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FLTU1409 Beginners German 10 credits Semester 2

10 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Kirsten Rathjen
Email: lfa@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

None - no previous knowledge/study

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1401Beginners German
FLTU1402Beginners German 20cr Sem2
FLTU1403Beginners German 20cr Sem1&2
FLTU1405Beginners German

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

Beginners German 10 credits is for students who have not previously studied German. The emphasis is on achieving a basic level of communication in speaking, listening, reading and writing and an introduction to German culture. You may want to learn a new language, you may already have an interest in Germany or you may be planning to travel to Germany/Austria/Switzerland - whatever your reason, this module will equip you with some practical language skills and intercultural awareness. Please be aware that if you are interested in progressing to elementary level, you should take a 20-credit module in beginners German

Objectives

This module introduces students to German and develops their ability to communicate at a beginner's level. Students should develop a basic understanding of everyday vocabulary, understand the rules of pronunciation and have a basic grasp of the relevant grammar for this level. They should also develop an awareness of German culture and be able to advise a friend on how to avoid major social, cultural and linguistic 'faux pas' when speaking German in the situations covered by the module.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of, and the ability to use, commonly used vocabulary and everyday expressions in the topics covered
- Extract accurately the key information from audio and or/visual material
- Understand and make themselves understood by a proficient language speaker in specific contexts
- Demonstrate a basic awareness of grammar
- Demonstrate a basic awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of German and English


Syllabus

1. Exchange personal information about themselves and their family
2. Understand and use numbers, the time, dates
3. Order and talk about food, asking about prices and preferences
4. Describe one’s daily routine
5. Talk about leisure activities, likes and dislikes
6. Express future plans

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class112.0022.00
Private study hours78.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Guided independent study each week, review of the lesson and preparation for the weekly classes and for the assessment.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Guided independent study each week, attendance and participation in class, feedback on homework and the in-class tasks and preparation for the final speaking exam.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentIn-class tasks50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

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


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

The resit takes the form of a writing task.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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