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2013/14 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FLTU1420 Lower Intermediate German 10 credits, Semesters 1&2

10 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Gabriele Zagel-Millmore

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2013/14

Pre-requisite qualifications

FLTU level 1 or equivalent in this language

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1423Lower Inter German 20cr Sem1&2

This module is approved as an Elective

This module is approved as a Skills Elective

Module summary

Foreign language skills can give a significant boost to your opportunities for employment and in your life as a whole. As a student at the University of Leeds, you are entitled to take a Language Centre foreign language elective in any year of study and gain formal academic credit for it. The emphasis in our teaching is on achieving practical communication in all of the four main language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Our teaching takes place in practical and interactive weekly classes of no more than 18 learners and uses the modern facilities and technology of the Language Centre, including our excellent Self Access Area.


The aim of this module is to progress students from GCSE level to AS-level in the four skills, with an emphasis on oral communication. On completion of this module students will be able to:; handle conversations in familiar and unfamiliar settings, as long as the language used is relatively simple; be understood by native and non-native speakers without difficulties; express facts and opinions concerning their field of study; understand authentic short audio and video extracts concerning their field of study; understand and produce a limited range of business correspondence. Students will also develop an understanding of the culture of the country(ies) where the language is spoken.


A 'light' post GCSE course which encourages communication in the target language. The study of grammatical structures and cultural awareness is incorporated into the language programme.

Self-study in the Self-Access Area is integrated into the monitoring and assessment. Self-study normally includes more than one of the following elements: work with designated CALL packages, videos, audio cassettes, live TV programmes and individual language programmes suited to self-study. The specific load of individual study work for students will be defined in the Scheme of Work for the course.

Topics/skills covered at this level include:
- dealing with more everyday formal and informal work situations
- giving and asking for instructions, and opinions
- presenting and explaining ideas and information.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class211.0021.00
Private study hours79.00
Total Contact hours21.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Guided independent study
- Preparation of coursework
- Preparation for final assessment.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

3 in-course assessments, testing all 4 main language skills;
Homework tasks.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentListening Assessment20.00
In-course Assessment3 assessments, testing all 4 main language skills50.00
In-course AssessmentHomework tasks10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)80.00

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

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 15 mins20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)20.00

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

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 23/12/2013


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