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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FLTU1423 Lower Intermediate German 20 credits, Semesters 1&2

20 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Gabriele Zagel-Millmore

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

Year running 2023/24

Pre-requisite qualifications

FLTU1413 / CEFR A2, GCSE Grades A-C or equivalent in this language

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1420Lower Intermediate German
FLTU1425Lower Intermediate German 10 credits Semester 2

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

This module is for students who already have a good grade at GCSE, CEFR A2 or equivalent and wish to take their German to the next level. The emphasis is on achieving a good level of communication and accuracy in speaking, listening, reading and writing in both formal and informal registers. The module includes an unassessed mini-research project on a class topic to facilitate team work and hone presentation skills in the target language. Communication skills which will be developed include discussion, presentation skills, reporting skills and writing a report.


To consolidate knowledge of the German language at lower intermediate/GCSE/CEFR A2 level and develop skills and competence up to AS-level/CEFR B1. On completion of the module, students should be able to deal with information of a general nature in a familiar context and identify and note main points and opinions; sustain longer conversations in German and handle familiar and unfamiliar situations with some ease; exchange opinions and ideas on a range of topics. Students should be able to report facts and opinions with accuracy and compose some creative writing of a certain length.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students should be able to:
- Make themselves understood by a sympathetic native speaker over a range of everyday topics
- Understand the main points of clear, standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered at University, Work and in leisure activities, and be able to understand the main points of some TV programmes and films, when the delivery is slow and clear
- Awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of German and English
- Demonstrate proficiency in listening through accurately extracting key information from audio sources
- Demonstrate proficiency in reading through accurately extracting key information from written sources
- Describe experiences and impressions with a degree of accuracy and fluency appropriate to this level
- Write short independent texts in German
- Demonstrate greater understanding and knowledge of key grammar points with appropriate usage
- Demonstrate awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of German and English


- Review of grammatical areas covered in elementary course throughout topic work
- Focusing on more complex word order and wider range of tenses
- Understanding Cases with prepositions and adjectives
- Applying for a job
- Giving and asking for opinions
- Evaluating opinions and drawing conclusions; agreement or disagreement
- Colloquial and casual forms of speech;
- Situations in the workplace
- Talking about culture, society and history
- Current affairs: covering areas relating to the environment, the arts, culture, entertainment and media
- Talking about future plans, hopes and intentions

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class202.0040.00
Private study hours160.00
Total Contact hours40.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

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

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Guided independent study each week, attendance and participation in class.

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins50.00
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 30 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

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: 22/08/2023


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