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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

GERM1010 German Language Awareness and Skills

20 creditsClass Size: 80

Module manager: Judith Eberharter

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

Year running 2024/25

Pre-requisite qualifications

German A-Levels (at least grade B) or equivalent (B1+ Level in German according to CEFR)

This module is mutually exclusive with

GERM1020Beginners German (A1 of the CEFR)
GERM1021Pre-Intermediate German Language (A2/B1 of the CEFR)

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

In this module students will consolidate and improve their German skills in all areas of language learning (reading, listening, writing, speaking, grammar and vocabulary) in accordance with B1 CEFR. Students will be enabled to reflect on the use of language and learn how to use language in different contexts including an academic context. Students will develop the knowledge and skills required for successful oral and written communication in German. Topics include social and cultural issues relevant to understanding German speaking societies.


This module aims to:- consolidate and further develop students’ German language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing - establish a good grasp of basic and advanced German grammar and structures, focussing on grammar in context and the usage of grammar in authentic communicative situations in a German speaking environment- develop students’ skills to analyse the usage of language in different contexts and registers, enhancing students’ language awareness- encourage students to reflect on their own use of language as well as their language learning strategies - broaden students’ general and topic-specific vocabulary - engage students with authentic German-language materials - engage students with topics relevant to life in German-speaking cultures

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following learning outcomes relevant to the subject:

LO1. demonstrate a good awareness of the appropriate use of German language in different communicative situations

LO2. demonstrate an understanding of daily life and social conventions in German-speaking countries

LO3. critically reflect on their own language learning

LO4 express your thoughts clearly, coherently and with focus in both written and oral German to a standard of B1 of the CEFR

Skills Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following skills learning outcomes:

SO5. show intercultural understanding and awareness of German-speaking cultural contexts

SO6. adopt effective and proactive language learning strategies

SO7. demonstrate basic time management and organisation skills

SO8. Demonstrate basic teamwork and collaboration skills


Details of the syllabus will be provided on the Minerva organisation (or equivalent) for the module

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours140.00
Total Contact hours60.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will be given regular collective and individual feedback on written texts and oral presentations in class; further more there will the opportunity for detailed feedback through:

Learning strategies poster

Monitoring assessment (group work) for portfolio part 2

practice essays

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PortfolioPart 130.00
PortfolioPart 230.00
Online AssessmentOTLA: 48 Hours40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

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: 02/05/2024


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