German 201 – Bridges

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Course Documents

Course Syllabus  ← Red means it’s a link. FYI.

Phrasen im Klassenzimmer – phrases for interaction in German class


Next Composition Assignment

Biographische Informationen für Pfefferhausen-Webseite – Print out for your reference. Due Tuesday, September 22.


Woche 1

Mittwoch – 23.8.

In class:syllabusMatrix

  • Herzlich Wilkommen!
  • Syllabus

Homework / Reminders

  • Read: Course Syllabus (Available here– read carefully!)
  • Click: Visit Quizlet from this link, join our class.
  • Review: Kontakte, Sections 8.1 & 8.2, S. 291-292, and re-familiarize yourself with the vocabulary from Chapter 8

Freitag – 25.8.

Apple TartIn class:

  • Essen und Trinken!
  • Adjectives!

Homework / Reminders

  • Read: Sections 8.1 & 8.2, S. 291-292, carefully!
  • Join ConnectPlus.
  • CompleteConnect: Assignment 8-1
  • Review: Sections 8.1 & 8.2, S. 291-292 – again!

Woche 2

Montag – 28.8.

In class:Koch AG

  • Musik
  • Einkaufen und Kochen!
  • Essen und trinken!
  • Adjectives in the nominative & accusative cases

Homework / Reminders

  • Review Chapter 8, List 1 & 2 Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Friday 9/4.

Dienstag – 1.9.

StadtplanIn class:

  • Introduction to Alternate Reality Project, Buckman 103

Homework / Reminders

  • Review: Sections 8.1 & 8.2, S. 291-292 – yes, again!
  • Connect: Assignment 8-2
  • Preview: Section 8.3, S. 293-295
  • Review Chapter 8, List 1 & 2 Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Friday 9/4.

Mittwoch – 30.8.

wechsel2In class:

  • Destination vs. Location
  • Adjectives in the dative case

Homework / Reminders

  • Read: Section 8.3, & 8.4 S. 293-295, 297
  • Connect: Assignment 8-3
  • (P)review: Sections 8.4 & 8.5, S. 297, 298
  • Review Chapter 8, List 1 & 2 Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz tomorrow.

Freitag – 1.9.

haushaltgeraeteIn class:

  • Vocab Quiz (Lists 1 & 2)
  • Haushaltsgeräte
  • Was brauchen Sie dazu?
  • Destination vs. Location (Üb. 6)
  • Im Restaurant

Homework / Reminders (For Tuesday)


Grammatical focus: TBA


Woche 3

Montag – 4.9.

In class:

  • KEIN UNTERRICHT HEUTE – LABOR DAY

Homework / Reminders

  • If you haven’t done it already – Alternative Reality Project: Mission 1 and Connect: Assignment 8-4
  • Get the jump on chapter 9: Select your 5 vocab words to go on the lists for Chapter 9 quizzes.
  • Tuesday 9/8: 6:00 p.m. in the Language Center – German Study Abroad Info Session – FREE PIZZA! Kultur-Portfolio, “Group Activity” category.

Dienstag – 5.9.

infoabendIn class:

  • Alternate Reality Project – TBA

Homework / Reminders (for Wednesday)

  • Connect: Assignment 8-5 and choose 5 vocab words to go on the lists for Chapter 9 quizzes
  • Review Chapter 8.
  • Study Abroad Info-Abend (Kultur-Portfolio, Group Activity)
  • Note: Test Wednesday is just for a homework grade.
  • Preview: Sections 9.1 & 9.2., S. 325-7.

Mittwoch – 6.9.

kindheit

In class:

  • Chapter 8 Practice Test
  • Kindheit
  • Conjunction als

Homework / Reminders

  • Read: Section 9.1, S. 325
  • Complete: Connect: Assignment 9-1
  • Preview: Section 9.2, S. 325-327
  • Start Chapter 9, List 1 Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Monday, 9/14. Keep learning simple past and past participle verb forms.

Freitag – 8.9.

modalsIn class:

  • Musik des Tages
  • Jugend
  • werden, modal verbs, wissen in the simple past tense

Homework / Reminders

  • Review: Section 9.1, S. 325
  • Read: Section 9.2., S. 325-7
  • Complete: Connect, Assignment 9-2
  • Preview: Section 9.3, S. 328
  • Learn: Chapter 9 List 1 Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Monday, 9/14. Keep learning simple past and past participle verb forms.

Woche 4

Montag – 11.9.

In class:

  • Vocab Quiz, List 1
  • werden, modal verbs, wissen in the simple past tense
  • als, wenn, wann

Homework / Reminders

  • Complete business registration form handed out last Tuesday. Bring to class.
  • IMPORTANT: Bring a laptop or tablet to class on Tuesday.

Dienstag – 12.9.

In class:

Homework / Reminders

  • Review: Sections 9.1 & 9.2., S. 325-7
  • Read: Section 9.3, S. 328
  • Complete: Connect, Assignment 9-3
  • Learn: Chapter 9, List 2 Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Friday. Keep learning simple past and past participle verb forms.
  • Preview: Section 9.4, S. 330-31

Mittwoch – 13.9.

In class:

Homework / Reminders

  • Review: Section 9.3, S. 328
  • Read: Section 9.4, S. 330-1
  • Complete: Connect, Assignment 9-4
  • Learn: Chapter 9, List 2 Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Friday, 9/18. Keep learning simple past and past participle verb forms.

Freitag – 15.9.

In class:

  • Musik des Tages
  • Vocab Quiz, List 2
  • Märchen vocabulary
  • Simple past: strong & weak

Homework / Reminders

  • Review: Section 9.4, S. 330-1
  • Learn: Chapter 9 Verbs (Perfekt aka conversational past + Präteritum aka simple past forms) at Quizlet. Next Vocab Quiz Wednesday 9/23. It will be over Lists 1 and 2 + the verbs.

Woche 5

Montag – 18.9.

MaerchendeckIn class:

Homework / Reminders

  • Complete Biographische Informationen, bring to class Tuesday.
  • Learn: Chapter 9 Verbs (Perfekt aka conversational past + Präteritum aka simple past forms) at Quizlet. Next Vocab Quiz Wednesday. It will be over Lists 1 and 2 + the verbs.
  • Kultur! – Yoga auf Deutsch! im LLC, 4:30p.m. Thursday

Dienstag – 19.9.

isarparkIn class:

  • Alternate Reality Project
  • Turn in “Professionelle Biographie”

Homework / Reminders

  • Complete:  Connect, Assignment 9-6
  • Learn: Chapter 9 Verbs (Perfekt aka conversational past + Präteritum aka simple past forms) at Quizlet. Next Vocab Quiz tomorrow. It will be over Lists 1 and 2 + the verbs.
  • Kultur! – Yoga auf Deutsch! im LLC, 4:30p.m. Thursday

Mittwoch – 20.9.

wiederholung (1)In class:

Homework / Reminders

  • Lernen Sie für die Prüfung! – Do review exercises on Connect. Review “blue page” exercises from Kontakte, drill vocabulary with classmates and/or on Quizlet, study the “Situationen” and vocabulary displays in the book, etc. Know your past tense verb forms.
  • Get the jump on Chapter 10 by adding 5 terms with pictures to the class vocabulary list. The sooner you add them, the less time you’ll have to spend making sure you don’t repeat someone else’s entries.
  • Kultur! – Yoga auf Deutsch! im LLC, 4:30p.m. Thursday

Freitag – 22.9.

Achtung-PruefungIn class:

  • Prüfung, Kapitel 9

Homework / Reminders

  • Vocab, Chapter 10: Add 5 terms with pictures to the class vocabulary list.
  • Preview: Section 10.1, S. 360-1

Woche 6

Montag – 25.9.

Urlaub1In class:

Homework / Reminders

  • Complete: “Unser Angebot” page on Pfefferhausen website, publish product / price list
  • Learn: Chapter 10 List 1, Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Monday 10/5. Keep learning simple past + past participles. You will see them again on the next test.

webseitenDienstag – 26.9.

In class:

  • Alternate Reality Project

Homework / Reminders

  • Read: Section 10.1, S. 360-1
  • Complete: Connect, Assignment 10-1
  • Learn: Chapter 10 List 1, Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Monday 10/5. Keep learning simple past + past participles. You will see them again on the next chapter test.

Mittwoch – 27.9.

hotelberlinIn class:

Homework / Reminders

  • Read: Section 10.1, S. 360-1
  • Complete: Connect, Assignment 10-2
  • Preview: Sections 10.2 and 10.3, S. 362-3, 364
  • Learn: Chapter 10 List 1, Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Monday 10/5. Keep learning simple past + past participles. You will see them again on the next test.

Freitag – 29.9.

In class:

  • KEIN UNTERRICHT HEUTE – PROF. B IST AUF EINER KONFERENZ IN DC

Homework / Reminders

  • Learn: Chapter 10 List 1, Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Monday 10/5. Keep learning simple past + past participles. You will see them again on the next test.

Woche 7

Montag – 2.10.

nachdemwegIn class:

  • Musik des Tages
  • Imperative + (Üb. 3)
  • Nach dem Weg fragen
  • Directions: an…vorbei, etc (Üb. 6)

Homework / Reminders

  • Read: Section 10.2, S. 362-3
  • Preview: Section 10.3, S. 364
  • Complete: Mission 5 Blog post “Grand Opening”
  • Learn: Chapter 10 List 1, Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Wednesday 10/7. Keep learning simple past + past participles. You will see them again on the next test.

Dienstag – 3.10.

In class:

  • Alternate Reality Project

Homework / Reminders

  • Review: Section 10.2, S. 362-3
  • Read: Section 10.3, S. 364
  • Complete: Connect, Assignment 10-3
  • Preview: Section 10.4, S. 365-6

Stadtplan2Mittwoch – 4.10.

In class:

  • Musik des Tages
  • Vocab Quiz, List 1
  • Directions: an…vorbei, etc
  • Subjunctive of modals

Homework / Reminders

  • Review: Section 10.3, S. 364
  • Read: Section 10.4, S. 365-6
  • Complete: Connect, Assignment 10-4
  • Learn: Chapter 10 List 2, Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Monday 10/12. Keep learning simple past + past participles. You will see them again on the next test.

Strandkorb-4Freitag – 6.10.

In class:

Homework / Reminders

  • Review: Section 10.3, S. 364 + 10.4, S. 365-6
  • Kulturportfolio – Due Monday!! (You need to have done at least two of the activities on the checklist in your log, and log them properly.)
  • Preview: Section 10.5, S. 367-8
  • Learn: Chapter 10 List 2, Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Monday 10/12. Keep learning simple past + past participles. You will see them again on the next test.

Woche 8

giraffenMontag – 9.10.

In class:

  • Vocab quiz, List 2
  • Turn in Kultur-Portfolio
  • Musik des Tages
  • Tiere
  • Passive voice (Üb. 10)
  • Tiere in Sprichwörtern

Homework / Reminders

  • Review: Section 10.3, S. 364 + 10.4, S. 365-6
  • Preview: Section 10.5, S. 367-8
  • Learn: Chapter 10 List 1 & 2, Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Friday 10/16. Keep learning simple past + past participles. You will see them again on the next test.

Dienstag – 10.10.

In class:

  • Alternate Reality Project

Homework / Reminders

  • Complete: Connect, Assignment 10-5
  • Learn: Chapter 10 List 1 & 2, Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Friday 10/16. Keep learning simple past + past participles. You will see them again on the next test.

Mittwoch – 11.10.

In class:

Homework / Reminders

  • Complete: Connect, Assignment 10-6
  • Learn: Chapter 10 List 1 & 2, Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Friday 10/16. Keep learning simple past + past participles. You will see them again on the next test.
  • Kapitel 10 – Review for upcoming test.

Freitag – 13.10.

In class:

  • Vocab Quiz, Lists 1 & 2
  • Musik des Tages
  • Passive voice (Üb. 9)
  • Kapitel 10, Wiederholung

Homework / Reminders

  • Lernen Sie für die Prüfung! – Do review exercises on Connect. Review homework papers from Kontakte, drill vocabulary and verb tenses with classmates and/or on Quizlet, study the “Situationen” and vocabulary displays in the book, etc.

Woche 9

Montag – 16.10.

In class:

  • KEIN UNTERRICHT HEUTE – HERBSTFERIEN!

Homework / Reminders

  • Lernen Sie für die Prüfung! – Do review exercises on Connect. Review homework papers from Kontakte, drill vocabulary and verb tenses with classmates and/or on Quizlet, study the “Situationen” and vocabulary displays in the book, etc.

Dienstag – 17.10.

In class:

  • KEIN UNTERRICHT HEUTE – HERBSTFERIEN!

Homework / Reminders

  • Lernen Sie für die Prüfung! – Do review exercises on Connect. Review homework papers from Kontakte, drill vocabulary and verb tenses with classmates and/or on Quizlet, study the “Situationen” and vocabulary displays in the book, etc.

Mittwoch – 18.10.

In class:

  • Kapitel 10, Prüfung

Homework / Reminders


Freitag – 20.10.

In class:

  • Musik des Tages
  • Krankheit
  • Accusative reflexive pronouns
  • Phrasen mit Reflexivpronomen
  • Was tut dir weh?

Homework / Reminders

  • Connect, Assignment 11-1
  • Read: Section 11.1 S. 393
  • Preview: Section 11.2, S. 394
  • Learn – Chapter 11 List 1, Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Friday 10/30. Keep learning simple past + past participles. Don’t think you won’t see them again on the next test.

Woche 10

Montag – 23.10.

In class:

Homework / Reminders

  • Review: Section 11.1 S. 393
  • Read: Section 11.2, S. 394
  • Complete: Connect, Assignment 11-2
  • Preview: Section 11.3, S. 395
  • Learn – Chapter 11 List 1, Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Friday 10/30. Keep learning simple past + past participles. Don’t think you won’t see them again on the next test.

Dienstag – 24.10.

In class:

  • Alternate Reality Project

Homework / Reminders


Mittwoch – 25.10.

In class:

  • Musik des Tages
  • Körperteile und Körperpflege
  • Accusative & dative reflexive pronouns
  • Hausmittel

Homework / Reminders

  • Learn – Chapter 11 List 1, Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Friday 10/30. Keep learning simple past + past participles. Don’t think you won’t see them again on the next test.

Freitag – 27.10.

In class:

  • Vocab Quiz, List 1
  • Word order: accusative & dative pronouns
  • Phrasen mit Reflexivpronomen

Homework / Reminders

  • Review: Section 11.1 and 1.2, S. 393, 394
  • Read: Section 11.3, S. 395
  • Complete: Connect, Assignment 11-3
  • Preview: Section 11.4, S. 396-7
  • Learn – Chapter 11 List 2, Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Wednesday, 11/4. Keep learning simple past + past participles. Don’t think you won’t see them again on the next test.

Woche 11

Montag – 30.10.

In class:

  • Arzt, Apotheke, Krankenhaus
  • Wissen Sie, wo…?
  • Unfälle

Homework / Reminders

  • Read: Section 11.4, S. 396-7
  • Complete: Connect, Assignment 11-4
  • Preview: Section. 11.5, S. 397-8
  • Learn – Chapter 11 List 2, Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Wednesday, 11/4. Keep learning simple past + past participles. Don’t think you won’t see them again on the next test.

Dienstag – 31.10.

In class:

  • Alternate Reality Project

Homework / Reminders

  • Learn – Chapter 11 List 2, Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Wednesday, 11/4. Keep learning simple past + past participles. Don’t think you won’t see them again on the next test.

Mittwoch – 1.11.

In class:

  • Vocab Quiz, List 2

Homework / Reminders

  • Learn – Chapter 11 Lists 1 & 2, Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Wednesday, 11/11. Keep learning simple past + past participles. Don’t think you won’t see them again on the next test.

Freitag 3.11.

In class:

KEIN UNTERRICHT HEUTE – PROF. B IST VERREIST.

Homework / Reminders

  • Learn – Chapter 11 Lists 1 & 2, Vocab at Quizlet. Next Vocab quiz on Wednesday, 11/11. Keep learning simple past + past participles. Don’t think you won’t see them again on the next test.

Woche 12

Montag – 6.11.

In class:

  • Word order: dependent and independent clauses
  • Konversationen

Homework / Reminders

  • Complete: Corrections on “Biographische Informationen” + New blog post (free topic) of 15+ words + make recommended website changes

Dienstag – 7.11.

In class:

  • AR Projekt

Homework / Reminders

  • Read: Section 11.5, S. 397-8
  • Complete: Connect, Assignment 11-5

Mittwoch – 8.11.

In class:

  • Vocab Quiz, Lists 1 & 2
  • Konversationen

Homework / Reminders

  • Kulturportfolio – Due Monday (NOT FRIDAY) !! (You need to have done at least two of the listed activities  since the last turn-in date – a total of four so far – and log them properly.)

Freitag – 10.11.

In class:

  • Turn in Kultur-Portfolio
  • Kapitel 11 Wiederholung

Homework / Reminders

  • Connect, Assignment 11-6
  • Lernen Sie für die Prüfung! – Do review exercises on Connect. Review homework papers from Kontakte, drill vocabulary and verb tenses with classmates and/or on Quizlet, study the “Situationen” and vocabulary displays in the book, etc.

Woche 13

Montag – 13.11.

In class:

  • Kapitel 11 Prüfung

Homework / Reminders


Dienstag – 14.11.

In class:

  • AR Projekt

Homework / Reminders


Mittwoch – 15.11.

In class:

  • KEIN UNTERRICHT HEUTE – PROF. B IST AUF EINER KONFERENZ.

Homework / Reminders


Freitag – 17.11.

In class:

  • KEIN UNTERRICHT HEUTE – PROF. B IST AUF EINER KONFERENZ.

Homework / Reminders



Woche 14

Montag – 20.11

In class:

  • Genitiv
  • Was machst du in den Ferien?
  • Familie, Ehe, Partnerschaft

Homework / Reminders

  • CompleteConnect: Assignment 6-1

Dienstag, 21. Nov – Freitag, 24. Nov

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

Homework / Reminders

  • CompleteConnect: Assignment 6-1

Woche 15

Montag – 27.11.

Weihnachtsschokofest15In class:

  • Genitiv
  • Konjunktiv – würde / wäre / hätte

Homework / Reminders

  • CompleteConnect: Assignment 6-2
  • Weihnachtsschokofest! (Kultur: group event or spoken German)

Dienstag – 28.11.

In class:Weihnachtsschokofest15

  • Work on Pfefferhausen websites and videos on your own.

Homework / Reminders

  • CompleteConnect: Assignment 6-2
  • Complete Haifischtank (“shark tank”) video for your Pfefferhausen business for next Tuesday (12/8). Correct and complete all items on the Pfefferhausen checklist. Your website will be graded on how professional it looks and the correctness of your German.
  • Weihnachtsschokofest! (Kultur: group event or spoken German, 6:00p.m. Language Center)

Mittwoch – 29.11.

In class:

  • Musik des Tages (Let it Go – auf Deutsch!)
  • Genitiv
  • Konjunktiv
  • um/zu + causality

Homework / Reminders

  • CompleteConnect Assignment 6-3

Freitag – 1.12.

In class:

  • Konjunktiv – würde / wäre / hätte
  • Ideal!
  • Was wäre, wenn…

Homework / Reminders


Woche 16

Montag – 4.12.

In class:

  • Case / Sentence Structure, summary review
  • Causality
  • Konjunktiv

Homework / Reminders

  • Review exercises on Connect.
  • Complete Haifischtank (“shark tank”) video for your Pfefferhausen business. Correct and complete all items on the Pfefferhausen checklist. Your website will be graded on how professional it looks and the correctness of your German.

Dienstag – 5.12.

In class:

Homework / Reminders

  • Kulturportfolio – Due Wednesday!! (You need to have done all six of the activities on the checklist in your log, and log them properly – plus complete the summary questions at the end.)

Mittwoch – 6.12.

In class:

  • Schedule oral final
  • Conversation practice
  • Final study guide
  • Turn in Kultur-Portfolio

Homework / Reminders


FINALS

Oral final – as scheduled

Schlußprüfung – Tuesday, Dec. 15, 8:30a.m. in our classroom, Buckman 103