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Survival German for the Chinese Visitor


Course no.: 03-01-EXC-13051-A /B

 

Survival German for the Chinese Visitor

 

The course is designed to give students a chance to immerse themselves in a German environment through bits and pieces of aspects of life in Germany. Learning elementary German is interwoven into each learning section. The range of topics is a broad mix of everyday topics, academic research, and the particulars of student life in Germany.

 

Purpose:

  • Develop curiosity and confidence about German culture.
  • Get a feeling for relevant and fun aspects of German language.
  • Get to know German concepts about life and cooperation.
  • Be familiar with a range of typical German behaviour patterns, and ways to respond to new cultural standards.
  • Develop the ability to make sensible choices about studying German.
  • Develop coping strategies when studying abroad.

 

Session

Class A & B Date
(Tue/Fri)

Time

Venue

Contents

1

27 Sep (Fri)

Class A:
14:30-17:00

Class B:
17:30-20:00

Class A & Class B:

S209

Make-up Class for Class B on 18 Oct:

P303

Who are the Germans? A brief tour through German history, its landscapes and the different personalities of people by regions – learning about different ways of greeting, characteristics of small talk

2

4 Oct (Fri)

(Class B is Cancelled. Details of class re-scheduling will be announced later.)

Food - Bread, potatoes, sausages and beer, “Kaffee und Kuchen” – How to enjoy German food and verbally name and order what you’d like to try out

3

8 Oct (Tue)

(Class B is Cancelled. Details of class re-scheduling will be announced later.)

Literature: Dragon Stories – Diversity – Expanding every day experience with a part of traditional literature. Finding out about adjectives describing emotions through the means of a fairy tale in a rural setting with animals as main characters

4

15 Oct (Tue)

SmartAssing – “I’m correcting you for your own benefit” - the spoken word, it’s face value and the benefit Germans intend with this national hobby

Make-up Class for Class B

18 Oct (Fri)

*Make-up class for Class B*

 

5

29 Oct (Tue)

Sports – “Auf die Plätze, fertig, los!” - putting activities into words, phrases and sentences

6

12 Nov (Tue)

A typical day in the life of student Andreas – Finding out about differences in lifestyle, accompanying an ordinary day with new experiences and words

7

19 Nov (Tue)

Ossis and Wessis – the never ending story of “Us and Them”  – verbal differences in action

8

22 Nov (Fri)

Friendships and dating – expectations, options and unwritten rules – communicating in an environment that takes the spoken word literally  and showing the basic values underlying personal interactions in Germany

Language

English

Quota

32

Instructor 

Mr Holger JUENGLING
Instructor at Department of English of PolyU

 

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