what we’ll be doing in our course

March 25, 2009

The final week in disguise

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March 15, 2009

Harvest Time

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Mo, March 15th

  • feed-back workshop with Clare Wigfall >>report & media
  • your creative products to be added there, if you don’t mind
  • wikipedia.de/en idea: who’d like to write (–> next Tue) ?
  • Abi-Klausur example
  • some more useful vocab

Wed, March 17th

  • marks & more
  • arranged marriages/forced marriages >>film
  • honor killings >>Kristin’s podcast >>text
  • list of links to your Indian & BNW topics/articles in your blogs

Thurs, March 18th

  • slum.dog.millionaire

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March 9, 2009

Mar 9th-Mar 12th: bits & bytes

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Mon 9th:

  • participles: your homework GRIP p. 107 no.4
  • repetition: summary & quotations [handout]
  • point of view: phrases & structures
  • vocab: relationships; literature

Wed 11th:

  • some more useful vocabulary
  • your input: topics BNW and HEAT (results from last Thurs)

Thurs 12th: Workshop with Clare Wigfall

Die englische Schriftstellerin Clare Wigfall besucht nächste Woche für drei Tage  das Gymnasium Ulricianum im Rahmen von Lesungen und Workshops.  >>more

March 1, 2009

March 2nd-4th: India & BNW

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Mo, March 2nd:

  • grammar: adverbials & participles –
    GRIP pp. 103/104
    @home: p. 107 no. 4
    writing practise: improving a text with adverbials & participles
  • vocab: language & style (handout)

click-tip: learning English with viodeo, mp3 & script >>my blog

Wed, March 3rd:

  • common mistakes in your Klausuren
  • your results from the India topics

>>”Need to Know – Forced Marriages” [teachers’ tv]

Worth knowing about India’s history
>>film on ARTE “Great India” 

…and part 2 on ARTE “Ashoka-Der Krieger Buddhas”

Thurs, March 4th:

  • working on topics related to “Brave New World”[1] Genetic Risks and IVF, NYT article
    [2] IVF & eight babies in the USA – medicine & moral
    [3] why do Austria and Hungary oppose to allow gm corn?
    [4] Thomas More “Utopia”
    [5] personal data, the state and Orwell’s 1984 – are we already there?
    [6] ?
  • working on British History:
    Queen Victoria, Industrial Revolution, Technology & Innovation, etc. >>BBC British History 
  • [and there’s a bit about “British India and the Great Rebellion” as well]


next week Thurs: workshop with Clare Wigfall >>details on Lady Mi’s blog

February 23, 2009

Feb 23rd -26th: India revisited

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Mo, Feb 23rd:

  • experiences: Klausur, topic, tasks
  • organisation/dates
  • grammar/voc: what do you need?
  • adjectives (handouts “A close-up on adjectives”)
  • GRIP, pp. 141-142 (adjectives/advers: comparative and superlative forms)
  • @home (next Mon): GRIP, p. 146 no.2

Wed, Feb 25th:

  • OK, you are writing Klausuren, sorry
  • HEAT revisited (bring in novel, please)
  • Indian topics >>Zentralabitur 2009
  • Hit British film Slumdog Millionaire has won the top prize at the Academy Awards, winning eight Oscars including best director and best picture. ” >>BBC >>wikipedia

Thurs, Feb 26th:

  • how did you like MOON in DEL? >>more
  • and this is the Grotowski method the company used on stage >>more
    “Grotowski believed that theater could exist without makeup, costumes, and scenery, but that it could not exist without the actor-spectator relationship of perceptual, direct, and “live” communion. >>about Grotowski
  • feed-back: oral participation/marks”
  • in five groups:
  • [1] Ghandi: handout +film +Rushdie
  • [2] Partition: handout + Mumbai attacks
  • [3] Religion: handout + details Hinduism, etc.
  • [4] Nehru: handout + following Prime Ministers, family, etc.
  • [5] Women in India: handout + IT specialists, arranged marriages, etc.

==> results to be summed up on a handout (1 page) and presented in 8mins next Wed @banana :-);


“Folgende Aspekte sind im Rahmen dieses Themas zu berücksichtigen:”
• (e.g. India: Colonial rule and the struggle for independence)
• (e.g. Present-day India: a mosaic of contrasts (political, economic, religious and social aspects)

In the pipeline:

February 18, 2009

Feb16th-19th: Klausur week

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Franziska: chapter_two: chapter_two1 [word.doc]

Anke H.: comparison street-life/park:
                   comparison_street_-life_park [word.doc]

Maren: chapter 2 maren_chap2 [word.doc]

Venja:  Significance of the moon venja_significance_moon

               Chapter 5 venja_chapter-5

Mo, Feb 16th:

  • while I’ll be in Berlin you’ll relax or finish last Thursday’s work

Wed, Feb 18th:

  • presentation of last Thursday’s work on associated topics MOON

Thurs, Feb 19th:

  • Klausur MOON 4 periods

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February 9, 2009

Feb 9th – 12th: wrap-up MOON

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Mo, Feb 9th:

  • all the groups’  papers about the MOON chapters + “Three Men in Search of  Their Identity” (Julian Barber, Solomon Barber, Marco Stanley Fogg)
  • handout “connectors” and exercises
  • handout “close-up on adjectives” ==> worth learning/doing the exercises individually, perhaps instead of next week’s Monday-grammar lesson which we skip as I won’t be in  😦

Wed, Feb 11th:

  • Edison & Tesla (Andreas/Daniel) – progress
  • Arts and the West (Maren/Anke H.)
  • Lewis and Clark expedition >>more
  • google.com: images “Utah”, “American West”
  • Thurs, Feb 12th [bring in “MOON”]:

     In groups/pairs without me, results to be presented next week Wednesday, the day before the Klausur

    • the American Frontier –> connection to Destiny, Kennedy, etc.
    • Paul Auster: biography and works with reference to MOON >>more
    • post-modern novels: what’s typical of them, is MOON one?
    • narrative technique of MOON >>glimpse [who actually narrates?] (handout)
    • spots on American history and MOON ==> American self-image (handout)
    • Abraham Lincoln, the US, Obama & more (SZ  15. + 22. 1. 2009)
    • “Neuanfang ist das Leitmotiv der amerikanischen Geschichte” –> MOON, Obama & the American self-image [SZ 22-01-2009]

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    February 4, 2009

    Feb4th – 5th: grammar & MOON

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    Wed, February 4th

    Thurs, February 5th

    • MOON chaps 5 , 6 , 7
    • wordfield “Geography”
    • Manifest Destiny >>wikipedia
    • the “frontier” topic (handout “The American Frontier”)

    Still to be dealt with:

    • Edison/Tesla (Daniel/Andreas)
    • Arts % the West (Anke H./Maren)
    • City Life ./. Central Park pp. 62-64
    • narrative technique
    • Paul Auster; biography
    • postmodernism/novels

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    January 28, 2009

    Jan, 26th – 29th: exercises and practise

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    Mon, Jan 26th, 2009:

    • exercises “sollen”
    • definite article: GRIP p. 154
    • vocab: “Life in the community” (–> Thurs)
    • @home: GRIP p. 156 no. 2 (next Wed)

    Wed, Jan 28th, 2009:

    • handout “structuring texts”
    • writing practise: “Analyze rhetoric means used in Obama’s inauguration address, considering the intended effect on the audience”

    Thurs, Jan 29th, 2009:

    • MOON chapters 3 & 4
    • city vs. nature (chap. 2)
    • “open spaces”/the West
    • US basics

    Enjoy the short, yet nonetheless deserved holidays;
    Wednesday: GRIP, grammar and @home: GRIP p. 156 no. 2

    Thursday: MOON chaps 5 & 6 and everybody please read Manifest Destiny >>wikipedia

    Needed for short presentations:

    • technology topic in chapter 4: Edison & Tesla (good links on learnetix.de) ==> two/but who?
    • Manifest Destiny in Arts (good links on learnetix.de)  ==> two/but who?
    • ???”Exploration and settlement” and “Indians” necessary???

    January 18, 2009

    Jan 19th – 22nd: The Obama week

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    Mo, January 19th:

    • vocab repetition
    • apostrophe [handout]
    • “müssen”, “sollen” and its proper equivalents [GRIP pp. 77 ff.; rules: pp. 78+79]]
      –> some rules & exercises online
    • @home: second handout “‘sollen’ and its equivalents;
      next Mon: GRIP p. 82 no. 4 etc.

    Wed, January 21st:

    • Obama’s speech: text & video
    • contents, rhetoric means, US ‘basics’
    • comments & analysis   >>SPIEGEL >>BBC
    • @home: comparison to another inauguration speech

    Thurs, January 22nd:

    • MOON chapters 1 & 2

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