GER-90005 - German 5
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 4 or equivalent (e.g. GCSE grade 6-9/B-A-A*, CEFR Level A2).

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Description for 2024/25

This module will build upon the competence acquired in German 4 (or equivalent).
Students will become acquainted with aspects of German culture through the medium of German. Each week will be devoted to a different topic, which will include themes such as club life, the generation gap, travel, friendship, and German proverbs and nursery rhymes. The core skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - will be expanded and communicative competence and awareness of grammar will be developed further. Teaching will be based around a course book which will be supplemented by a range of video material. There will be a variety of tasks and exercises during each class, such as discussion and role play; listening comprehension and reading and writing tasks and further, partly web-based, self-study tasks.
The language level of this module corresponds to work leading to Level B1 in the European Common Framework for Languages (CEFR -B1)

To consolidate existing German language skills and further develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as develop general language learning skills.
The course is also designed to offer insights into cultural specificities.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Understand the main point in short, clear speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, studies, leisure, etc.: 1,3
Interpret, summarise and extract key information from written texts that consist mainly of high frequency personal, everyday or job-related language: 1,2
Interact in routine tasks requiring direct exchange of information on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life: 3
Write coherent texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest (e.g. messages, simple personal e-mail, etc.): 1,2
Recognise and use different linguistic structures in the target language and compare them to the English language: 1,2,3
Recognise and act upon cultural differences as encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate awareness of register, style and different language varieties: 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 8-12 minute spoken interaction assessment to test speaking (productive), listening (receptive) and conversation (interaction) skills. Task may include 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.