German Language

The mission of the Bachelor in German Language Program is to provide a high quality education to prepare students for careers as experts of German language, German culture and German language teaching by offering comprehensive language courses. . In addition, the program prepares students to pursue graduate studies at the international level.

  • Familiarize with characteristic features of Germanophone cultures.
  • Raise awareness of the geographical diversity and the historical richness of the German culture.
  • Provide students the rhetorical and intellectual skills for moving confidently between two languages’ cultural traditions.
  • To emphasize an approach to language teaching that combines knowledge of professional standards with an in-depth understanding of language acquisition and intercultural competence.
  • To enable students to pursue careers as competent teachers or staff of international projects who demonstrate the necessary language capabilities and expertise in the German speaking countries.
  • To create a learning environment that instills appreciation for critical thought.
  • To prepare students for Master programs in German language by providing them with thorough language skills, deep insight in the German culture, a broad background education, and the ability to carry out modest research work.
  • To improve students’ ability to work productively and effectively in teams.

 

  • Knowledge of the grammatical structures, phonetics and vocabulary of the German language.
  • Knowledge of the literature, media, facts and current issues of the German speaking countries.
  • Understanding of the specific didactics and methodology of German Language teaching.
  • Be able to understand the process of German language learning and teaching and to evaluate the own behavior as a teacher.
  • Apprehend the intercultural dimension of German language teaching and learning, and be able to cope with intercultural misunderstanding.
  • Become aware that science is not about absolute truth but about analyzing concepts, questioning positions, and reaching and evaluating conclusions.
  • Develop very good listening and speaking skills and be able to get along in a German-speaking surrounding.
  • Be able to read elaborated German texts and analyze different sorts of texts.
  • Be able to write well-structured German texts about complex issues.
  • Plan and conduct lessons and solve problems in German language classrooms.
  • Understand and apply the concept of learning how to learn.
  • Collect and present material in a meaningful way orally and in writing.
  • Use the computer and the internet for research and scientific purposes.
  • Function in a team.
  • Develop a broader and riper personality by gaining insight into a foreign language and culture.

 

  • Teachers for German language at private and governmental schools which offer German as first or second foreign language
  • German language teachers at the Goethe Institute in Ramallah and Jenin and private language institutes
  • Lecturers at Palestinian universities (after having pursued an MA degree from a university in the region or in a German speaking country).
  • Employees in NGO’s, the UN, the Ministry of foreign affairs (European desk) and the German Representative  Office.
  • Field of Tourism: Travel guides, employees in travel agencies etc.

 

The program requirements are distributed as follows:

Number

Type of course

Credit hours

1.

University requirements

21-22

2.

Faculty of Arts requirements

19-22

3.

Free electives

16-23

4.

Major compulsory requirements

48

5.

Major elective requirements

12

Total

 

120

 

Major Requirements: (60 credit hours)

a) Major Compulsory Requirements: 48 credit hours

Course number

Credit hours

Prerequisites

GERM131 | GERMAN FOR BEGINNERS 1

3

 

Or 

GERM1310 | SPECIAL GERMAN TOPIC FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS 1

3

DSD I or II

or certificates A2-C23

GERM132 | GERMAN FOR BEGINNERS 2/a

3

GERM131

(or A1 certificate)

GERM133 | GERMAN FOR BEGINNERS 2/b

3

Or 

GERM1330 | SPECIAL GERMAN TOPIC FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS 2

3

DSD I or II or certificates A2-C2

GERM230 | INTERMEDIATE GERMAN 1/a

3

GERM133 (or A2 certificate)4

GERM231 | GERMAN LANGUAGE 1

3

GERM232 | GERMAN LANGUAGE 2

3

GERM133 (or A2 certificate)

GERM233 | INTERMEDIATE GERMAN 2

3

GERM231 (or DSD I or B1 certificate)5

GERM234 | INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LITERATURE

3

GERM231 (or DSD I or B1 certificate)

GERM330 | GERMAN LANGUAGE 3

3

GERM2325

GERM331 | ADVANCED GERMAN 1

3

GERM330 (or DSD II or B2 certificate)6

GERM332 | INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS

3

GERM231 (or DSD I or B1 certificate)

GERM333 | METHODOLOGY AND DIDACTICS OF GERMAN AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

3

GERM330 (or DSD II or B2 certificate)

GERM430 | ADVANCED GERMAN 2

3

GERM3316

GERM431 | CONTEMPORARY GERMAN LITERATURE

3

GERM234

GERM432 | ADVANCED GERMAN WRITING

3

GERM331

GERM438 | GRADUATION PROJECT

3

Fourth study year

 

b) Major Elective Requirements: 12 credit hours

The students choose four courses (12 credit hours) out of the following courses:

Course number

Credit hours

Prerequisites

GERM334 | SPECIAL TOPIC IN GERMAN LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS

3

GERM233

GERM335 | GERMAN-ARABIC TRANSLATION 1

3

GERM233

GERM336 | SPECIAL TOPIC IN GERMAN COUNTRY STUDIES

3

GERM232

GERM337 | SPECIAL TOPIC IN GERMAN LITERATURE

3

GERM234

GERM433 | CURRENT ISSUES IN GERMAN LANGUAGE MEDIA

3

GERM332

GERM434 | SPECIAL TOPIC IN DAF METHODOLOGY AND DIDACTICS

3

GERM333

GERM435 | GERMAN FOR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES

3

GERM330

GERM436 | GERMAN-ARABIC TRANSLATION 2

3

GERM335

GERM4371 | METHODS OF TEACHING GERMAN AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE 1

3

GERM331, GERM333

GERM4472 | METHODS OF TEACHING GERMAN AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE 2

4

GERM4371