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Cjelina 3: Moja obitelj

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Modul 1: Kakav otac, takav sin [Like Father, Like Son]
Lekcija 1: Obiteljsko stablo [Family Tree]
Lekcija 2: Krv nije voda
Lekcija 3: Braća i sestre [Brothers and Sisters]
Lekcija 4: Vjenčanje [Wedding]
Lekcija 5: Stambeno pitanje [Living Situation]
Lekcija 6: U posjetu [Visits]
Lekcija 7: Slika i prilika [The Spitting Image/Living Portrait of...]
Lekcija 8: Razgovor [Conversation]
Modul 2: Kultura i baština [Culture and Heritage]
Lekcija 1: Tradicija [Tradition]
Lekcija 2: Podrijetlo [Origins]
Modul 3: Ponavljanje je majka znanja [Practice Makes Perfect]
Lekcija 1: Interesi i obitelj [Interests and Family]
Lekcija 2: Razgovor [Conversation]

1. Overview and Goals for Unit 3

By the end of this Unit, you will be able to:
1 Talk about your nuclear family
2 Talk about your extended family
3 Talk about your interests
4 Talk about your free time
5 Express your likes and dislikes
6 Talk about family values
7 Talk about your friends and mutual interests
8 Talk about famous people
9 Talk about physical appearance
10 Discuss items related to specific countries
11 Talk about languages you speak
12 Express opinions about people and things related to specific areas
13 Discuss marital status
14 Talk about wedding ceremonies
15 Understand the importance of marriage in B/C/M/S area
  To achieve these outcomes, you will learn the following grammar structures:
1 Accusative case
  • Regular forms
  • Irregularities in form (sound changes)
  • Difference between masculine animate and inanimate nouns
2 Adjectives in the Accusative case
  • Singular forms for all three genders
  • Plural forms for all three genders
3 Personal Pronouns in the Accusative case
  • Stressed forms
  • Unstressed forms
4 Present Tense
  • Verbs in -ati, -iti, and -jeti
  • Reflexive verbs (introduction)
5 Masculine nouns tata, otac, stric, and braća
  • masculine animate nouns and their irregularities
6 Possessive adjectives
  • Animate forms
  • Inanimate forms
Vocabulary covered in this Unit relates to:
1 Family relations
2 Languages
3 Geography
4 Countries and traditional items
5 Traditional food
6 Traditional drinks
7 Activities related to free time

2. Outline

At/by the end of the unit, what do you want the student to be able to do with the language?
Final assessment (Scenario):
You are an international student who is studying in Zagreb and you are invited to one of the student evenings. You meet new friends and you talk with one of them. You are discussing topics, like where are you from, why are you studying a specific subject, about your city, family members and what they usually do in a city where they live. This is a combination of topics from Unit 2 and Unit 3. Be sure to make a cohesive/natural dialogue.
Break the goal down into smaller learning targets.
Module 1: I can talk about my nuclear family and extended family.
Module 2: I can talk about my family members, their interests, likes and dislikes.
Module 3: Performance based final-unit assessment
For each learning target (Modules 1-2), determine a concrete task that will demonstrate that the students have reached it.
Module 1: You and your friend are showing each other a family picture. You want to find out who the people in the picture are, and will provide comments on what you discovered.
Module 2: Your friend wants to know more about your family and to see how much you are all alike. You will discuss your interests, free time activities, education, profession, languages, and likes and dislikes in food and drinks.

3. Specific Components and Final Tasks for Each Module

Module 1. Kakav otac, takav sin [Like Father, like Son]
1 Nuclear and extended family members
2 Interests
3 Free time activities
4 Personal traits
Final Task, Module 1:
You are an international student who is visiting the family of your local Croatian friend for the first time. What would be the typical Croatian conversational gambits when meeting or greeting family members (or friends) of your friend? What would you say to them?
Module 2: Kultura i baština [Culture and Heritage]
1 Geography
2 Languages
3 Traditional items
Final Task, Module 2:
You are an international student who is spending a semester abroad. Talk with your new friend about his/her family. Be sure to cover their professions, interests, national food they like, languages they speak, sports interests, and any other element you can think of (that we covered so far). Express your opinion about the area and what you know about the country (famous people, landmarks, companies).