Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
German 2 or equivalent (e.g. GCSE grade lower than C/0-3, CEF level A1)
This module will build upon skills learnt in German 2 (or equivalent) and expand the students' vocabulary base and ability to interact in everyday situations in German. Topics include talking about family and friends, living conditions and travel plans. Students will consolidate and broaden their knowledge of vocabulary and grammar in class, as well as practise communicative skills. Teaching will be based around the textbook and a DVD series for language learners which focuses on young people's lives and work in today's Berlin. Various aspects of contemporary German life will be discussed, based on the textbook and audiovisual material, and thereby give an insight into German culture and customs. There will be a variety of tasks and exercises in class time, such as partner exercises, listening comprehensions, role-play and reading and writing tasks. Students will consolidate the skills acquired in class through further web-based self-study exercises.The language level of this module corresponds to work leading to Level A2 in the European Common Framework for Languages (CEFR -A2)
This module aims to consolidate written, reading, oral and listening skills in the target language, as well as providing students with an understanding of German life and culture.
Intended Learning Outcomes
understand phrases and vocabulary that relate to areas of immediate personal relevance: 1,2answer simple questions and exchange information on familiar topics and activities: 1use a series of phrases to describe their family, other people and living conditions: 1,2write a simple personal letter, for example thanking someone for something, with the use of a dictionary where appropriate: 2distinguish between the different registers in German language: 1,2read short simple texts and letters that rely on high frequency everyday language without the use of dictionaries: 1,2
20 hours of synchronous and asynchronous class time 100 hours class preparation and revision and private study22 hours revision for and completion of written exam 8 hours preparation for and attendance at spoken interaction exam
Admission to the module must be confirmed through completion of a language level self-assessment formStudents are only permitted to take one German language module per semester.
1: Oral Exam weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
Spoken interaction assessmentA 5-6 minute spoken interaction assessment to test speaking (productive) and listening (receptive) skills. Task may include role play, presentation, question and answer, description and similar. If assessments are organised in pairs or groups individual marks will be awarded to each student and the total time allowed will be 5-6 minutes per student.2: Exam weighted 50%
1 hour reading/writing examExamination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.