Proctors will receive much practice in conversational German. Students aspiring to become teachers of German will find this course especially useful because they are placed in charge of small groups of participants in German 150, Conversational German through Films. As proctors they lead the discussions and grade the small group of students under their charge on the basis of their mastery of the vocabulary of the films.
Proctors are provided all necessary written materials including discussion questions. Proctors must come to class on time and meet with the instructor briefly when the bell rings while participants in German 150 are watching the films. During these brief meetings, the instructor will make suggestions and discuss problems raised by the proctors. Participants must be advanced students of German, i.e., students who have
taken an upper-division composition/conversation course such as 301,302,303,401,403—or had equivalent experience in a German speaking country. Graduate students in German Studies or native speakers are also strongly encouraged to participate if they wish to acquire teaching experience. Proctors are graded on their attendance, proper conducting of group discussion, and punctuality—especially in submitting their grade sheets. German 395 is graded CREDIT/NO CREDIT.