Final Role Play - Deutsch 102
the end of the semester, you will write and perform
a final role play. The role play should
demonstrate your ability to speak freely. Details:
- 8-10 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.)
- Groups of 3 or 4
- Grading scheme:
- Comprehensibility (including pronunciation): 40%
accuracy and complexity: 20%
- Script and Content
- Your role-play can be
about anything related to the themes or people that have
come up in class (in Vorsprung, in Die Känguru-Chroniken, in the videos/film clips for this course, in the "Kultur" texts,
in discussions in your section, etc.).
IMPORTANT: Please read and carefully follow these Guidelines
for content of role-plays. Ask your instructor immediately if you're in doubt as to whether
something you're planning to do is appropriate!!!
- Your 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. The grade for this essay will be weighted equally for content and language, as usual.
- Comprehensibility (40% of the grade!): The role play should be performed, not read.
The more you can perform from memory, the better. The more your eyes are on your script, and the less fluently/naturally you speak your lines, the harder it will to understand you, and your grade will suffer.
- We will not be looking for perfect memorization. We will be looking for you to know some of your lines, and to be able to say/read the remaining lines clearly in such a way that it's evident that you have practiced them repeatedly out loud together (MORE than just two or three times!!!) and know what you're saying :)
- The more you can help each other when problems come up with the performance, the better it will be for your grade, because that will make it clear that you rehearsed together and know each other's parts :)
- If you're good at memorizing lines and are able to perform your whole role play from memory, your instructor will be very impressed - and you will benefit a lot from learning that much correct German!
- 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 perform the role play!!
- Grading details in case a group member does not contribute equally:
- Your grade for Aufsatz 4 will be
- an "E" if you do not contribute to the essay
- 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
- a "C-" if you do participate, but not reliably.
- The above grades (or other such grade modifications) will be given based on the consensus of your group.
- If you anticipate a problem, please notify your group and your instructor promptly!
Prize for Best Final Role play in German 102/103
semester, a Kothe-Hildner Prize of $200 is awarded
to the group of students performing the best final
role-play in German 102/103. Instructors
of each section will nominate the best role-play(s)
from their section to compete for this prize.
The competition is normally held at 10 a.m. on the
day after the last day of classes ==> please try
to keep this time free if you can!