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Module

GER4081 : Level D (HE Further Advanced) German: Advanced Writing Skills

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Mrs Sara Heim
  • Lecturer: Mr Okke Baumbach, Professor Beate Muller
  • Owning School: Modern Languages
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 5
Semester 2 Credit Value: 5
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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 teaching221:0022:00PiP language seminars
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops101:0010:00PiP language workshops
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study681:0068:00N/A
Total100:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
GER4181Level D (HE Further Advanced) German: Advanced Writing Skills - Exchange Students Semester 1
GER4281Level D (HE Further Advanced) German: Advanced Writing Skills - Exchange Students Semester 2
GER4084Level D (HE Further Advanced) German: Advanced Writing Skills - IBM
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 written translation

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A8024 hr take home exam. *Continued in Assessment Rationale below
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
GER4281Level D (HE Further Advanced) German: Advanced Writing Skills - Exchange Students Semester 22N/A
2N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M2024 hr take home assessment. **Continued in Assessment Rationale below
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise1MThis exercise will help students prepare for the final written examination (writing).
Written exercise2MThis exercise will help students prepare for the final written examination (translation and writing).
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Writing and translation are assessed by means of an examination in order to ensure that the students' output is produced in identical conditions and is their own work.

The written examination and assessment are performed in a setting that is as close to a real-life professional or academic situation as possible.

* (Continued from above) This 24h take home assessment will test students' ability to write and translate into
the Target Language.

** (Continued from above) This 24h take home exam will test students’ ability to write in the Target Language.

Reading Lists

Timetable