Montag - Donnerstag, 1-4
Language Resource Center in "Alcove B". The German Lab actually just
consists of a small room equipped with a
computer, and there should be an instructor sitting
there eagerly waiting to help you
kinds of questions is the German Lab designed to answer?
is only one thing the instructors at the German Lab
are NOT supposed to do, and that is proofreading your
essays. In view of the way the essays are graded,
it would be unfair to the other students if some of
you have a tutor or other German speaker "proofread"
your essay for you. ==> It is OK for you to ask specific
questions about how to say something, but you should
only ask three or four such questions. Please
ask your instructor if you have further questions
about this policy.
can ask for help with your homework. For pedagogical
reasons, we'll never just tell you the answers, and
may at various points ask you to continue work on
your own while we sit there to see if you've gotten
the point(s) being practiced--but we'll help you as
much as necessary so you can get the assignment done.
can ask for advice on how to study. We may not
have all the answers in this respect, but we'll help
as much as we can.
can ask about general or specific grammar points you
don't understand. The more specific your questions,
the more helpful we can be, but even if you come and
say "I don't understand the accusative" or "Verb tenses
confuse me" we'll try to help you focus your questions
so that we can help you find a realistic approach
for coming to grips with such larger questions.
can come to ask for "more practice." Often you'll
have understood what the textbook says about a certain
point, but you'll just feel that you need more practice.
We'll try to find or come up with exercises to help
you get that practice, and to work through them with
may be having trouble with a text you're reading
for homework, or for your 102/103/231 free reading.
We'll help you--although here again, the point of
the assignment is more to teach you to read by yourself
than to teach you to understand that specific text
[we want to teach you to fish at the German Lab, rather
than just giving you the fish...], so we'll try as
much as possible to help you help yourself--but we'll
help you as much as necessary.
might just want to speak some German. We'll be
glad to do that with you at the German Lab anytime.