Global Opportunities

GER4181 : Level D (HE Further Advanced) German: Advanced Writing Skills - Exchange Students Semester 1

Semester 1 Credit Value: 5
ECTS Credits: 3.0


In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in SML, this module will:

- build on language skills gained at Stages 1, 2 and 3.
- provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the target language and with the ability to develop a high level of written proficiency in professional and academic environments.
- prepare students for postgraduate study in areas that make extensive use of the target language.
- develop students' written translation skills into the target language.

Outline Of Syllabus

Specific topics and materials based on current issues will initially be provided by the lecturer. Subsequently, these will be supplied by students themselves for group practice in group work sessions.

Translation into the target language, summarising, and open writing will be practised throughout the year, preparing students for written communication in the target language.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching111:0011:00PiP language seminars
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops51:005:00PiP language workshops
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study134:0034:00N/A
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
GER4081Level D (HE Further Advanced) German: Advanced Writing Skills
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Language classes will introduce, model and offer guidance in each of the skills that students are required to practise during the course (including summary and commentary writing, intensive reading, taking part in critical discussions, and translation into the foreign language).

Group work will offer students an opportunity to work in small groups (in the target language) under close supervision of the lecturer. These classes will focus on the skills listed in the outline syllabus.

Teaching will be mostly in the target language.

Work requirements:
- researching materials for oral presentation and discussion
- writing critical discussions and summaries in the target language
- practising and revising advanced vocabulary and grammar

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M100This 24hr take-home assessment will test students' ability to write in the Target Language. *Continued below
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

* (Continued from above) This 24h take home exam will test students’ ability to write in the Target Language and is performed in a setting that is as close to a real-life professional or academic situation as possible.

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