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Georgian as a Foreign Language

Vak 2014-2015

Admission requirements

Description

Within the course students learn about the ways they can respond appropriately in any communicative situations; Students can understand the different forms of communication; Students can use an official language forms adequately; They will obtain socio-cultural and communicative competences and can make communication within the Georgian Environment easily. They will be provided with opportunities to engage with language in a variety of ways and to develop their skills in communicating verbally and nonverbally in different situations.

Course Objectives

After finishing the course students will be able to engage in the middle level conversations and discussions, using listening skills, behaviours, showing interest, and contributing ideas, information and questions, expressing their opinions and showing their attitudes.

Literature

Nana Shavtvaladze, Biliki, 1, 2, Tbilisi, 2009
Meri Nikolaishvili, Text Book of Georgian Language, Tbilisi, 2000
Nino Sharashenidze, Midamo, Tbilisi, 2010
Materials prepared by teacher
Media sources

Course Outline

  1. Introduction About Georgia


    1. Topic: make acquaintance
       Writing: alphabet
       Reading: letters, key phrases
       Listening: letters, words, key phrases
       Speaking: pronunciation, key phrases
       Home work: rewriting the letters and words
    2. Topic: make acquaintance
       Writing: alphabet, dictation
       Reading: short dialogue
       Listening: short text, short dialogue, short introductory conversations/monologues from different TV shows
       Speaking: pronunciation, key phrases for introduction
       Home work: rewriting the letters and words
    3. Quiz Writing dictation, writing the test, answer the questions.
    4. Topic: living in Tbilisi
       Writing: dictation, different exercises, short dialogues
       Reading: short text, short dialogue
       Listening: short conversations/short parts from different TV shows
       Speaking: asking questions, making dialogue
       Home work: writing exercises, writing short text with the given words
    5. Topic: working
       Writing: different exercises, short text of business email
       Reading: short text, short dialogue
       Listening: short conversation
       Speaking: asking questions, making dialogue
       Home work: writing exercises, writing short text with the given words
    6. Quiz Writing the test, answer the questions.
    7. Topic: Traveling in Georgia
       Writing: different exercises, short email to friends
       Reading: short text, short dialogue
       Listening: short conversation
       Speaking: asking questions, making dialogue, discussing the topic, traveling places in the student’s home country (It is possible to use English language)
       Home work: writing exercises, prepare the short group presentation about the traveling in student’s home country
    8. Topic: the streets of Tbilisi, the city life
       Presentation of the homework
       Writing: different exercises, short text about the student’s home cities
       Reading: short text, short dialogue
       Listening: short conversation
       Speaking: asking questions, making dialogue
       Home work: writing exercises, writing short text with the given words
    9. Topic: shopping in Tbilisi
       Writing: different exercises, short texts about the topic
       Reading: short text, short dialogue, each others written texts
       Listening: short conversation and short dialogue of both women and men
       Speaking: asking and answering questions, making dialogue
       Home work: writing exercises, preparing the group presentation on the given topic
    10. Quiz Writing the test, answer the questions.
    11. Topic: Georgian traditions
       Making the presentation of the homework
       Writing: different exercises, short texts about the topic
       Reading: short text, short dialogue, each others written texts
       Listening: short conversation and short dialogue of both women and men
       Speaking: asking and answering questions, making dialogue
       Home work: writing exercises, writing short text with the given words
    12. Topic: Georgian family
       Writing: different exercises, short texts about the topic
       Reading: short text, short dialogue, each others written texts,
       Listening: short conversation and short dialogue of both family members, short parts of TV shows
       Speaking: asking and answering questions, making dialogue
       Meeting to guest speaker
       Home work: writing exercises, writing short text with the given words
    13. Topic: Georgian nature
       Writing: different exercises, short texts about the topic
       Reading: short text from encyclopedia, short dialogue, each others written texts,
       Listening: song, short descriptive text
       Speaking: asking and answering questions, making dialogue, discussing the natural conditions of the student’s homeland
       Home work: writing exercises, writing short text with the given words
    14. Quiz Writing the Writing the test, answer the questions.

Blackboard

Yes: Blackboard.

Timetable

Rooster.

Mode of instruction

Seminar

Course load

Total: 140 hours (5 EC)
Lectures: 6 x 4 = 24 hours
Examinations: 2 × 2 = 4 hours
Homework: 112 hours

Assessment method

2x Quiz Writing the Writing the test, answer the questions (80%)
Homework (20%)

Contact information

Co-ordinator of Studies Titia Bouma
E-mail: shabashvili@yahoo.com; giuli.shabashvili@tsu.ge
+995 599 72 88 73