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Bachelor 2020/2021

Second 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'
Type: Elective course (Political Science and World Politics)
Area of studies: Political Science
When: 3 year, 1-4 module
Mode of studies: offline
Language: English
ECTS credits: 6

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course is aimed at acquirement basic knowledge and competences of modern German language, including phonetics, graphics, normative grammar and vocabulary in the amount provided by the course. The course consists of tutorials (112 hours). Tutorials or practice run provide students with basic knowledge of phonetics, intonation, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary of modern German and focus on practical activities and exercises as well as project work. The tutorials also involve feedback on students’ written work, aimed at developing basic linguistic knowledge and practical skills of German, presenting the project results and home-reading in the written and oral forms.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Able to learn and demonstrate skills in the field, other than the major field at level a1.1
  • Able to conduct professional activities internationally at level a1.1
  • Student is capable of reporting the results of the information retrieval and analysis, academic or applied research she/he has conducted: - in various genres (including reviews, policy papers, reports and publications pertaining to socio-political subject matter); - and depending on the target audience
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • In the city
    Buildings, Directions, Imperative, Spatial prepositions and adverbs, Nouns on Dativ, Prepositions and adverbs of place and direction, Transport, Types of transport, How I’m getting to work /university
  • Health. Body parts
    Types of diseases, Modals müssen/sollen/dürfen, Visiting a doctor, Prepositions denn, weil, dass und deshalb. Word order in such sentences, What should I do to be healthy?
  • Clothes and Fashion
    Types of сlothes, What do you like to wear? Comparisons of adjectives/adverbs, The dative case of pronouns. Verbs gefallen, passen, stehen + Dativ, Buying clothes in the store.
  • Holidays.
    When is Christmas celebrated in Germany and when in Russia? Ordinal numbers in nominative/accusative and dative. My favorite holiday in Russia. How, where and with whom. Gifts for birthday. Personal pronouns in accusative/dative.
  • On the Weekends
    Conditionals (Konjunktiv II), modals könnte, dürfte, sollte. Wenn-sentences. Surreal desire. Why do I want to study in Germany? Infinitive with or without zu. Sentences with damit or um + zu + infinitive.
  • Travelling
    Booking a hotel. Declension of the adjectives with no articles. Genitive with nouns. Trip planning. Where to go and why. Adjectives with no articles.
  • My things.
    My favorite thing. New things. Declension of adjectives with indefinite article,Collecting. Sammeln. At the flea market, Comparisons of adjectives/adverbs. Prepositions als/wie. Substantive adjectives. Declension of such adjectives.
  • Sport and Fitness.
    Reflexive verbs. What do I do to be fit? Verbs with prepositions. Question words and pronominal adverbs Worauf/darauf. Passive. wird/wurde + Partizip II.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Written Assignments (Essay, Test/Quiz, Written Exam, etc.)
    Written assignments include writing an essay (10-12 sentences, 100-120 words), as well as performing written exercises.
  • non-blocking Reading for seminars / tutorials (lecture materials, mandatory and optional resources)
    Reading texts. Check in class
  • non-blocking Assignments for seminars
    Assignments for seminars include: checking homework, composing dialogs, pair work
  • non-blocking Project work
    Project work involves the creation of a presentation - individually or in a group. Each presentation should have 3-4 slides with brief information. The student freely talks about the material using his presentation. 5-7 minutes are given for the performance
  • non-blocking Modul Test
    A test is given at the end of each topic and tests the student's residual knowledge. 1.5 hours duration. The test consists of 4 parts: listening, reading, grammar and writing
  • non-blocking Final Test (Exam)
    An examination test takes place 10 days before the oral part of the exam. The test has 4 parts: listening, reading, grammar and writing. 1.5 hours for the test. Exam format: teacher in class, students in class / multiple classrooms and online. With the use of online platforms (Zoom/ MS Teams / Skype etc.) for students who have grounds for not being on the exam in person. The written part of the exam is held on the online platform. You must connect to the exam according to the time and date specified in the LMS. To participate in the exam, the student is obliged: to indicate their name at the beginning and end of the test, to appear for the exam according to the exact schedule. During the exam, students are forbidden to: communicate (on social networks, with people in the room), use notes and tips, write them off. During the exam, students are allowed to: use a blank Word sheet to record a short answer. A short-term communication disruption during the exam is considered a communication disruption up to 10 minutes. A long-term communication disorder during an exam is considered a violation of 10 minutes or more. In case of a long-term communication disruption, the student cannot continue to participate in the exam. Retake procedure involves using complicated tasks
  • non-blocking Oral answer (exam, monologue, dialogue)
    The oral part of the exam is on tickets (a survey on the course materials). On the oral part of the exam, the student pulls out a ticket in which two questions are given. 5-7 minutes are given for preparation. The teacher has the right to ask additional questions. Exam format: teacher in class, students in class / multiple classrooms and online. With the use of online platforms (Zoom/ MS Teams / Skype etc.) for students who have grounds for not being on the exam in person. The student's computer must meet the requirements: the presence of a working camera and microphone, support for online platform. To participate in the exam, the student is obliged: to put his photo on the avatar, to appear for the exam according to the exact schedule, and when you answer, turn on the camera and microphone. During the exam, students are forbidden to: communicate (on social networks, with people in the room), use notes and tips, write them off. During the exam, students are allowed to: use a blank Word sheet to record a short answer. A short-term communication failure during the exam is considered a communication failure of less than a minute. A long-term communication disruption during an exam is a violation of a minute or more. In case of a long-term communication disruption, the student cannot continue to participate in the exam. The retake procedure involves the use of complicated tasks.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.1 * Assignments for seminars + 0.2 * Final Test (Exam) + 0.2 * Modul Test + 0.2 * Oral answer (exam, monologue, dialogue) + 0.1 * Project work + 0.1 * Reading for seminars / tutorials (lecture materials, mandatory and optional resources) + 0.1 * Written Assignments (Essay, Test/Quiz, Written Exam, etc.)
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Катаева А. Г., Катаев С. Д., Гандельман В. А. - НЕМЕЦКИЙ ЯЗЫК ДЛЯ ГУМАНИТАРНЫХ СПЕЦИАЛЬНОСТЕЙ + АУДИО В ЭБС 4-е изд., пер. и доп. Учебник и практикум для СПО - М.:Издательство Юрайт - 2019 - 269с. - ISBN: 978-5-534-01147-0 - Текст электронный // ЭБС ЮРАЙТ - URL: https://urait.ru/book/nemeckiy-yazyk-dlya-gumanitarnyh-specialnostey-audio-v-ebs-433308

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Катаева А. Г., Катаев С. Д., Гандельман В. А. - НЕМЕЦКИЙ ЯЗЫК ДЛЯ ГУМАНИТАРНЫХ ВУЗОВ + АУДИОМАТЕРИАЛЫ В ЭБС 4-е изд., пер. и доп. Учебник и практикум для академического бакалавриата - М.:Издательство Юрайт - 2019 - 269с. - ISBN: 978-5-534-01265-1 - Текст электронный // ЭБС ЮРАЙТ - URL: https://urait.ru/book/nemeckiy-yazyk-dlya-gumanitarnyh-vuzov-audiomaterialy-v-ebs-431924