2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
FLTU1413 Elementary German 20 credits, Semesters 1&2
20 creditsClass Size: 7
Module manager: Gabriele Zagel-Millmore
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualificationsFLTU Level 0 or equivalent in this language.
This module is mutually exclusive with
|FLTU1415||Elementary German 10 Credits|
This module is approved as a discovery module
This module is approved as a skills discovery module
Module summaryThis module is for students who already have a basic knowledge of the language and wish to take their German to the next level. The emphasis is on achieving a practical level of communication in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) while developing greater confidence and accuracy when using the language in a limited range of situations. The module also aims to stimulate students' interest in Germany and deepen their knowledge and understanding of German society and some of the major cultural and linguistic differences.
ObjectivesWith their beginners' competence in Greman, students taking this module should be able to build on their existing knowledge of the language and develop and extend their ability to communicate and function in German.
They should also further develop their understanding of German culture and know how to avoid major social, cultural and linguistic faux pas when speaking German and/or when in Germany.
- demonstrate an understanding of commonly used instructions, commands and expressions in the topics covered;
- read short texts in German and respond in English and German;
- extract accurately the key information from audio and/or video material;
- handle short conversations in a familiar context;
- understand, and make themselves understood by, a proficient language speaker in specific contexts;
- demonstrate awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of German and English;
- produce short pieces of independent writing in German;
- demonstrate their knowledge of key areas of grammar.
1. Describing the characteristics of a person, place or thing
2. Giving opinions, making comparisons and asking preferences
3. Talking about routines, habits and interests
4. Understanding and giving common instructions and commands
5. Health and illnesses
6. Changes and developments regarding places and people
7. Making a detailed self-introduction
8. Feelings and emotions
9. Arranging to meet, accepting and declining invitations
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||158.00|
|Total Contact hours||42.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyGuided independent study each week including homework, review of the lesson as well as preparation, practice and consolidation for the weekly classes and the final exam.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackGuided independent study, participation in class, feedback on in-class tasks, homework and preparation for the final speaking exam.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||In-class task||40.00|
|In-course Assessment||In-class test||20.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||60.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Practical Exam / OSCE||0 hr 10 mins||40.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||40.00|
Resit: Writing task.
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 30/04/2019
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