GER-90011 - German 11
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 2024/25

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Available as a Free Standing Elective





German 10 or equivalent (e.g. CEFR level B2+)

Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

This module is designed for students with professional working proficiency in German language who have completed German 10 or equivalent (CEFR B2+).
The module aims to consolidate and enhance existing German language skills to enable students to engage in colloquial, academic and professional discussions and exchanges; to understand detailed and complex information reliably, and to recognize different styles and registers used in various contexts. It is also designed to enhance and further develop students' understanding of the German speaking world culture, history, and contemporary issues.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Present clear, well-structured oral texts, expressing points of view at some length, presenting detailed descriptions of complex subjects, integrating subthemes, and developing points in a variety of contexts: 3
Use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes, and identify cultural references: 1,2,3
Identify and analyse the interactions and implications of complex spoken, written and online interactions: 1,2,3
Analyse and summarise long, complex, and specialised texts, appreciating distinctions of style, including literary and specialized articles: 1,2,3
Write different kinds of texts, including essays or reports about complex subjects, in a style appropriate for the reader: 1,2
Deal effectively with communication problems and cultural issues that arise by clarifying and exemplifying: 1,2,3

Study hours

22 hours of contact time in class.
40 hours assessment preparation and completion.
88 hours guided independent study.

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: Online Tasks weighted 30%
Online tasks.
Students will complete a series of online exercises to assess their reading comprehension, grammar and writing skills in the target language.

2: Class Test weighted 20%
Class test.
Students will complete an in-class test which may include writing a short text in the target language in class.

3: Oral Exam weighted 50%
Spoken Interaction Assessment
A 20-25 minute spoken interaction assessment to test speaking (productive), listening (receptive) and conversation (interaction) skills. Tasks may include a presentation, role play, description or similar, and question and answer. If assessments are organised in pairs or groups, individual marks will be awarded to each student.