GER1171 : Level B (HE Intermediate) German - Exchange Semester 1
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Ms Andrea Wilczynski
- Lecturer: Mrs Christina Mueller-Stewart
- Teaching Assistant: Ms Charlotte Neubert
- Other Staff: Mr Okke Baumbach
- Owning School: Modern Languages
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
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
1. From the course book, two of:
*Menschen in Deutschland (Blick von außen; 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
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||11||2:00||22:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||11||1:00||11:00||Grammar workshop|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||67:00||67:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
|GER1071||Level 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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||50||1||M||100||In-class assessment of portfolio tasks and speaking.|
|Written exercise||1||M||Formative task prior to in-class assessment.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
In-class assessment of portfolio tasks.
Continuous assessment helps students assess their progress throughout the year in the four skills and grammar providing formative, regular feedback and stimulating independent learning.