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2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

GERM3030 German Core Language 3

20 creditsClass Size: 65

Module manager: Anne Markovic

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

Pre-requisite qualifications

B2 in German according to the Common European framework of references


GERM1030German Core Language 1
GERM2030German Core Language 2
GERM2031German Core Language 2

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This is the core compulsory module for all Level Three students on BA German and BA Joint Honours programmes involving German, but it may also be taken as an Discovery module by students who have completed Core Language 2 (GERM 2030/2031) and fulfilled the requirements for progression to Level 3 in German. The module aims to build on the grasp of German acquired in the earlier level core modules and to ensure that students come as close as their abilities and application allow to a near-native command of contemporary German across a variety of registers, encompassing speaking and writing skills in a range of situations.The module is taught by means of two hours of written classes and one oral class per week, and is assessed via an oral examination and a written examination at the end of the year and one piece of coursework in semester 2. For further information, follow the Learning & Teaching links from the Department of German website.


Building on the skills and knowledge acquired in GERM 1030 and 2030/2031 to develop students’ knowledge and reading, writing, listening and speaking skills relevant to a variety of communicative situations.

Learning outcomes
- Knowledge of German text types and registers.
- Knowledge of German grammar relevant for advanced communication skills in German.

Skills outcomes
Reading, listening, writing and speaking German as a Foreign language.


Module handbook and materials with relevant material provided. Most texts, tasks and exercises are chosen with a view to preparing students to function at an appropriate level in a German-speaking environment or in a professional context involving German skills.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours140.00
Total Contact hours60.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- Preparation for and follow up after classes
- Completion of coursework
- Preparation for exams

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- 1 monitoring assessment each semester with individual feedback
- Coursework with individual feedback in semester 1
- Regular written and oral homework.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ReportFactual report, 1000 words30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins30.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 20 mins40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 24/04/2018


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