Wednesday, May 25, 2011

German Classes - Fall 2011 - Register Now!

Students, whether you are new or returning to CCSF, now is the time to register for Fall 2011 classes. And don't forget to take that German class you've been meaning to sign up for. Do you need a language for a transfer prerequisite? Consider German. And if you started German in the Spring, then take your German skills to the next level with a continuation course. Day courses are offered on the Ocean Campus, while evening courses are offered at the Castro/Valencia Campus (450 Church) and the Downtown Campus (4th and Mission). The Castro/Valencia Campus offers free parking and it is also easily accessible by MUNI, while the Downtown Campus is served by BART and MUNI. The 5th & Mission parking garage is directly across from the downtown campus.

Monday, May 9, 2011

New for Fall 2011: The 6th Edition of Deutsch: Na Klar!

The German Department at CCSF has adopted the 6th edition of Deutsch: Na Klar! for the Fall 2011 semester. What's new in this edition? Chapters have been updated with new photos and "realia" and DNK6e continues to offer the many varied activities that you might know from the 5th edition. The 6th edition will only be used for German 1/1A, so if you purchased the 5th edition this semester, you will be able to use it for the continuation classes until it is finally phased out.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

It's Almost Time for Finals!

Here are few quick tips for students preparing for a final in German at CCSF (German 1 and 2).

First: Nur keine Panik!

Second: Use the Deutsch: Na Klar! publisher's website to review the various grammar points covered in each chapter under "Grammatik im Kontext". Consult the "Results Reporter" for each quiz and make of note of which points you need to review.

Third: Review vocabulary here and here in the Activity Pack section; look under Wörter). There are also grammar activities in the Activity Pack section.

Fourth: A tutor is available in the Learning Assistance Center (R-207). View the schedule here. Remember, too, that your instructor is available to answer your questions during posted office hours.

Fifth: Review the "Das Kann Ich Nun" at the end of each chapter. This section will provide you with an outline of what was covered in any given chapter.

Sixth: Sign up for the continuation course, for example, German 1B, if you completed 1A this semester, and so on.

During the summer, take the opportunity to watch German news (online), listen to German-language radio, go to a German restaurant and order in German. The Language Center's language learning and culture links for German has many resources for your to explore. Viel Spass!