German Individualized Instruction

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120 Hagerty Hall 
1775 College Road
OSU Main Campus

Phone: 614-292-7060  (note: please email; phones are not being answered for autumn semester 2021)

General Information and FAQ | What is German Individualized Instruction? | Textbook Information

NOTE: all students must complete an online orientation through the course's Carmen site.

Instructors for Autumn 2021:

  • Josh Kramer (.599)
  • Kassi Burnett (.126)
  • Sarah Traylor (.50)
  • Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm - Director of Undergraduate German Language Instruction

General Information and FAQ

Orientation 

NOTE: all students must complete an online orientation through the course's Carmen site.


Center Hours

The hours of the Individualized Language Learning Center can be found on the Center for Languages, Literatures, and Cultures webpage. 

 

Helpful Links

Adjust your credit hours

Materials are available at campus bookstores or online

It pays to compare prices!  Please note that books bought online are not returnable. Books purchased at campus bookstores generally cost more but if you have your original receipt, the books can be returned if you have not used them. 

What is German Individualized Instruction?

German Individualized Instruction (self-paced courses) allows you to work through Ohio State's three-course introductory German sequence at your own pace. In these courses, you will learn to write, read, listen to and speak German on your own schedule, completing work independently with materals and support from your instructor. 

Mastery-based

Because of the independent nature of language learning in the program, we require that students perform at the level of 80% or better on each graded assignment. If you are not able to score at least an 80% on the exams at the end of each chapter after 3 attempts, we will ask you to drop the course so that you do not receive an E in the course.

Autonomous learning

You are in charge of your learning. You decide how many credits you would like to take in a given term (1-4), study at your own pace, schedule appointment times and, within program deadlines, decide when you are ready to take tests.

One-on-one consultation

You will complete the majority of your learning on your own by completing the work in each unit’s learning packet, but you will make appointments with instructors to practice speaking, demonstrate developing understanding of the material, and ask questions.

Flexible credit

One complete course is four credits. Unlike in the classroom, you can complete four credits in one semester or choose to spread them out over two or more semesters.

Flexible meeting times

Appointments are available in the mornings and evenings at least two days a week.

Attendance and Instruction

The classroom for this course is the Individualized Instruction Learning Center (Hagerty 120); in addition to that, computer labs and anywhere you decide to log on or open your book serve as your "classroom".  The Individualized Instruction Learning Center in Hagerty Hall is the place where you can go to have your work corrected and get feedback, have questions answered, take tests and assessments and meet others who are learning German. 


Required Textbook for German 1101.51:

  • Netzwerk A1: Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Kursbuch mit 2 Audio-CDs. ISBN 978-3-12-606128-5
    Authors: Stefanie Dengler, Paul Rusch, Helen Schmitz, Tanja Sieber
  • Book-Code to Digital Workbook (can only be purchased via Klett USA Webshop)

We will complete chapters 1-9 in Netzwerk A1.

Purchasing Textbook and Book-Code

You may purchase the Textbook (Kursbuch) at the OSU bookstore (Barnes and Noble College Bookstore). In addition to the textbook, you will need a Book-Code (license) for the Online workbook that you will access through Blinklearning. You need to purchase the Book-Code directly through Klett USA Webshop, the publisher’s website, at https://www.klett-usa.com/the-ohio-state-university/c-2595. The Book-Code will be automatically delivered to your email upon purchase. You may also purchase your textbook directly from the publisher.

Required Textbooks and Book-Code for German 1102.51:

  • Netzwerk A1: Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Kursbuch mit 2 Audio-CDs.
    ISBN 978-3-12-606128-5
  /  Authors: Stefanie Dengler, Paul Rusch, Helen Schmitz, Tanja Sieber
  • Netzwerk A2: Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Kursbuch mit 2 Audio-CDs.
    ISBN 978-3-12-606998-4 / Authors: Stefanie Dengler, Paul Rusch, Helen Schmitz, Tanja Sieber
  • Online Code for Netzwerk A1: Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Arbeitsbuch
  • Online Code for Netzwerk A2: Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Arbeitsbuch

Suggested Grammar Book

  • English Grammar for Students of German, fifth edition, (Zorach/Melin/Kautz) The Olivia and Hill Press
    ISBN 978-0-934034-38-8

We will complete chapters 10 - 12 in Netzwerk A1 and chapters 1 - 4 in Netzwerk A2.

Purchasing Textbooks and Book-Code

You may purchase the Textbooks (Kursbuch) at the OSU bookstore (Barnes and Noble College Bookstore). In addition to the textbook, you will need a Book-Code (license) for the Online workbook that you will access through Blinklearning. You need to purchase the Book-Code directly through Klett USA Webshop, the publisher’s website. The Book-Code will be automatically delivered to your email upon purchase. You may also purchase your textbook directly from the publisher.