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2013/14 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
GERM1042 German Core Language Intensive (II)
20 creditsClass Size: 20
Module manager: Mandy Poetzsch
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2013/14
Pre-requisite qualificationsSuccessful completion of GERM1041
|GERM1041||German Core Language Intensive (I)|
This module is mutually exclusive with
|GERM1030||German Core Language 1|
This module is approved as an Elective
This module is approved as a Skills Elective
Module summaryThe aim of this course is to improve the language skills in all areas with the help of materials relevant for the target culture. Students will develop the knowledge and skills required for successful oral and written communication in German-speaking countries. This is an elective option that is designed to provide a pathway to students who are interested in transferring to a JH programme with German. This transfer is possible only after successful completion of GERM 1041 (Semester 1) and GERM 1042 (Semester 2) with a minimum average grade of 60.
Objectivesa) this module builds up on the Semester 1 module GERM 1041, providing a pathway into German studies (JH) from GCSE-level;
a) To further develop German language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening;
b) To establish a grasp of more advanced German grammar and usage;
c) To gain further insights into German culture and current affairs.
a) General improvement of their language skills via class room interaction, the use of different media, and other forms of engagement with German and German speaking cultures;
b) Awareness of modern German speaking cultures;
c) Ability to critically reflect on their own work and that of others.
Reading: The ability to understand the main ideas with some detail of articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints.
Speaking: The ability to interact with a degree of ﬂuency and spontaneity that allows interaction at an appropriate level with native speakers in unprepared conversations. The ability to narrate a story or a situation and to describe and substantiate personal viewpoints on the matter.
Writing: The ability to produce clear, structured texts on a range of familiar subjects with a relatively high degree of grammatical control. The ability to write an essay or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view.
Listening: the ability to understand the main ideas in some detail of news broadcasts, presentations, talks and discussions as well as conversations by native speakers of standard German
This is a largely language skills-orientated module. Materials and exercises are chosen with a view to preparing students for the linguistic and cultural requirements of interaction with native speakers of German. Topics include social, cultural and historical issues relevant to understanding German society.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||160.00|
|Total Contact hours||40.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyStudents complete regular homework tasks in order to practice the gained skills and to prepare a variety of language tasks for each class, as well as formative and summative assessments.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackRegular written assignments and online tests. Students receive continuous written and oral feedback, so problems can be identified and addressed when they appear.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Portfolio||Timing and nature of task specified in the module handbook at the start of the year.||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||50.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||2 hr 00 mins||30.00|
|Practical Exam / OSCE||0 hr 12 mins||20.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||50.00|
Oral exam in the revision week (Week 25)
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 24/03/2014
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