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FLTU1415 Elementary German 10 Credits

10 creditsClass Size: 8

Module manager: Kirsten Rathjen

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of FLTU1401, FLTU1402, FLTU1403 beginners German/CEFR A1 or equivalent

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1413Elementary German 20cr Sem1&2

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

Elementary 10 credits German is for students who have completed a beginners module and/or spent some time in a German-speaking environment and/or reached CEFR A1 and want to improve their German but have only 10 credits spare. The focus is on achieving a reasonable level of communication and accuracy in speaking, listening, reading and writing and a deeper understanding of German culture.


To consolidate knowledge of German at beginners level and develop skills and competence towards CEFR A2 level/equivalent. On completion of the module students should be able to identify the main language points in familiar contexts and hold conversations in German on the topics covered. They should feel confident in using their German and in accessing a variety of authentic resources. Students should also develop a deeper awareness of German culture.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students should be able to:
- Make themselves understood by a proficient language speaker over a range of everyday topics
- Read texts of a reasonable length
- Understand the main points of clear, standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in daily life, in work and at university, and be able to understand the main points of audio-visual material when the delivery is at a reasonable pace
- Describe experiences and impressions orally and in writing
- Demonstrate greater understanding of key grammar points with appropriate usage
- Demonstrate awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of German and English


- Talking about oneself in more detail
- Arranging to meet
- Describing locations, accommodation
- Discussing holidays and travel
- Use of present, past and future tenses

Cultural awareness: free choice of topic

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, weekly homework, review of the lesson and preparation for the weekly classes. Preparation and practice for the in-class tasks and final exam.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Weekly homework, peer and tutor feedback; mock tasks in preparation for the summative assessment

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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