Final Role Play
the end of the semester, you will write and perform
a final role play. The role play should
demonstrate your ability to speak freely (as opposed
to reading from notes). Details:
- 6-8 minutes long (To make sure your script is of the appropriate length, read it through at a realistic pace with a timer. Aim to speak clearly, at a normal pace, neither too fast nor too slow.)
in groups of 3 or 4
be comprehensible to the class!!!
- Can be
about anything related to the themes or people that have
come up in class (in Vorsprung, in Janosch, in Lola rennt, in the "Kultur" texts,
in discussions in your section, etc.).
final essay (Aufsatz 4) will be written by your group, and will consist
of the first 350 words of the script of your role play.
- Your grade for the essay will be an "E" if you do not contribute to your group's essay, or a "C-" if you do contribute, but not in a timely manner.
- Your grade for the role play will be an "E" if you do not participate in your group's rehearsals, or a "C-" if you do participate, but not reliably.
- The above grades will be given based on the consensus of your group.
- If you anticipate a problem, please notify your group and your instructor promptly!
for Aufsatz 4 will be awarded as usual; grades for the role play will
work as follows:
(including pronunciation): 40%
accuracy and complexity: 20%
for content of role-plays: Please read and follow these guidelines carefully. Ask your instructor immediately if you're in doubt as to whether
something you're planning to do is appropriate!!!
- Comprehensibility: a crucial component of this part
of the grade is that the role play should be performed, not read.
A couple of index cards with key cues are OK,
but you should try as much as you can to perform the role plays
from memory. If you have to read your script, it will be hard for the class to understand it, and your grade will suffer.
- Vocabulary List: Please
email your instructor the list of words/expressions you had to look up for your role play. Do this well before your performance, so s/he can make an overhead to review with the class prior to your performance. Only look up a word if you absolutely cannot simplify/rephrase your dialogue in order to avoid it. The more words you look up, the harder it will be for you to speak freely and for the class to understand you, and the lower your comprehensibility grade will be.