GER-90004 - German 4
Coordinator: Ilse Wuhrer Room: CBB1.011 Tel: +44 1782 7 34079
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733960

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective





German 3 or equivalent (e.g. GCSE grade C/4-5, CEF level A2)

Barred Combinations

Description for 2022/23

This module will build on skills learnt in German 3 (or equivalent) and expand students vocabulary base and ability to interact in everyday situations in German. Topics include talking about education, likes and dislikes, future career plans and German reunification. 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 you 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.
Upon successful completion of this module, students will normally have reached level A2 of the Common European Language Framework (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 the main points in short, clear, simple messages and announcements (e.g. shopping, local area, employment): 1,2
handle short social interchanges in a familiar situation: 1
use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms their educational background and their present or most recent job: 1,2
write simple notes and messages: 2
distinguish between the different registers in the German language and use them with some confidence: 1,2
find specific information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables: 2

Study hours

20 hours of synchronous and asynchronous class time
100 hours class preparation and revision and private study
22 hours revision for and completion of written exam
8 hours preparation for and attendance at spoken interaction exam

School Rules

Admission to the module must be confirmed through completion of a language level self-assessment form
Students are only permitted to take one German language module per semester.

Description of Module Assessment

1: Oral Exam weighted 50%
Spoken interaction assessment
A 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 exam
Examination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.