GER4004 : Intermediate Dutch
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Carol Fehringer
- Owning School: Modern Languages
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML, this module will focus on consolidating students' competence in Dutch. It will reinforce students' grammatical and lexical knowledge of the language and their ability to establish and maintain effective social and working relations with speakers of the foreign language.
This is a Dutch language course for students who have passed GER2031 'Beginners' Dutch' or who have done an equivalent beginners' Dutch course elsewhere. It will be divided into two parts:
A) Reading & Writing skills: i.e. Dutch grammar, translation into English, text comprehension (reading different types of texts and answering questions in Dutch and reading a short Dutch novel;
B) Oral and listening skills (including role-plays based on the set coursebook, general conversation and listening exercises).
One hour a week will be given to each part of the course. Part B will be taught by a native speaker of Dutch.
Outline Of Syllabus
Text comprehension (including reading one novel in Dutch), Dutch grammar, composition, translation into English, general oral work, oral role-plays based on coursebook, listening exercises.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||44||1:00||44:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||156:00||156:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
|GER4104||Intermediate Dutch - Part 1|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
As this is a language course it is more classroom-based than the other optional modules, hence the higher number of contact hours. The teaching will be split into two main parts: A) Reading and writing skills: i.e. grammar, translation and text comprehension, which includes reading a short novel in Dutch; B) Oral and listening skills, which will always be taught by a native speaker of Dutch and will focus on the students' active use of the spoken language in understanding and speaking Dutch.
THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT AND ASSESSED IN ENGLISH AND DUTCH, DEPENDING ON THE EXERCISE.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||1||M||6 pieces of written work spaced throughout the year.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
1. In the 120 mins written examination students will answer 3 questions which directly relate to the skills learned during the 'reading and writing skills' part of the course: 1 text comprehension exercise, 1 translation from Dutch into English from the set novel and 1 set of grammar exercises (including a small amount of translation from English to Dutch) (66.6%).
2. The oral examination is an integrated test of the oral and listening skills practised in the oral part of the course: aspects of the students' academic and social life, and answering questions on the set novel in Dutch.
Formative coursework: 6 pieces of written work spaced throughout the year
For the written exam students may be allowed to type their own answers provided that spell check / grammar check has been disabled.