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Bachelor 2020/2021

Foreign Language (German)

Category 'Best Course for Career Development'
Category 'Best Course for Broadening Horizons and Diversity of Knowledge and Skills'
Category 'Best Course for New Knowledge and Skills'
Area of studies: International Relations
When: 2 year, 1-4 module
Mode of studies: offline
Open to: students of one campus
Language: English
ECTS credits: 7

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The program is aimed at the ICEF students learning German as the first foreign language at the beginner’s level (I-II study years). The purpose of the course “German language” at the 1st этап is to form and develop crosscultural common communicative competence required for the further successful освоения of the 2nd stages of the program (III-IV study years) aimed at forming and developing foreign professional-oriented communicative competence. Complex of formed and developed competences during the 1st round match the language level of B1+ of the CEPR European language scale
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Student must be able to summarize and comment the content of business correspondence and synthesize various secondary texts
  • Students must know peculiarities of sociocultural patterns of verbal and non-verbal behavior in both foreign language and mother tongue, understand the degree of their compatibility / incompatibility.
  • Students must know peculiarities of sociocultural patterns of verbal and non-verbal behavior in both foreign language and mother tongue, understand the degree of their compatibility / incompatibility.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
  • Can relate events from your past, including your weekend activities and interesting stories.
  • Can describe your past life, giving details about important milestones.
  • Can discuss your vacation plans and tell friends and colleagues about your vacation afterwards.
  • Can understand and make basic business proposals in your area of expertise.
  • Can describe an accident or injury, get medical help from a doctor and fill a prescription for medicine.
  • Can engage in basic communication at work, including attending meetings on familiar topics.
  • Can discuss clothing and what kind of clothes you like to wear.
  • Can talk about movies that you like and choose a movie to see with friends.
  • Can talk about the natural world and travels to see animals and natural areas in your country.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Schule
  • Mode
  • Wohnen
  • Organisation und Disziplin
  • Migration und Integration
  • Urlaub
  • Mentalität
  • Wandern
  • Müll
  • Fußball
  • Bio
  • Auto
  • Geld
  • Deutsche Spezialitäten
  • Literatur
  • Bier
  • Musik
  • Kuscheltiere
  • Kälte
  • Kunst
  • Ausbildung
    • Das Schulsystem in Deutschland • Meine Schulzeit • Ausbildung • Berufe und Tätigkeiten
  • Freizeit
    • Freizeitaktivitäten • Musik • Kino • Fernsehen
  • Geld und Konsum
    • Einnahmen und Ausgaben • Einkaufen und Konsumverhalten • Einkaufszentrum • Bankkonto
  • Arbeit und Beruf
    • Im Büro • Telefonieren. • Termine vereinbaren • Kommunikation im Büro
  • Urlaub und Reisen
    • Reiseprospekte • Länder und Nationalitäten • Städtereisen
  • Tiere und Menschen
    • Rekorde aus der Tierwelt • Haustiere • Eigenschaften und Charakter des Menschen • Partnersuche im Internet • Beziehungen
  • Wohnen
    • In der Stadt oder auf dem Lande • Wohnungssuche • Haushalt • Gartenarbeit
  • Massenmedien
    • Nachrichten • Umweltschutz • Technik und Erfindungen
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking writing
  • non-blocking oral
  • non-blocking quizes
  • non-blocking exam
    II study year: The examination is conducted orally (a survey on the course materials). The exam is conducted on the platform ZOOM https://zoom.us/j/406216899?pwd=N2ducUhNMHMzZHppUFNXRGJLS0R6QT09 The examination is conducted in the oral form (a survey on the course materials). You need to connect to the exam according to the schedule of answers sent by the teacher to students' corporate email right before the exam. The student's computer must meet the requirements: a working camera and microphone, installed and working ZOOM. To participate in the exam, the student is obliged: to put his photo on the avatar, to appear at the exam according to the exact schedule and turn on the camera and microphone during his answer. During the exam, it is prohibited: to turn off the camera, to use notes and tips. A short-term communication failure during the exam is considered a communication failure for less than two minutes. Long-term communication disruption during the exam is considered two minutes or more. In case of a long-term communication disruption, the student cannot continue to participate in the exam. The retake procedure is similar to the standard exam procedure. III study year: The examination is conducted orally (a survey on the course materials). The exam is conducted 1) on the platform MS Teams for Group 301 https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3a9083aca2e1ba4535aee90d6781967b52%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=de1d7b72-246b-4ea4-8345-93b316a01947&tenantId=21f26c24-0793-4b07-a73d-563cd2ec235f 2) on the platform ZOOM for Group 302 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/244821504?pwd=SHR0UXZzbnlxSSt4NjZhV2hJVWZadz09 3) on the platform ZOOM for Group 303 https://zoom.us/j/622157275?pwd=dCtiVDlsZ3dGUFBkWVYrS2wyWittdz09 The examination is conducted in the oral form (a survey on the course materials). You need to connect to the exam according to the schedule of answers sent by the teacher to students' corporate email right before the exam. The student's computer must meet the requirements: a working camera and microphone, installed and working ZOOM (Group 302, Group 303) or MS Teams (Group 301). To participate in the exam, the student is obliged: to put his photo on the avatar, to appear at the exam according to the exact schedule and turn on the camera and microphone during his answer. During the exam, it is prohibited: to turn off the camera, to use notes and tips. A short-term communication failure during the exam is considered a communication failure for less than two minutes. Long-term communication disruption during the exam is considered two minutes or more. In case of a long-term communication disruption, the student cannot continue to participate in the exam. The retake procedure is similar to the standard exam procedure.
  • non-blocking writing
  • non-blocking oral
  • non-blocking quizes
  • non-blocking exam
    II study year: The examination is conducted orally (a survey on the course materials). The exam is conducted on the platform ZOOM https://zoom.us/j/406216899?pwd=N2ducUhNMHMzZHppUFNXRGJLS0R6QT09 The examination is conducted in the oral form (a survey on the course materials). You need to connect to the exam according to the schedule of answers sent by the teacher to students' corporate email right before the exam. The student's computer must meet the requirements: a working camera and microphone, installed and working ZOOM. To participate in the exam, the student is obliged: to put his photo on the avatar, to appear at the exam according to the exact schedule and turn on the camera and microphone during his answer. During the exam, it is prohibited: to turn off the camera, to use notes and tips. A short-term communication failure during the exam is considered a communication failure for less than two minutes. Long-term communication disruption during the exam is considered two minutes or more. In case of a long-term communication disruption, the student cannot continue to participate in the exam. The retake procedure is similar to the standard exam procedure. III study year: The examination is conducted orally (a survey on the course materials). The exam is conducted 1) on the platform MS Teams for Group 301 https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3a9083aca2e1ba4535aee90d6781967b52%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=de1d7b72-246b-4ea4-8345-93b316a01947&tenantId=21f26c24-0793-4b07-a73d-563cd2ec235f 2) on the platform ZOOM for Group 302 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/244821504?pwd=SHR0UXZzbnlxSSt4NjZhV2hJVWZadz09 3) on the platform ZOOM for Group 303 https://zoom.us/j/622157275?pwd=dCtiVDlsZ3dGUFBkWVYrS2wyWittdz09 The examination is conducted in the oral form (a survey on the course materials). You need to connect to the exam according to the schedule of answers sent by the teacher to students' corporate email right before the exam. The student's computer must meet the requirements: a working camera and microphone, installed and working ZOOM (Group 302, Group 303) or MS Teams (Group 301). To participate in the exam, the student is obliged: to put his photo on the avatar, to appear at the exam according to the exact schedule and turn on the camera and microphone during his answer. During the exam, it is prohibited: to turn off the camera, to use notes and tips. A short-term communication failure during the exam is considered a communication failure for less than two minutes. Long-term communication disruption during the exam is considered two minutes or more. In case of a long-term communication disruption, the student cannot continue to participate in the exam. The retake procedure is similar to the standard exam procedure.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.4 * exam + 0.2 * oral + 0.2 * quizes + 0.2 * writing
  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.4 * exam + 0.2 * oral + 0.2 * quizes + 0.2 * writing
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, W. (1991). Basic German Language Program, Grades 1-12. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED349837
  • Schenke, H., Miell, A., & Seago, K. (2016). Basic German : A Grammar and Workbook (Vol. Second edition). London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1221317

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Fagan, S. M. B. (2009). German : A Linguistic Introduction. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=304737
  • Johnson, S. A., & Braber, N. (2008). Exploring the German Language (Vol. 2nd ed). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=304661