Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
German 1 or equivalent (e.g. one year of German language studies several years ago)
This module is designed for students with limited prior knowledge of German (e.g. German 1, or one year of German at school several years ago) and will develop basic communication skills in everyday situations such as introducing oneself, talking about your daily routines and about your immediate surroundings. Alongside the German language, students will get an insight into German culture e.g. we will learn about a variety of German traditions, customs and culture specific behaviour. By following the video series 'Deutsch Plus' which charts the problems and successes of an immigrant to Germany in his first job, you will be able to put the language learnt into a work-based context. As the focus of this module is on communication skills, a large proportion of the class time will be based on oral and aural work listening to tapes and video material, and speaking in groups and in pairs in a variety of question-and-answer and role play exercises. Students will also develop and practise reading and writing in German. The course book will give a basic outline and structure to the module, and the book will be supplemented by regular audio-visual work and other materials. You will also have the opportunity to practise and reinforce vocabulary and language structures by using computer exercises in KLE, linked to the weekly classes.Upon successful completion of this module, students will normally have reached level A1 of the Common European Language Framework (CEFR - A1)
To improve student's German language skills, provide them with a basic understanding of culture specific behaviour; and enable them to become efficient language learners.
Intended Learning Outcomes
understand familiar words and basic phrases concerning their immediate surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly: 1interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to rephrase things; be able to ask and answer simple questions on familiar topics e.g. describing where they live: 1write short messages giving basic information and ask and reply to written questions: 2recognize and act upon cultural differences encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate knowledge of common traditions in the German speaking world: 1,2recognize simple grammatical structures in German and compare them to the English language.: 2understand simple sentences and short texts: 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.This module cannot be taken as a Level 3 elective.
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.