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German – deutsch

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The German Program

The following German courses are offered as part of the German program:

First semester
German 101 German I (5 units)

This course is the first semester of German. This elementary level course is a study of the German language and German-speaking cultures with emphasis on the development of communicative skills and basic structures through listening, speaking, reading and writing. No previous experience in German is required. In German 101 we will cover the first five chapters of the free online textbook Willkommen Deutsch für alle (Einheiten 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Second semester
German 102 German II (5 units)

This course is the second semester of German. This elementary level course is a study of the German language and German-speaking cultures with continued emphasis on the development of communicative skills and basic structures through listening, speaking, reading and writing. This course will cover the second half of the free online textbook Willkommen Deutsch für alle (Einheiten 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10).

Third semester
German 201 German III (5 units)

German 201 is the third semester of German. This intermediate level course is a study of the German language and German-speaking cultures, focusing on intermediate level structures and readings of culturally relevant authentic materials. Emphasis is on developing oral, listening, reading and writing skills in order to acquire proficiency in German. Class is conducted in German with a free textbook / resources.

Fourth semester
German 202 German IV (5 units)

This course is the fourth semester of German. This intermediate level course is study of the German language and of special topics on the culture of the German speaking world. Emphasis is on further development of cross-cultural awareness, as well as the development of oral, listening, reading and writing skills in order to improve communicative competence in German. Class is conducted in German with a free textbook / resources.

The above classes are part of the AA degree and Certificate of Achievement in German.

For more information, please contact Prof. Manneh.

Third or fourth semester (not part of the AA degree or Certificate):  

German 225 German Reading and Conversation (3 units) (prerequisite: GERM 102)

An intermediate-level study of the German language and culture. Focus is on spoken language with readings of cultural material serving as a basis for discussion. Course is taught in German with a free textbook / resources.

German course offerings Spring 2021:

(In the online schedule you find a second line per class call “LAB” or “TBA”.  Each of our classes has a language lab requirement of 16 hours which are automatically integrated into your class. Although it shows up in the schedule as a separate line, you do not enroll for it separately. For the online classes, the lab portion is online as well, so you do not need to come to campus for any part of an online course!)

Due to COVID19, all classes will be fully online (no on-campus meetings). 

There will be two OPTIONAL Zoom meetings for each class per week. Because these are optional, you can choose to attend the Zoom meetings or not. If you cannot attend any / all/ some Zoom meetings, you do alternative assignments in Canvas. You can choose each day and week whether you would like to attend or not. This means that this class is an asynchronous, hyflex class.

GERM 101 – Online: OPTIONAL Zoom meetings on Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am and Thursdays 5:30 – 7:00 pm.
GERM 102 – Online: OPTIONAL Zoom meetings on Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 pm and Thursdays 10-11:30 am.
GERM 202 – Online: OPTIONAL Zoom meetings on Mondays, 5:30 – 7:00 pm and Wednesdays 10-11:30 am.

Textbooks for German: All-Zero Cost (OER)!

All course materials will be provided at no cost to the student.

In German 101 and 102, we are using the textbook “Willkommen Deutsch für alle“.

In German 201 and 202, we are using “Wolkenkratzer” and other resources, mainly from the Deutsche Welle website.

For writing the Umlaute, I recommend to use typeit.

Degree and Certificate Program AA in German

German course requirements:

•German 101*  (5 units)
•German 102*  (5 units)
•German 201    (5 units)
•German 202    (5 units)
*For students who have NOT taken German 101 or 102 at Palomar, it may be possible to use Credit by Exam to meet these requirements. Students who have already taken the required courses may apply for the degree at any time. If you are interested in the degree or certificate, please talk to Prof. Manneh and/ or meet with your counselor as soon as possible.  Here is some more information on the AA degree and Certificate in German.

Why learn German?

Eins.  With 100 million native speakers, German is the most commonly-spoken language in Europe. Around the world, 15.4 million people learn German as a foreign language (Germany Info).

Zwei.  German opens doors. Education, finance, career, travel, heritage and personal enjoyment are some of the areas enriched by the study of German. Germany offers more scholarships for international students than any other country and – tuition is free!  Germany is one of the most important trading partners of the United States. German companies, such as Adidas, BASF, Bayer, Bosch, Lufthansa, SAP, Siemens, T-Mobile or Volkswagen account for 800,000 jobs in the US (making them the third largest group of foreign employers in the country), and US companies have created approximately the same number of jobs in Germany. Knowing German can boost your annual salary in the US by 4%, in Europe by even more (Goethe-Institut).

 Drei. German is the language of many great philosophers, writers, artists, scientists and composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Einstein, Marx and Nietzsche. 92 Nobel prices have gone to German-speaking thinkers, and German and Austrian filmmakers have shaped the history of Hollywood (Boston University). 

 Vier. English is a Germanic language, and many of the most common words are almost the same in English and German. Many German grammar points are similar in English, and most sounds are the same as in English as well. Similar culture, values, food and drink also make learning German both easy and fun (Fluentu).

Do you have any questions on scholarships, connections with German speakers in the San Diego area, or other aspects of learning German? Please contact Prof. Manneh!

Faculty and program coordinator:

Prof. Beatrice Manneh
(760)744-1150 ext. 2398
bmanneh@palomar.edu

World Languages Resource Center

WLRC

In continuation of our efforts to minimize and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), all classes will be conducted remotely. Students with questions about their online class can contact their instructor.

Have questions about Transparent Language? Please contact Judith Marquez.

Need Tutoring? Tutoring for French, Japanese, German, Spanish and Italian is available online! Enroll in the Canvas Online Tutoring Course. Once you enroll in the course, you will be able to access the course and the tutors from your Canvas Dashboard.

Tutoring Schedule 

TutorMONTUEWEDTHUFRI
Faith: French10:00-11:00am10:00-11:00am
Rania: Japanese12:30-1:30pm12:30-1:30pm
Clayton: German11:30am-12:30pm11:30am-12:30pm
Judith: Spanish (SPAN 101 ONLY)3:00-5:00pm3:00-5:00pm9:30am-12:30pm9:30am 12:30pm
Elena: Italian12:00-1:00pm4:00-5:00pm

Location: San Marcos Campus H-125 | (760) 744-1150  ext. 2564

Important links for the WLRC

Resources Catalog for World Languages 

Transparent Language Software

VHL Vistas Supersite

Using the World Languages Resource Center

The World Languages Resource Center (WLRC) offers materials and resources to help students learn and practice the languages they are studying.  Resources available include tutoring, computer software, audio activities, films, instructional videos, dictionaries, texts and other study aids.

Students enrolled in a 5-unit language class, such as Spanish 101 or Japanese 101, are required to do 16 hours of lab assignments over the course of the semester in the World Languages Resource Center.  Students work independently to complete the language assignments designated by their instructor.  Assignments may include the use of listening activities, videos, language software, or completing web-based activities.

Students’ progress is tracked throughout the semester and a report of the time and work completed is forwarded to the instructor.  Students are encouraged to use their Palomar Identification Card (PIC) to borrow materials.

The World Languages Resource Center is located on the San Marcos campus in the Humanities building, first floor in room H-125.

World Languages Tutoring

Enrollment in subject area is required. Visit the WLRC to make an appointment.  At times, walk-in visits may be available.

Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish

Staff Information

Judith Márquez, Instructional Support Assistant
jmarquez@palomar.edu
(760) 744-1150  ext. 2564
Office: H-125B

Orientation video for students using the WLRC

Spanish – español

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The Spanish Program

The World Languages Department offers a variety of Spanish courses that can be taken in different formats.  Courses are offered on campus, online, on television and in study abroad trips.

First semester Spanish
Span 101  Spanish I  (5 units)
Span 101A  Spanish IA  (3 units)
Span 101B  Spanish IB  (3 units)

Second semester Spanish
Span 102  Spanish II  (5 units)

Third semester Spanish
Span 201  Spanish III  (5 units)
Span 211 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I  (5 units)

Fourth semester Spanish
Span 202  Spanish IV  (5 units)
Span 212 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II  (5 units)
Span 235  Spanish Writing and Conversation  (3 units)

Degree and Certificate Program AA-T in Spanish – Course Requirements

In addition to the general education courses required, the following five (5) courses in Spanish are required:

•Spanish 101*  (5 units)
•Spanish 102*  (5 units)
•Spanish 201    (5 units)    or    Spanish 211  Spanish for Heritage Speakers (5 units)
•Spanish 202    (5 units)    or    Spanish 212  Spanish for Heritage Speakers (5 units)
•Spanish 235    (3 units)

*For students who have NOT taken Spanish 101 or 102 at Palomar, it may be possible to use Credit by Exam to meet these requirements. Students who have already taken the required courses may apply for the degree beginning in Fall 2016.

The AA-T in Spanish is a degree offered by the college. The “T” indicates that students who receive this degree may use this as a way to help them transfer to a 4-year university. This degree requires majoring in Spanish and completing the other GE unit requirements.

The Certificate of Achievement in Spanish requires only the completion of the five Spanish courses (or accepted substitutions).

There are many reasons why students should consider receiving an AA-T or Certificate of Achievement in Spanish.  If you are interested in the degree or certificate, please meet with your counselor as soon as possible.

Faculty and program coordinators:

Dr. Kathleen Sheahan
ksheahan@palomar.edu
(760) 744-1150 ext. 3268

Prof. Carlos Pedroza
cpedroza@palomar.edu
(760)744-1150 ext. 2260

Dr. Elena Villa Fernández de Castro
evillafernandezdecastro@palomar.edu
(760) 744-1150 ext. 3263
Office H-202g

Dr. Adriana Guillen
aguillen@palomar.edu
(760) 744-1150 ext. 2388
Office H-201a

Dr. Scott Nelson
snelson@palomar.edu
(760) 744-1150 ext. 3262
Office H-201c

Italian – Italiano

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The World Languages Department offers the following Italian courses:

Students who complete the following courses may earn a Certificate or AA degree in Italian. Courses are offered face-to-face and online.

ITAL 101 Italian I (5 units)

This course is the first semester of Italian. This elementary level course is a study of the Italian language and Italian-speaking cultures, with emphasis on the development of communicative skills and basic structures. Course combines in-class instruction and practice with self-paced study in the World Languages Resource Center. This beginning level course is for students with no previous coursework in Italian.

(Download a free copy of Welcome to Italian 101!)

ITAL 102 Italian II (5 units)

This course is the second semester of Italian. This elementary level course is a study of the Italian language and Italian-speaking cultures, with emphasis on the development of communicative skills and basic structures. Course combines in-class instruction and practice with self-paces study in the World Languages Resource Center. This beginning-level course is for students with at least one previous semester in Italian.

(Download a free copy of Welcome to Italian 102!)

ITAL 201 Italian III (5 units)

This course is the third semester of Italian. This intermediate level course is a study of the Italian language and Italian-speaking cultures, focusing on intermediate-level structures of culturally relevant authentic materials. Emphasis is on developing oral, listening, reading and writing skills in order to acquire proficiency in Italian. Course combines in-class instruction and practice with self-paces study in the World Languages Resource Center. Class is conducted in Italian.

ITAL 202 Italian IV (5 units)

Fourth semester of Italian. A continued study of the Italian language and culture, focusing on the refined use of intermediate-level structures and readings of culturally relevant authentic materials. Emphasis is on the expansion of cross-cultural awareness, as well as, the development of language skills in order to acquire communicative competence in Italian. Teaches culture and facilitates language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Interacts with more sophisticated authentic language in context. Conducted in Italian.

 

Italian course offerings (Spring 2021/Summer 2021):

Spring 2021:

ITAL 101 – Online (No on campus meetings)
ITAL 102 – Online (No on campus meetings)
ITAL 201 – Online Fast Track One (No on campus meetings)
ITAL 202 – Online Fast Track Two (No on campus meetings)

Summer 2021:

ITAL 101 – Online (No on campus meetings)

Fall 2021:

TBA

 

Zero cost textbooks for Italian

Italian is a zero cost textbook program! That means that all course materials will be provided for free for all Italian courses!

Italian 101 and 102 use a zero cost textbook created by the course instructor.

(Download a free copy of Welcome to Italian 101!)

(Download a free copy of Welcome to Italian 102!)

This means that all required materials are free for students enrolled in these classes. All course materials will be provided electronically through the course Canvas page.

Italian 201 and 202 use zero cost resources. All materials will be provided free of charge by the course instructor through the course Canvas page.

 

Degree and Certificate Program AA in Italian

The degree will provide required course work for students majoring or minoring in Italian. In addition, completing the course work will meet the second language competency requirements at many colleges and universities. It will also provide instruction for students seeking language skills for personal development or travel.

To fulfill the A.A. Degree requirements or to receive the Certificate of Achievement, students must complete 20 units in Italian. Upon completion of this program, student will be able to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity at the intermediate level and will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the culture of the Italian speaking world.

Knowing Italian is a vital skill in countless career fields, given the relevance of Italian businesses to the global economy. Italian is relevant for students specializing in arts and humanities, including literature, theatre, history, art history and music, as well as the social and political sciences, education, business and international relations.

Italian course requirements:

•Italian 101*  (5 units)
•Italian 102*  (5 units)
•Italian 201    (5 units)
•Italian 202    (5 units)

*For students who have NOT taken Italian 101 or 102 at Palomar, it may be possible to use Credit by Exam to meet these requirements. If you are interested in the degree or certificate, please meet with your counselor as soon as possible.

 

Faculty and program coordinator:

Dr. Scott Nelson
Office H-201c
(760) 744-1150 ext. 3262
snelson@palomar.edu