Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Completion of German 5 or equivalent (eg AS-level grade D, GCSE grade A or A*/7-9, CEF level B1)
This module is designed for students who have completed German 5 (or equivalent). Each week will be devoted to a different topic, which will include themes such as German identity, local culture and politics, festivals etc. The core skills, listening; speaking; reading and writing, will be expanded and communicative competence and awareness of grammar will be developed. Teaching will be based around a set course book which will be supplemented by a range of video and other language material. There will be a variety of tasks and exercises during each class, such as discussion and role play, listening comprehension and reading; and there will be further self-study opportunities via KLE and portfolio work.Upon successful completion of this module, students will normally have reached level B1 of the Common European Language Framework (CEFR - B1)
To consolidate existing German language skills and further develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as developing general language learning skills. The course is also designed to offer insights into cultural specificities of German speaking countries.
Intended Learning Outcomes
understand the main points of many radio and TV programs on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.: 1,2enter unprepared into conversation on topics such as travel and current events.: 1give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans, and narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe their reactions.: 1write, under exam conditions, personal letters describing experiences and impressions, and write simple essays with the help of dictionaries, textbooks and authentic language materials: 2demonstrate awareness of correct grammar, register and style : 1,2demonstrate awareness of cultural issues in German speaking countries: 1,2understand the written description of events, feelings and wishes.: 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 assessment ressA 6-7 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.