Study Abroad and Exchanges

Modules

Modules

GER1171 : Level B (HE Intermediate) German - Exchange Semester 1

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML, this module will:
* focus on developing students' written communicative and oral / aural competence in the foreign language (including fluency, grammatical and lexical accuracy and range)
* prepare students for the future study of the language
* facilitate students' ability to establish and maintain effective social and working relations with speakers of the foreign language in written and spoken media

This is a module for students with an A-level (or equivalent) in German. It consists of a weekly two-hour language class which covers the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing accompanied by a weekly one-hour grammar lecture.

THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT AND ASSESSED PREDOMINANTLY IN GERMAN

Outline Of Syllabus

Topics:
1. From the course book, two of:
*Menschen in Deutschland (Blick von au├čen; Lebensformen; Generationen)
*Mit der Zeit (Die innere Uhr; Zeit im Kulturnergleich; Unter Zeitdruck)
*Arbeit und Beruf (Die Zukunft der Arbeit; Innovative Ideen; Multikulturelle Zusammenarbeit)
*Bei bester Gesundheit (Fitness-Sport-Gesundheit; Im Krankheitsfall; Alternative Heilverfahren)
2. current affairs

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching112:0022:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops111:0011:00Grammar workshop
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study167:0067:00N/A
Total100:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
GER1071Level B (HE Intermediate) German
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Teaching in the language classes will focus on communication while the grammar workshops will focus on the formal structures of the language. All four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking are fully integrated in the language classes.

Independent learning and learner autonomy are encouraged through the means of portfolio tasks, pair and group work and self-study at home and in the Open Access Centre. Initiative is expected from students at this level, e.g. course participants will be asked to contribute their own materials to the classes.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio1M100Comprising 2 Portfolio tasks and speaking
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

A portfolio of 2 written pieces of coursework (submission deadlines to be set by module leader) - 100%.

Continuous assessment helps students assess their progress throughout the year in the four skills and grammar providing formative, regular feedback and stimulating independent learning.

Reading Lists

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