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POLISH 2Z03 Intermediate Polish I

Academic Year: Fall 2016

Term: Fall

Day/Evening: D

Instructor: Prof. Magda Wilde

Email: wildem@mcmaster.ca

Office: Togo Salmon Hall 615

Phone: 905-525-9140 x

Office Hours: Tuesday 12:30-1:20



Course Objectives:

Upon the completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Converse in Polish about a variety of topics from daily life (intermediate level)
  • Express their opinions on a variety of more abstract topics (personal preferences, hobbies, beliefs, opinions about current news events, expectations)
  • Read intermediate level texts
  • Use written language to express themselves on a variety of topics

 


Textbooks, Materials & Fees:

Agnieszka Burkat and Agnieszka JasiÅ„ska. HURRA! PO POLSKU 2. Prolog: 2010 (textbook and workbook)


Method of Assessment:

Assessment in this course is designed to evaluate your skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Grading              

3 Chapter Tests 30%

Vocabulary and Grammar Quizzes 10%

Homework (written and oral) 20%

Attendance and Class Participation 15%

Final Exam 25%


Total = 100%


Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:

Students who submit MSAFs will have 4 extra days to submit thir work without penalty. MSAF will not apply to class presentations. If you know that you will be late submitting your work, please contact the instructor before the due date to arrange for an extension. 

 

 


Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:

Academic Dishonesty

You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.

Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

  1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
  2. Improper collaboration in group work.
  3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

Email correspondence policy

It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from each student’s own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student.  Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.

Modification of course outlines

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McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

In the event of an absence for medical or other reasons, students should review and follow the Academic Regulation in the Undergraduate Calendar Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work. Please note these regulations have changed beginning Fall 2015. You can find information at mcmaster.ca/msaf/. If you have any questions about the MSAF, please contact your Associate Dean's office.

Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities

Students who require academic accommodation must contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to make arrangements with a Program Coordinator. Academic accommodations must be arranged for each term of study. Student Accessibility Services can be contacted by phone 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 or e-mail sas@mcmaster.ca. For further information, consult McMaster University's Policy for Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities.

Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances

Students requiring academic accommodation based on religion and spiritual observances should follow the procedures set out in the Course Calendar or by their respective Faculty. In most cases, the student should contact his or her professor or academic advisor as soon as possible to arrange accommodations for classes, assignments, tests and examinations that might be affected by a religious holiday or spiritual observance.


Topics and Readings:

Topics and Readings:

WEEK

CLASS

DATE

CHAPT.

GRAMMAR MATERIAL

VOCABULARY

1

1

 Sept. 6

 

Formal and Informal Introductions; course expectations

 

Personal introductions / diagnostic writing

 

2

 Sept. 8

Chap 1

Structures: wyglÄ…dać na+ biernik; być + narzÄ™dnik

 

 

 

Describing people

2

3

Sept. 13

 

Chap 1

Masculine adj. in Nominative case

 

 

4

Sept. 15

Chap 1

Structures: moim zdaniem; myÅ›lÄ™, że…,

 

Communicative exercises

3

5

Sept.29

Chap 2

Creating masc. (virile) plural nouns in the Nominative

  • masc. (virile) pronouns

Talking about work, work schedules, agreements

 

6

Sept. 22

Chap 2

Conjunctions: a, i, ani, lecz, ale, jednak

 

 

4

7

Sept. 27

Chap 2

Pronouns: każdy, wszyscy

 

Communicative exercises

 

8

Sept. 29

 

Test 1

 

 

5

9

Oct. 4

Chap 3

Numerals and ordinal numbers;

review of the past tense

 

Talking about the past; expressing time relationships

 

10

Oct. 6

Chap 3

 

Past tense (verb aspect);

Months and dates

 

Our life and dates

6

11

Oct. 11

 

 

 

Chap 3

Cont.

Communicative exercises

 

12

Oct. 13

Chap 4

Use of future tense (perfective aspect); use of future tense (imperfective)

 

Education, school, courses, career plans

7

13

Oct. 18

Chap 4

Creating and use of modal verbs in the future tense

 

 

 

14

 Oct. 20

Chap 4

 

Conditional expressions (using conjunctions: jeÅ›li / jeżeli)

 

 

8

15

 Oct. 25

Chap 5

Review of material

(Chap 1-4)

 

 

 

16

 Oct. 27

Chap 6

Review of Locative case

 

Life in the city (architecture, infrastructure, entertainment)

9

 

17

Oct. 30

Chap 6

Comparative and superlative adjectives

Expressing preferences, expressing location

 

18

 Nov. 1

 

Test 2, All Saints Day

 

 

10

19

Nov. 3

Cont. of Chap 6

 

 

Communicative exercises

 

20

Nov. 8

Chap 7

Creating and using adverbs in a sentence

 

Cultural Encounter due

Speaking about nature and the environment; expressing preferences

11

21

Nov. 10

Chap 7

 

Comparative and superlative adverbs

Presentations (set 1)

Cont.

 

22

Nov. 15

 

Comparative sentences

Communicative exercises

12

23

Nov. 17

Chap 8

Composing complex sentences; Conjunction “żeby” in opposition to “że

Presentations (set 2)

Describing relationships between people (family, family obligations, hopes and expectations etc.)

 

24

Nov. 22

Chap 8

Verb “powinien

 

Cont.

13

25

Nov. 24

 

Review 

 

Communicative Practice

 

26

Nov. 29

 

Test 3

 

 

14

27

 

 

Final Exam (date will be announced)