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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FLTU1405 Beginners German

10 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Gabriele Zagel-Millmore

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1401Beginners German
FLTU1402Beginners German 20cr Sem2
FLTU1403Beginners German 20cr Sem1&2
FLTU1409Beginners German 10 credits Semester 2

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.


This module aims to introduce students to German and gradually develop their ability to function at beginners' 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 that level. They should also develop an awareness of German culture.

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 key information from audio material
- understand and make themselves understood by a sympathetic native speaker in specific contexts
- demonstrate some awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of Italian and English
- demonstrate a basic knowledge of grammar including the present tense, prepositions, adjectives, formation of the negative


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 Class102.0020.00
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Guided independent study each week including review of the lesson, consolidation and homework tasks; preparation and practice for the in-class tasks and the speaking exam.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Guided independent study, participation in class, feedback on homework and preparation for the speaking exam.

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins50.00
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 00 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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