have quite some ground to cover. Keep in mind that language learning is always an intensive undertaking that demands a lot of practice. An accelerated course, therefore, is an intensively intensive undertaking

Grading Policy

6 tests: 30% Oral final: 10% Short quizzes: 15% Homework: 15% Participation: 10% Weekly journal: 10% Presentations (2): 10%

Texts

Code Nederlands, tekstboek, Deel I Code Nederlands, oefenboek, Deel I Dutch-English/English-Dutch dictionary (Routledge publishes a good one.) 201 Dutch Verbs Reader with stories available from Speedway Copies (Dobie Mall, 478-3334) Dutch Grammar Compendium (hand-out)

GER 507 • First-Year German II

37985 • Spring 2010
Meets MW 12:00PM-1:00PM JES A307A

Course Description

German 507, a second-semester German course, continues instruction begun in German 506. (Note: If you have prior knowledge of German and did not take GER 506, you must take a placement test before taking classes at UT.) By the end of German 507, students will be familiar with most basic structures of the German language and will have developed basic cultural knowledge about the German-speaking world. As vocabulary and grammar sophistication grow, students will become increasingly proficient at expressing their thoughts, feelings, and opinions on a variety of subjects related to everyday life. To this aim, each lesson centers on linguistic, communicative and cultural goals.

The functional communicative approach that we take in this course—and in the larger German program at UT—focuses on learning to use basic German language forms, i.e., grammar and vocabulary, in meaningful contexts in a variety of real-life situations and across spoken and written genres. To help students develop their ability to communicate effectively in German, they are expected to come prepared for class, use German, and actively participate in pair and group activities. Students should expect to spend two hours studying for each class period in order to keep up with the pace of the class.

 

Required Texts:

  1. Course textbook: Christine Anton, Tobias Barske, Jane Grabowski, & Megan McKinstry (2016). Sag mal. An Introduction to German Language and Culture. Second Edition. Vista Higher Learning.
  2. Sag mal Basic Supersite
  3. Sag mal WebSAM (Student Activities Manual)

 

Grading Policy

Students’ progress in the class will be assessed during the semester across the following categories:

1      Class participation assessed weekly (10%)

2      Homework (20%)

3      Short writing tasks with multiple drafts (15%)

4      Chapter tests (30%)

5      Regular quizzes (10%)

6      Reading journals (5%)

7      Final oral exam done in pairs (10%)

 

There are no incompletes given in German 507. A grade of C or better is required to enroll in German 612 (i.e., a C- is not a passing grade).

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

38235 • Fall 2009
Meets M 2:00PM-4:00PM RAS 215

DCH 604

This accelerated introductory Dutch course is designed to help you develop the foundations to use and understand Dutch in a variety of settings. Dutch 604 is an ambitious, but rewarding program. You can expect an intensive experience. It demands your full engagement and will yield rich rewards.

You will develop a wide range of communication skills which will help you interact with other Dutch speakers in a variety of contexts. You will practice writing for a range of readers; reading from a texts from notes to pamphlets to articles; speaking to both individuals and to groups about yourself and your interests as well as learning about other people who speak Dutch. All of this learning occurs in a supportive yet intensive community. There is much ground to cover in this fast-paced course, as the course is intended one the one hand, to facilitate your first visits to the Netherlands and Belgium and on the other, to prepare you for advanced study in DCH 612. In that course your Dutch learning continues in the context of contemporary issues and Dutch literature and will fulfill a 12-hour language requirement.  

Grading Policy

5 written tests and 1 oral exam: 40%

Short quizzes: 20%

Class preparation and participation: 25%

Independent Learning Project: 15%

Texts

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen tekstboek. (2010). A.. Cornax. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 2 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1346

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 3 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1353

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

37285 • Spring 2009
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM CBA 4.336

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to the online resource LINK+ but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 
Texts/Readings:

Online Platform:
LINK+ voor hogeropgeleiden. (2020) Boom uitgevers. Amsterdam.

--ISBN: 3009010004104

 

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
Hoework and Preparation 20%

Speaking and Participation 15%

Journals 20%

Oral Tasks 20%

Project: Zichtbaar Lezen 10%

Quizzes 15%

GER 506 • First-Year German I

38590 • Fall 2008
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM JES A305A

Course Description

German 506, a first semester German course, assumes no prior knowledge of German. (Note: If you have prior knowledge of German, you must take a placement test before taking classes at UT.) German 506 introduces students to the language and culture of the modern German-speaking world. Every effort is made to present opportunities to use the language: for self-expression in everyday situations, for basic survival needs in German-speaking language communities, and for personal enjoyment. To this aim, lessons center on linguistic, communicative, and cultural goals.

The functional communicative approach that we take in this course—and in the larger German program at UT—focuses on learning to use basic German language forms, i.e., grammar and vocabulary, in meaningful contexts in a variety of real-life situations and across spoken and written genres. To help students develop their ability to communicate effectively in German, they are expected to come prepared for class, use German, and actively participate in pair and group activities. Students should expect to spend two hours studying for each class period in order to keep up with the pace of the class. 

 

Required Texts:

  1. Course textbook: Christine Anton, Tobias Barske, Jane Grabowski, & Megan McKinstry (2016). Sag mal. An Introduction to German Language and Culture. Second Edition. Vista Higher Learning.
  2. Sag mal Basic Supersite
  3. Sag mal WebSAM (Student Activities Manual)

 

Grading Policy

Students’ progress in the class will be assessed during the semester across the following categories:

1  Class participation assessed weekly (10%)

2  Homework (15%)

3  Short writing tasks with multiple drafts (15%)

4  Chapter tests (25%)

5  Structured reflections on learning experiences (5%)

6  Regular quizzes (10%)

7  Short collaborative video project (10%)

8  Final oral exam done in pairs (10%)

 

Opportunities for extra credit are available. There are no incompletes given in German 506. A grade of C or better is required to enroll in German 507 (i.e., a C- is not a passing grade).

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

38295 • Spring 2008
Meets MW 9:00AM-11:00AM EPS 4.108

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to the online resource LINK+ but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 
Texts/Readings:

Online Platform:
LINK+ voor hogeropgeleiden. (2020) Boom uitgevers. Amsterdam.

--ISBN: 3009010004104

 

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
Hoework and Preparation 20%

Speaking and Participation 15%

Journals 20%

Oral Tasks 20%

Project: Zichtbaar Lezen 10%

Quizzes 15%

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

38960 • Fall 2007
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM JES A215A

DCH 604

This accelerated introductory Dutch course is designed to help you develop the foundations to use and understand Dutch in a variety of settings. Dutch 604 is an ambitious, but rewarding program. You can expect an intensive experience. It demands your full engagement and will yield rich rewards.

You will develop a wide range of communication skills which will help you interact with other Dutch speakers in a variety of contexts. You will practice writing for a range of readers; reading from a texts from notes to pamphlets to articles; speaking to both individuals and to groups about yourself and your interests as well as learning about other people who speak Dutch. All of this learning occurs in a supportive yet intensive community. There is much ground to cover in this fast-paced course, as the course is intended one the one hand, to facilitate your first visits to the Netherlands and Belgium and on the other, to prepare you for advanced study in DCH 612. In that course your Dutch learning continues in the context of contemporary issues and Dutch literature and will fulfill a 12-hour language requirement.  

Grading Policy

5 written tests and 1 oral exam: 40%

Short quizzes: 20%

Class preparation and participation: 25%

Independent Learning Project: 15%

Texts

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen tekstboek. (2010). A.. Cornax. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 2 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1346

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 3 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1353

GER 507 • First-Year German II

38785 • Fall 2006
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM JES A307A

Course Description

German 507, a second-semester German course, continues instruction begun in German 506. (Note: If you have prior knowledge of German and did not take GER 506, you must take a placement test before taking classes at UT.) By the end of German 507, students will be familiar with most basic structures of the German language and will have developed basic cultural knowledge about the German-speaking world. As vocabulary and grammar sophistication grow, students will become increasingly proficient at expressing their thoughts, feelings, and opinions on a variety of subjects related to everyday life. To this aim, each lesson centers on linguistic, communicative and cultural goals.

The functional communicative approach that we take in this course—and in the larger German program at UT—focuses on learning to use basic German language forms, i.e., grammar and vocabulary, in meaningful contexts in a variety of real-life situations and across spoken and written genres. To help students develop their ability to communicate effectively in German, they are expected to come prepared for class, use German, and actively participate in pair and group activities. Students should expect to spend two hours studying for each class period in order to keep up with the pace of the class.

 

Required Texts:

  1. Course textbook: Christine Anton, Tobias Barske, Jane Grabowski, & Megan McKinstry (2016). Sag mal. An Introduction to German Language and Culture. Second Edition. Vista Higher Learning.
  2. Sag mal Basic Supersite
  3. Sag mal WebSAM (Student Activities Manual)

 

Grading Policy

Students’ progress in the class will be assessed during the semester across the following categories:

1      Class participation assessed weekly (10%)

2      Homework (20%)

3      Short writing tasks with multiple drafts (15%)

4      Chapter tests (30%)

5      Regular quizzes (10%)

6      Reading journals (5%)

7      Final oral exam done in pairs (10%)

 

There are no incompletes given in German 507. A grade of C or better is required to enroll in German 612 (i.e., a C- is not a passing grade).

GER 507 • First-Year German II

36795 • Spring 2006
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:00AM JES A205A

Course Description

German 507, a second-semester German course, continues instruction begun in German 506. (Note: If you have prior knowledge of German and did not take GER 506, you must take a placement test before taking classes at UT.) By the end of German 507, students will be familiar with most basic structures of the German language and will have developed basic cultural knowledge about the German-speaking world. As vocabulary and grammar sophistication grow, students will become increasingly proficient at expressing their thoughts, feelings, and opinions on a variety of subjects related to everyday life. To this aim, each lesson centers on linguistic, communicative and cultural goals.

The functional communicative approach that we take in this course—and in the larger German program at UT—focuses on learning to use basic German language forms, i.e., grammar and vocabulary, in meaningful contexts in a variety of real-life situations and across spoken and written genres. To help students develop their ability to communicate effectively in German, they are expected to come prepared for class, use German, and actively participate in pair and group activities. Students should expect to spend two hours studying for each class period in order to keep up with the pace of the class.

 

Required Texts:

  1. Course textbook: Christine Anton, Tobias Barske, Jane Grabowski, & Megan McKinstry (2016). Sag mal. An Introduction to German Language and Culture. Second Edition. Vista Higher Learning.
  2. Sag mal Basic Supersite
  3. Sag mal WebSAM (Student Activities Manual)

 

Grading Policy

Students’ progress in the class will be assessed during the semester across the following categories:

1      Class participation assessed weekly (10%)

2      Homework (20%)

3      Short writing tasks with multiple drafts (15%)

4      Chapter tests (30%)

5      Regular quizzes (10%)

6      Reading journals (5%)

7      Final oral exam done in pairs (10%)

 

There are no incompletes given in German 507. A grade of C or better is required to enroll in German 612 (i.e., a C- is not a passing grade).

GER 506 • First-Year German I

36685 • Fall 2005
Meets MTWTHF 9:00AM-10:00AM JES A305A

Course Description

German 506, a first semester German course, assumes no prior knowledge of German. (Note: If you have prior knowledge of German, you must take a placement test before taking classes at UT.) German 506 introduces students to the language and culture of the modern German-speaking world. Every effort is made to present opportunities to use the language: for self-expression in everyday situations, for basic survival needs in German-speaking language communities, and for personal enjoyment. To this aim, lessons center on linguistic, communicative, and cultural goals.

The functional communicative approach that we take in this course—and in the larger German program at UT—focuses on learning to use basic German language forms, i.e., grammar and vocabulary, in meaningful contexts in a variety of real-life situations and across spoken and written genres. To help students develop their ability to communicate effectively in German, they are expected to come prepared for class, use German, and actively participate in pair and group activities. Students should expect to spend two hours studying for each class period in order to keep up with the pace of the class. 

 

Required Texts:

  1. Course textbook: Christine Anton, Tobias Barske, Jane Grabowski, & Megan McKinstry (2016). Sag mal. An Introduction to German Language and Culture. Second Edition. Vista Higher Learning.
  2. Sag mal Basic Supersite
  3. Sag mal WebSAM (Student Activities Manual)

 

Grading Policy

Students’ progress in the class will be assessed during the semester across the following categories:

1  Class participation assessed weekly (10%)

2  Homework (15%)

3  Short writing tasks with multiple drafts (15%)

4  Chapter tests (25%)

5  Structured reflections on learning experiences (5%)

6  Regular quizzes (10%)

7  Short collaborative video project (10%)

8  Final oral exam done in pairs (10%)

 

Opportunities for extra credit are available. There are no incompletes given in German 506. A grade of C or better is required to enroll in German 507 (i.e., a C- is not a passing grade).

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