GER-90012 - German 12
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


Available as a Free Standing Elective





German 11 or equivalent (CEFR B2+/C1)

Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

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 recognized 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 descriptions or arguments in a style appropriate to the context and with an effective logical structure for social and professional purposes: 1,2,3
Analyse and summarise long, complex, and specialized factual and literary texts, appreciating distinctions of style, and including specialised articles that do not relate to a specific field: 1,2,3
Write complex letters, reports, or articles with an effective logical structure, including summaries and reviews of professional or literary works: 1,2
Mediate effectively between members of own and other communities, taking account of sociocultural and sociolinguistic differences and communicating finer shares of meaning: 3
Evaluate adapting language, style, tone and register flexibly and effectively, anticipating and dealing effectively with possible misunderstandings and communication issues: 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.