GER2061 : Level C (HE Advanced) German

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML, this module will:
- focus on further developing students' written communicative and oral/aural competence in the foreign language gained in GER1071.
- 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 during their intercalary year.

This module consists of a weekly two-hour German language class which covers the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing accompanied by a weekly one-hour grammar lecture.

Outline Of Syllabus

1.1 Kultur
1.2 Universität & Bildung
1.3 Modernes Leben

2. Current affairs (written texts and material from television and internet)

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture221:0022:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching441:0044:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1134:00134:00N/A
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
GER2161Level C (HE Advanced) German - Exchange Semester 1
GER2261Level C (HE Advanced) German - Exchange Semester 2
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Teaching in the language classes will focus on communication while the grammar lectures will focus on the formal structures of the language. All four skills: listening, 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 Language Resource Centre. Initiative is expected from students at this level, e.g. course participants will be asked to contribute their own materials 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 Examination1502A40N/A
Aural Examination502M20Listening test
Oral Examination152M20N/A
Written Examination1052M20In-class assessment in each Semester. The best mark will count towards the final module mark.
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise1MFormative tasks prior to in-class assessment.
Written exercise2MFormative tasks prior to in-class assessment.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

- One 150 minute exam (40%) in Semester 2
- One Oral Examination (20%) in Semester 2
- One Listening Test (20%) in Semester 2
- In-class assessment of portfolio tasks. There will be an in-class assessment in each Semester and only the best mark will count towards the module mark (20%)

Resit: a 150 minute written examination (as above) consisting of reading/writing/ grammar

Continuous assessment helps students assess their progress throughout the year 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 students' achievements in the module.

Reading Lists