BA Georgisch keuzevak

Vakbeschrijving BA Georgisch keuzevak
Collegejaar: 2017-2018
Studiegidsnummer: 5822KGEO
Docent(en):
  • Prof.Dr.T.Bolkvadze
Voertaal: Engels
Blackboard: Ja
EC: 5
Niveau: 300
Periode: Semester 1, Blok II
  • Wel Keuzevak
  • Wel Contractonderwijs
  • Wel Exchange
  • Wel Study Abroad
  • Geen Avondonderwijs
  • Geen A-la-Carte en Aanschuifonderwijs
  • Geen Honours Class

Admission requirements

Description

• develop learners’ ability to use Georgian effectively for the purpose of practical communication
• form a solid foundation for the skills required for further study
• develop learners’ awareness of the nature of language and language-learning skills
• promote learners’ personal development

Course Objectives

At the end of the program students will demonstrate ability in the following areas:
Reading
• understand and select from a range of texts in a variety of forms, including public notices, signs, and magazines and newspapers • identify and retrieve facts, details, important points and themes from a range of texts, including extended pieces of writing, e.g. to complete a form • select and organise relevant information from a range of texts including letters, brochures, forms, extended texts and imaginative writing within the experience of young people and reflecting the interests of people from varied cultural backgrounds
Writing
• carry out a range of writing tasks in response to a written stimulus, on a range of topics, including completing a form, writing a postcard, a letter, a summary or extended piece of writing in an appropriate, accurate and clear form of Georgian
• describe, report and give a personal information
• identify, organise, structure and present material in an appropriate format and register for a particular audience or purpose, e.g. a small information for the students
Listening
• understand and select from a range of information presented in a variety of forms, e.g. an answerphone message, news, weather, travel, interviews, dialogues and
telephone conversations
• identify and retrieve facts, details, important points and themes from a range of material, e.g. a formal talk
• identify the important points or themes of the material including attitude, relationships between speakers

Speaking
• demonstrate competence in a range of speaking activities, e.g. respond to
questions on a range of topics such a future plans, current affairs
• respond confidently to new, topical ideas
• conduct a sustained conversation with a sense of audience and purpose

Literature

  1. Howard Aronson, Georgian: A reading Grammar, Slavica Publishers Inc., Indiana University, Bloomington, 1991


    1. Howard Aronson, Georgian: A reading Grammar (with CDs and text), Georgian Edition, Slavica Publishers Inc, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2005
    2. Dodona Kiziria, Beginner’s Georgian, Hippocrene books Inc, New York, 2012
    3. Meri Nikolaishvili, Text Book of Georgian Language (with CD), Tbilisi, 2000
    4. Meri Nikolaishvili, N. Bagration-Davitashvili, Georgian Language (Intensive course), Tbilisi, 2012
    5. Nino Sharashenidze, Midamo, Tbilisi, 2010
    6. Nana Shavtvaladze, Biliki, 1, 2, Tbilisi, 2009
    7. Tavtavi, book for the non-Georgian schools of Georgia, Ministry of Education and Sciences of Georgia, 2006, Tbilisi
    8. Materials prepared by teacher
    9. Media sources

Course Outline

  1. Languages of Georgia; Kartvelian (South Caucasian) Languages


    1. Topic: sound system of Georgian (similarities and differences between Georgian and Indo-European sound systems
    2. Topic: Georgian Alphabet: Letters and corresponding sounds
      • Writing: alphabet
      • Reading: letters, reading words with specific consonants; key phrases
      • Listening: Specific Georgian consonants, words, key phrases
      • Speaking: pronunciation of specific Georgian consonants, key phrases
      • Home work: rewriting the letters and words
    3. Topic: Acquaintances
      • Writing: alphabet, dictation; personal pronouns; declination of nouns; conjugation of the verb to be in present indefinite tense
      • Reading: short dialogue; basic vocabulary related with acquaintances, family members, interrogative words
      • Listening: short text, short dialogue, short introductory conversations
      • Speaking: pronunciation, key phrases for introduction; using of the personal pronouns, forms of the verb to be in present indefinite tense and basic vocabulary
      • Home work: rewriting the letters, words and short dialogues
    4. Quiz Writing dictation, writing the test, answers the questions.
    5. Topic: Studying, education and working
      • Writing: dictation, different exercises, short dialogues; declination of Nouns, Singular and Plural forms of Noun; conjugation some verbs of movement; basic meaning of proverbs
      • Reading: short text, short dialogue, basic vocabulary related with the names of professions
      • Listening: short conversations; words indicated date and time
      • Speaking: asking questions, making dialogue; using basic vocabulary related with the names of professions, some basic verbs and proverbs
      • Home work: writing exercises, writing short text with the given words
    6. Quiz: Writing the test, answer the questions.
    7. Topic: At the doctor’s
      • Presentation of the homework
      • Writing: different exercises, short text about the student’s home cities; conjugation of some Passive verbs; conjugation some transitive verbs; declination of Adjective and Nouns (Preposition and postposition pairs), basic vocabulary related with the parts of body, diseases, doctors and chemist’s; conjugation of some transitive verbs in Present Simple and Future Simple; conjugation of verb to have
      • Reading: short text, short dialogue
      • Listening: short conversation
      • Speaking: asking questions, making dialogue; using the appropriate grammatical forms of verbs and nouns.
      • Home work: writing exercises, writing short text with the given basic vocabulary and grammatical forms of verbs and nouns. related with the parts of body and forms of verbs
    8. Topic: shopping
      • Writing: different exercises, short texts about the topic; vocabulary related with colours and size, clothes, shoes, furniture, markets, cuisine and shopping centres; formation of the qualitative adjectives; function of basic postpositions
      • Reading: short text, short dialogue, description one day shopping
      • Listening: short conversation and short dialogue of both women’s and men’s shopping
      • Speaking: asking and answering questions, making dialogue
      • Home work: writing exercises, preparing the group presentation on the given topic; using polite forms f some verbs
    9. Topic: Visits
      • Writing: different exercises, short email to friends; short text about host and gest, using polite forms of verbs
      • Reading: short text, short dialogue; text about Georgian
      • Listening: short conversation
      • Speaking: asking questions, making dialogue, discussing the topic
      • Home work: writing exercises, Quiz: Writing the test, answer the questions.
    10. Topic: Traveling
      • Making the presentation of the homework
      • Writing: different exercises, short texts about the topic, basic vocabulary related with weather, restaurants, hotels, stations, airports and booking-offices
      • Reading: short texts, short dialogues
      • Listening: short conversation and short dialogues about the travelling
      • Speaking: asking and answering questions, making dialogue
      • Home work: writing exercises, writing short text with the given words; prepare the short group presentation about the traveling in student’s home country
    11. Topic: Tbilisi
      • Writing: different exercises, short texts about the topic
      • Reading: short texts, short dialogues about the interesting places of Tbilisi, exhibitions, museums, concerts, theatres and stadiums
      • Listening: short conversation and short dialogue about Tbilisi; short parts of TV shows and films
      • Speaking: asking and answering questions, making dialogue
      • Meeting to guest speaker
      • Home work: writing exercises, writing short about interesting cities
    12. Topic: Georgian traditions
      • Writing: different exercises, short texts about the topic
      • Reading: short text from encyclopaedia, short dialogue,
      • Listening: Georgian song, short descriptive text
      • Speaking: asking and answering questions, making dialogue, discussing the traditions of the student’s homeland
      • Home work: writing exercises, writing short text with the given words
    13. Quiz Writing the Writing the test, answer the questions.
    14. Presentations about Georgia: Nature, political situation, culture

Blackboard

Yes: Blackboard.

Timetable

See Rooster

Mode of instruction

Seminar

Course load

Total: 280 hours (10 EC)
Lectures: 6 x 4 = 24 hours
Examinations: 2 × 2 = 4 hours
Homework: 112 hours
Final paper: 140 hours

Assessment method

2x Quiz Writing the Writing the test, answer the questions (40%)
Homework (10%)
Final paper (50%)

Should the overall mark be unsatisfactory, the paper is to be revised after consultation with the teacher.

Contact information

Co-ordinator of Studies Titia Bouma
T. Bolkvadze
T. Bolkvadze
+ 99 599 97 79 36

Remarks

The same course is taught in the BA Russian Studies for 5 EC. MA student write a final paper extra.

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