GER2061 : Level C (HE Advanced) German
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Ms Andrea Wilczynski
- Lecturer: Mrs Christina Mueller-Stewart
- Owning School: Modern Languages
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value:
Semester 2 Credit Value:
In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML, this module will:
- focus on further developing students' written communicative and oral/aural competence in the foreign language gained in GER1071.
- 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 during their intercalary year.
This module consists of a weekly two-hour German language class which covers the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing accompanied by a weekly one-hour grammar lecture.
Outline Of Syllabus
1.2 Universität & Bildung
1.3 Modernes Leben
2. Current affairs (written texts and material from television and internet)
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||44||1:00||44:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||134:00||134:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
|GER2161||Level C (HE Advanced) German - Exchange Semester 1|
|GER2261||Level C (HE Advanced) German - Exchange Semester 2|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Teaching in the language classes will focus on communication while the grammar lectures will focus on the formal structures of the language. All four skills: listening, writing and speaking are fully integrated in the language classes and will be assessed.
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 Language Resource Centre. Initiative is expected from students at this level, e.g. course participants will be asked to contribute their own materials to the classes.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Aural Examination||90||2||M||20||Listening test|
|Portfolio||2||M||20||Portfolio of three written pieces of work.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
- One 150 minute Reading/Writing/Grammar exam (40%) in Semester 2
- One Oral Examination (20%) in Semester 2
- One Listening Test (20%) in Semester 2
- A portfolio of 3 written pieces of coursework (the 2 best submissions will count towards the final mark; submission deadlines to be set by module leader) (20%)
Resit: a 150 minute written examination (as above) consisting of reading/writing/ grammar
Continuous assessment helps students assess their progress throughout the year in the four skills and grammar providing formative, regular feedback and stimulating independent learning. The formal examination provides summative information to staff and students on students' achievements in the module.