Study Abroad and Exchanges



GER1271 : Level B (HE Intermediate) German - Exchange Semester 2

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML, this module will:
1. Focus on developing the student's written communicative competence and oral/aural competence in the foreign language (including fluency, grammatical and lexical accuracy and range)
2. Prepare students for the future study of the language.
3. 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.

Outline Of Syllabus

1. From the course book:
* 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

This course will be taught and assessed predominantly in GERMAN.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching222:0044:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops221:0022:00Grammar workshops
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study134:0034:00N/A
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 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 open access centre. Initiative is expected from students at this level, e.g course participants will be asked to contribute their own material to the classes.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A40N/A
Aural Examination502M20N/A
Written Examination502M20In-class assessment.
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
GER1071Level B (HE Intermediate) German2N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prof skill assessmnt2M20Oral assessment
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise2MFormative tasks prior to in-class assessment.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

- One 120 minute exam in Semester 2 (40%) on Reading/Writing/Grammar.
- One Listening Test (20%)
- An in-class assessment of portfolio tasks (20%)
- Oral assessment (20%)

Continuous assessment helps students assess their progess throughout the semester 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 individual student's achievement in the module.

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