|Name||Practical German Course|
|Status||Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice|
|Level and type||Undergraduate Studies, Professional|
|Field of study||Languages|
|Academic staff||Larisa Iļinska, Irīna Romanova, Ilze Siliņa, Larisa Rozenberga, Kristīne Simsone|
|Credit points||6.0 (9.0 ECTS)|
Pronunciation, reading and grammar, idioms and vocabulary. Classes are conducted in the respective foreign language..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
|The aim of the course is active linguistic communication and integration and development of the following competences: 1) reading and oral communication skills in a situational monologue, dialogue, interpretive retelling on everyday topics; 2) written skills and competences, producing dialogues, monologues, conducting personal correspondence, CV; 3) listening skills working with study materials and elementary authentic texts; 4) study of the fundamentals of German grammar using systematic study methods.|
Students are able to read and comprehend the content of monologues, dialogues, elementary and lower intermediate texts on general subjects. - Assessment: home tasks, tests, exam (text 1,500 pr. signs, 10 problem oriented tasks, 20 min) .
Students are able to comprehend the gist of authentic audio/video records of dialogues/monologues on topical everyday issues. - Assessment: tests, interviews, exam (2 min long audio record, 8-10 tasks, 10 min).
Students are able to communicate fluently and spontaneously, initiate a dialogue, negotiations, short discussions, as well as interpret the contents of a short text on topical everyday issues. - Assessment: home tasks, tests, exam (5-8 speaking topics).
Students are able to model a short, detailed monologue, dialogue, logically express their opinion using relevant phrases, and idioms. - Assessment: tests, exam (30 multiple choice questions). Evaluation: tests – tested/not tested; exam – mark according to 10 grade scale .
Students are able to write a short letter, congratulation using the relevant vocabulary, grammatical constructions and punctuation correctly. - Assessment: home tasks, exam (short letter 50-80 words) .
|Course prerequisites||no preliminary knowledge|