Courses in German at MS
ÞÝSK1GR05(ms) - A base course in German
This is a beginner's course and the main emphasis is that students learn the basics of the language. From the beginning students receive training in the four language skills: speaking, listening, writing and reading. Emhasis is on pronunciation, the basic elements of usage and the structure of the vocabulary of the language. Students get to know the culture, customs and the lay of the land of various language areas. At the end of the year, students should have reached a proficiency level equal to A1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
ÞÝSK1MÁ05(ms) - Vocabulary and grammar
Work towards increased profiency in reading, speaking, listening and writing is continued. Texts become gradually more difficult. Vocabulary is increased, students are trained in new grammar units and he basics of the langage strucuture are finalised. Students work with all kinds of learning material, read a simple novel or short stories and do various assignments in relation to them. Viusal material is also embedded into the teaching as possible. The introduction of culture and the lay of the land of relevant linguistic areas is continued. Students' indenpendence in work methods is encouraged as well as using relevant auxiliary material. Dictionaries, grammar books, and the internet used for gathering of information. At the end of the year, students should have reached a proficiency level equal to A2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
ÞÝSK1FR05(ms) - Vocabulary and reading comprehension
In this first part of level two, work towards increased profiency in reading, speaking, listening and writing is gradually continued. Increased chances for students to practice communication is looked for. Students receive practice in new grammar points and grammar points from the lower level is dealt with more deeply. Various learning material is used along with other material such as the reading of various fiction, real texts, listening and videomaterial. Richer emphasis is placed on culture and societal matters and other areas of society. Students do independent projects and impart them orally and in writien form in equal measure. At the end of the year, students should have reached a proficiency level up toto A2-B1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
ÞÝSK2ES05(ms) - Usage and cultural reading
Work towards increased profiency in reading comprehension, speaking, listening and writing is continued and vocabulary gradually increased. Increased chances for students to practice communication is looked for. Viusal material is also embedded into the teaching as possible. In the latter half of level two the subject matter is mostly thematic, where covered is culture, art and other fields of the national life. Various texts are read, such as literary texts and paper and magazine articles. Texts are dealt with at a deeper level than before. Other forms of culture and art are also studied. Students do independent projects and impart them orally and in writien form in equal measure. German films will be shown. At the end of the academic year students should have reached the proficiency level B1-B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
ÞÝSK2BE05(ms) - Berlin
In this course students plan a three to four day trip to Berlin in interdisciplinary cooperation. Both before and after the trip students work on a project about parts of the city, sights and art work around the city and also its history and modern daily life. Students present these projects in speech and visual form in class, either individually or in groups. Part of the work before the trip is a revision of and further training in practical means of communication for daily communication in German. Strict demands are made on attendance and submittance of assignments. During the trip museums and various sights in the city are visited under a teacher's guidance. Maximum number of students in the course is 30. If applications for the course exceed this limit, then attendance and diligence, for example, in previous courses in German are taken into consideration. Precedent is for two 25-30 people groups in this course. Students in this course bear all the cost of the trip themselves.