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

2.

Faculty of Arts requirements

23

3.

Free electives

16

4.

Major compulsory requirements

48

5.

Major elective requirements

12

Total

 

120

1. University Requirements: 21 credit hours

Course number

Credit hours

Prerequisites

ARAB135 | ARABIC LANGUAGE SKILLS 1

 

3

 

ARAB136 | ARABIC LANGUAGE SKILLS 2

3

ARAB135

PHED120 | PHYSICAL EDUCATION

2

 

ENGC141 | ENGLISH COMMUNICATIONS - (B)

4

ENG102 or placement test

ENGC231 | ENGLISH COMMUNICATIONS - (A)

3

ENG141 or placement test

CULS331 | MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION

3

second study year

CULS332 | MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ARAB THOUGHT

3

second study year

2. Faculty Requirements: Total 23 credit hours

23 credit hours to be chosen from the following groups of courses:

Course number

Credit hours

Prerequisites

COMP121 | INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER

2

 

GENS131 | LIFE SCIENCE

3

 

GENS132 | PHYSICAL SCIENCE

 

HIST133 | ARAB ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION

3

 

 

SOCI233 | ARAB SOCIETY

 

HIST135 | HISTORY OF JERUSALEM

3

 

 

 

GEOG338 | GEOGRAPHY OF PALESTINE

 

POLS333 | PALESTINIAN QUESTION 1

 

ARAB2301 | INTRODUCTION TO PALESTINIAN LITERATURE

 

ARAB231 | INTRODUCTION TO ARABIC LITERATURE

9

 

ARAB136

ENGL236 | INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS

ENGL231

SOCI131 | INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

 

HIST231 | INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF HISTORY

 

GEOG230 | INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

 

FREN131 | INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LANGUAGE

 

GERM130 | INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LANGUAGE

[1]

 

PSYC231 | INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

 

MDIA231 | INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA STUDIES

3

 

PHIL231 | INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

 

POLS231 | INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE

 

WOMS231 | INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES

 

ARCH131 | INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY OF PALESTINE

 

EDUC231 | INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION

 

3. Free Electives 16 credit hours: To be chosen from subjects of all departments

4. 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

GERM 231 (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 Requirements12 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

GERM 234

GERM433 | CURRENT ISSUES IN GERMAN LANGUAGE MEDIA

3

GERM332

GERM434 | SPECIAL TOPIC IN DAF METHODOLOGY AND DIDACTICS

3

GERM 333

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


[1] This introductory course should be taken by the students without previous German knowledge. It has to be taken in the same semester as GERM131.