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Module

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

  • Offered for Year: 2019/20
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Okke Baumbach
  • Lecturer: Dr Hilary Potter
  • 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 teaching331:0033:00Language classes
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study167:0067:00N/A
Total100:00
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 Examination1202A70This assessment will test students’ ability to write in the Target Language. *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 exercise1M30This assessment will test students’ ability to write in the Target Language. *Continued in Assessment Rationale below
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise1MVarious written tasks designed to help students prepare for the written examination
Written exercise2MTranslation exercise - Various written tasks designed to help students prepare for the written examination
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.

* (Continued from above) Students may be allowed to type their own answers provided that spell and grammar checks have been disabled.

Reading Lists

Timetable