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Vincent Vanderheijden

Lecturer Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Vincent Vanderheijden

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DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

38065 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 900am-1100am BUR 234
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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 1230pm-200pm GEA 114
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Course Description:
German 328 is designed to help you refine your command and understanding of German grammar.  The course focuses primarily on formal accuracy, but class activities will include communicative applications of grammatical points.  German 328 is not a course in composition, conversation, or stylistics, although there are elements of such courses in German 328.  (The department offers other courses dedicated to these topics.)  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.

Texts/Readings:

-Frank E. Donahue, Deutsche Wiederholungsgrammatik (required)
-A German-English dictionary of your choice

Grading/Requirements:
Tests (4 x 20%):     80%
Participation:         20%

Tests:
Four tests will be given over the course of the semester.  Tests typically cover four or more chapters of the textbook and consist of items similar to those on the homework assignments and in-class exercises.  Each test is worth 20% of your semester grade. Because the tests are increasingly cumulative, there is no final exam in this class.

Participation:

Participation includes attendance, asking questions, answering questions, and taking part in class discussions.  Attendance is crucial.  Unexcused absences will result in poor grades for participation!  Please notify the instructor as soon as possible if it is necessary for you to be absent from class.  In accordance with UT 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.

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

38260 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 900am-1100am BUR 234
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Description:
We will continue with Code Nederlands 1 and spend the first couple of weeks on reviewing grammar issues and texts. We will then start with Code Nederlands 2 and continue work much like in Dutch 604. Toward the end of the semester we will read Marga Minco’s novel Het bittere kruid, the story of a Jewish family during the German occupation of the Netherlands in W.W. II. Students will also work on a Culture Project in Dutch. This entails creating a portfolio on a chosen topic about the Netherlands. Students may continue work on their topic from Dutch 604 or choose a new one. We will also watch several Dutch movies, among them the 1985 movie of Minco’s Het bittere kruid.


Texts/Readings:
Continued from DCH 604: Kalsbeek, A.V. and F. Kuiken Code Nederlands I
Leesboek en Oefenboek
201 Dutch Verbs
New in DCH 612: Fontein, et al. Help! 2 Kunt u mij even helpen
Code Nederlands 2 Leesboek en Oefenboek
Donaldson, Dutch Comprehensive Grammar
Reader DCH 612 containing literature


Grading/Requirements:
10 Tests 50% of final grade
Culture Project 10% of final grade
Homework 10% of final grade
1 oral interview 5% of final grade
Participation 10% of final grade
3 essays 15% of final grade

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

38385 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 100pm-300pm JES A215A
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Course Description

German 612 is an intensive intermediate German course that builds on language abilities acquired in German 506-507 (or equivalent). With a 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 – in this case, German urban culture. Each chapter focuses on a German or Austrian city, allowing students to get to know different ways of life and cultural phenomena tied to specific places. As students visit these different Stationen, they will have the opportunity to regularly reflect on the course’s two overarching and interlocking themes of identity and culture. Students will explore what these concepts mean against the backdrop of such topics as: geography, history, literature, demographics, education, media, pop culture, film, music, art, and architecture. Authentic texts representing a number of genres (especially popular film) will be used to enrich students’ developing content knowledge of the German-speaking world.

The 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. Prisca Augustyn & Nikolaus Euba (2012). Stationen: Ein Kursbuch für die Mittelstufe. Second Edition. Thomson-Heinle.
  2. Prisca Augustyn & Nikolaus Euba (2012). Student Activities Manual for Stationen: Ein Kursbuch für die Mittelstufe. Second Edition. Thomson-Heinle.

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. Structured reflections in which students reflect on learning experiences (5%)
  4. Short writing tasks with multiple drafts (20%)
  5. Three chapter tests assessing grammar and vocabulary (25%)
  6. Quizzes targeting vocabulary (10%)
  7. Final oral exam done in pairs (10%)

Opportunities for extra credit are available. There are no incompletes given in German 506.

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

38330 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 900am-1100am BUR 234
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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 100pm-300pm JES A303A
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Course Description

German 612 is an intensive intermediate German course that builds on language abilities acquired in German 506-507 (or equivalent). With a 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 – in this case, German urban culture. Each chapter focuses on a German or Austrian city, allowing students to get to know different ways of life and cultural phenomena tied to specific places. As students visit these different Stationen, they will have the opportunity to regularly reflect on the course’s two overarching and interlocking themes of identity and culture. Students will explore what these concepts mean against the backdrop of such topics as: geography, history, literature, demographics, education, media, pop culture, film, music, art, and architecture. Authentic texts representing a number of genres (especially popular film) will be used to enrich students’ developing content knowledge of the German-speaking world.

The 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. Prisca Augustyn & Nikolaus Euba (2012). Stationen: Ein Kursbuch für die Mittelstufe. Second Edition. Thomson-Heinle.
  2. Prisca Augustyn & Nikolaus Euba (2012). Student Activities Manual for Stationen: Ein Kursbuch für die Mittelstufe. Second Edition. Thomson-Heinle.

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. Structured reflections in which students reflect on learning experiences (5%)
  4. Short writing tasks with multiple drafts (20%)
  5. Three chapter tests assessing grammar and vocabulary (25%)
  6. Quizzes targeting vocabulary (10%)
  7. Final oral exam done in pairs (10%)

Opportunities for extra credit are available. There are no incompletes given in German 506.

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

37935 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 900am-1100am BUR 234
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Description:
We will continue with Code Nederlands 1 and spend the first couple of weeks on reviewing grammar issues and texts. We will then start with Code Nederlands 2 and continue work much like in Dutch 604. Toward the end of the semester we will read Marga Minco’s novel Het bittere kruid, the story of a Jewish family during the German occupation of the Netherlands in W.W. II. Students will also work on a Culture Project in Dutch. This entails creating a portfolio on a chosen topic about the Netherlands. Students may continue work on their topic from Dutch 604 or choose a new one. We will also watch several Dutch movies, among them the 1985 movie of Minco’s Het bittere kruid.


Texts/Readings:
Continued from DCH 604: Kalsbeek, A.V. and F. Kuiken Code Nederlands I
Leesboek en Oefenboek
201 Dutch Verbs
New in DCH 612: Fontein, et al. Help! 2 Kunt u mij even helpen
Code Nederlands 2 Leesboek en Oefenboek
Donaldson, Dutch Comprehensive Grammar
Reader DCH 612 containing literature


Grading/Requirements:
10 Tests 50% of final grade
Culture Project 10% of final grade
Homework 10% of final grade
1 oral interview 5% of final grade
Participation 10% of final grade
3 essays 15% of final grade

GER 328 • Advanced German Grammar

38070 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm MEZ 1.120
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Course Description:
German 328 is designed to help you refine your command and understanding of German grammar.  The course focuses primarily on formal accuracy, but class activities will include communicative applications of grammatical points.  German 328 is not a course in composition, conversation, or stylistics, although there are elements of such courses in German 328.  (The department offers other courses dedicated to these topics.)  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.

Texts/Readings:

-Frank E. Donahue, Deutsche Wiederholungsgrammatik (required)
-A German-English dictionary of your choice

Grading/Requirements:
Tests (4 x 20%):     80%
Participation:         20%

Tests:
Four tests will be given over the course of the semester.  Tests typically cover four or more chapters of the textbook and consist of items similar to those on the homework assignments and in-class exercises.  Each test is worth 20% of your semester grade. Because the tests are increasingly cumulative, there is no final exam in this class.

Participation:

Participation includes attendance, asking questions, answering questions, and taking part in class discussions.  Attendance is crucial.  Unexcused absences will result in poor grades for participation!  Please notify the instructor as soon as possible if it is necessary for you to be absent from class.  In accordance with UT 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.

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

37875 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 900am-1100am BUR 234
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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 1230pm-200pm RLM 6.120
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Course Description:
German 328 is designed to help you refine your command and understanding of German grammar.  The course focuses primarily on formal accuracy, but class activities will include communicative applications of grammatical points.  German 328 is not a course in composition, conversation, or stylistics, although there are elements of such courses in German 328.  (The department offers other courses dedicated to these topics.)  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.

Texts/Readings:

-Frank E. Donahue, Deutsche Wiederholungsgrammatik (required)
-A German-English dictionary of your choice

Grading/Requirements:
Tests (4 x 20%):     80%
Participation:         20%

Tests:
Four tests will be given over the course of the semester.  Tests typically cover four or more chapters of the textbook and consist of items similar to those on the homework assignments and in-class exercises.  Each test is worth 20% of your semester grade. Because the tests are increasingly cumulative, there is no final exam in this class.

Participation:

Participation includes attendance, asking questions, answering questions, and taking part in class discussions.  Attendance is crucial.  Unexcused absences will result in poor grades for participation!  Please notify the instructor as soon as possible if it is necessary for you to be absent from class.  In accordance with UT 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.

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

37815 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 900am-1100am BUR 234
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Description:
We will continue with Code Nederlands 1 and spend the first couple of weeks on reviewing grammar issues and texts. We will then start with Code Nederlands 2 and continue work much like in Dutch 604. Toward the end of the semester we will read Marga Minco’s novel Het bittere kruid, the story of a Jewish family during the German occupation of the Netherlands in W.W. II. Students will also work on a Culture Project in Dutch. This entails creating a portfolio on a chosen topic about the Netherlands. Students may continue work on their topic from Dutch 604 or choose a new one. We will also watch several Dutch movies, among them the 1985 movie of Minco’s Het bittere kruid.


Texts/Readings:
Continued from DCH 604: Kalsbeek, A.V. and F. Kuiken Code Nederlands I
Leesboek en Oefenboek
201 Dutch Verbs
New in DCH 612: Fontein, et al. Help! 2 Kunt u mij even helpen
Code Nederlands 2 Leesboek en Oefenboek
Donaldson, Dutch Comprehensive Grammar
Reader DCH 612 containing literature


Grading/Requirements:
10 Tests 50% of final grade
Culture Project 10% of final grade
Homework 10% of final grade
1 oral interview 5% of final grade
Participation 10% of final grade
3 essays 15% of final grade

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

37860 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 900am-1100am BUR 234
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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 1200pm-100pm PAR 304
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Course Description:
German 328 is designed to help you refine your command and understanding of German grammar.  The course focuses primarily on formal accuracy, but class activities will include communicative applications of grammatical points.  German 328 is not a course in composition, conversation, or stylistics, although there are elements of such courses in German 328.  (The department offers other courses dedicated to these topics.)  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.

Texts/Readings:

-Frank E. Donahue, Deutsche Wiederholungsgrammatik (required)
-A German-English dictionary of your choice

Grading/Requirements:
Tests (4 x 20%):     80%
Participation:         20%

Tests:
Four tests will be given over the course of the semester.  Tests typically cover four or more chapters of the textbook and consist of items similar to those on the homework assignments and in-class exercises.  Each test is worth 20% of your semester grade. Because the tests are increasingly cumulative, there is no final exam in this class.

Participation:

Participation includes attendance, asking questions, answering questions, and taking part in class discussions.  Attendance is crucial.  Unexcused absences will result in poor grades for participation!  Please notify the instructor as soon as possible if it is necessary for you to be absent from class.  In accordance with UT 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.

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

38020 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 900am-1100am BUR 337
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Description:
We will continue with Code Nederlands 1 and spend the first couple of weeks on reviewing grammar issues and texts. We will then start with Code Nederlands 2 and continue work much like in Dutch 604. Toward the end of the semester we will read Marga Minco’s novel Het bittere kruid, the story of a Jewish family during the German occupation of the Netherlands in W.W. II. Students will also work on a Culture Project in Dutch. This entails creating a portfolio on a chosen topic about the Netherlands. Students may continue work on their topic from Dutch 604 or choose a new one. We will also watch several Dutch movies, among them the 1985 movie of Minco’s Het bittere kruid.


Texts/Readings:
Continued from DCH 604: Kalsbeek, A.V. and F. Kuiken Code Nederlands I
Leesboek en Oefenboek
201 Dutch Verbs
New in DCH 612: Fontein, et al. Help! 2 Kunt u mij even helpen
Code Nederlands 2 Leesboek en Oefenboek
Donaldson, Dutch Comprehensive Grammar
Reader DCH 612 containing literature


Grading/Requirements:
10 Tests 50% of final grade
Culture Project 10% of final grade
Homework 10% of final grade
1 oral interview 5% of final grade
Participation 10% of final grade
3 essays 15% of final grade

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

37645 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 900am-1100am BUR 337
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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 1200-100pm JES A307A
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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: Deutsch: Na klar! An Introductory German Course (by Robert Di Donato), 6th Edition
  2. Deutsch: Na klar! Online Laboratory Manual, 6th Edition
  3. Deutsch: Na klar! Online Workbook, 6th Edition

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. Short writing tasks with multiple drafts (15%)
  4. Three chapter tests assessing grammar and vocabulary (25%)
  5. Reading journals (5%)
  6. Quizzes targeting vocabulary (10%)
  7. 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 612 (i.e., a C- is not a passing grade).

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

38235 • Fall 2009
Meets M 200pm-400pm RAS 215
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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 1000-1200 CBA 4.336
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Description:
We will continue with Code Nederlands 1 and spend the first couple of weeks on reviewing grammar issues and texts. We will then start with Code Nederlands 2 and continue work much like in Dutch 604. Toward the end of the semester we will read Marga Minco’s novel Het bittere kruid, the story of a Jewish family during the German occupation of the Netherlands in W.W. II. Students will also work on a Culture Project in Dutch. This entails creating a portfolio on a chosen topic about the Netherlands. Students may continue work on their topic from Dutch 604 or choose a new one. We will also watch several Dutch movies, among them the 1985 movie of Minco’s Het bittere kruid.


Texts/Readings:
Continued from DCH 604: Kalsbeek, A.V. and F. Kuiken Code Nederlands I
Leesboek en Oefenboek
201 Dutch Verbs
New in DCH 612: Fontein, et al. Help! 2 Kunt u mij even helpen
Code Nederlands 2 Leesboek en Oefenboek
Donaldson, Dutch Comprehensive Grammar
Reader DCH 612 containing literature


Grading/Requirements:
10 Tests 50% of final grade
Culture Project 10% of final grade
Homework 10% of final grade
1 oral interview 5% of final grade
Participation 10% of final grade
3 essays 15% of final grade

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