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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
ALÖ205 Approaches in German Language Teaching-I 927001 2 3 5
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Introducing the primary language instruction methods and approaches developed since the beginnings of the 20th century and studying them in their appearance timeline and their theoretical and practical aspects; introduction to basic terminology of the field; studying the developments in the disciplines such as linguistics, psycholinguistics and educational science on which the language instruction methods are based and comprehending the interdisciplinary relationships; Identifying the special features of the various methods, principles of efficiently use of them, their strengths and weaknesses and transferring the theoretical knowledge to evaluate the course books.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Birkan Kargi / Okutman Günay Kayhan
Learning Outcomes
  1. Presenting new application examples rather than the other approaches
  2. The ability to understand the relation between the cource book, approach and method and to analyze
  3. The ability to distinguish other approaches from each other
  4. To know different language teaching approaches with their eras
  5. To explain the basic approaches related with language teaching
  6. To know the scientific branches related with the field and to understand the relation among them
  7. The ability to decide on the suitable approaches for learner styles
  8. The ability to evaluate the innovations in our present foreign language courses
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
Neuner Gerhard (2002), Methoden des fremdsprachlichen Deutschunterrichts, Langenscheidt, Berlin.
Demirel Ö. (2004), Yabancı Dil Öğretim Yöntemleri, Pegem, Ankara.
Yabanci Dil Ögretiminde Yaklasim, Yöntem veTeknikler, Prof. Dr. Rifat Günday, Ankara, 2015
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
Basic issues and processes in german course design; the difference among approach, method and technique and the significance of these concepts in course design; an overview of important methods and approaches in German: Grammar Translation Method, Direct Method, Audio-lingual Method, Communicative Approach,
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Presenting the semester programm.Language learning processes and its functions in the world and in Turkey from past to present Definition of method, approach and principle
2.Behaviourist Approach
4.Cognitive Approach / Social Cognitive Theory
5.Gestalt"s Theory
6.Constructivist Learning Approach
7.Active Learning Approach
8.Multiple Intelligences- Based Learning / Brain-Based Learning
10.The Direct Method / Practice examples of The Direct Method
11.The Grammar- Translation Metod / Practice examples of The Grammar-Translation Method
12. The Audio-Lingual Method/ Audio Visuel Method /Practice examples of The Methods
13.The Communicative Metod / Practice examples of The Communicative Metod
14.Critics of the method
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures14342
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11010