LANG08001 2016 German: Business, Society & Culture Year 4 Semester 1
This subject aims to build on the years of previous language studies, including study abroad, and to equip the student with the linguistic skills to communicate competently and confidently in the target language; to develop the student's appreciation of, and sensitivity to, social, cultural and economic issues relevant to the countries of the target languages. It also aims to develop the student's capacity to carry out research individually and in collaborative groups through the target language.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
The student will perform confidently at Level B2 - C1 within the Common European Framework for Language Learning (Council of Europe Guidelines).
understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussion in his/her field of specialisation
interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity which makes regular interaction with native speakers possible without strain for either party
produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issues giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options
understand and appreciate various historical, political and social issues relevant to Germany and start to acquire and awareness of other countries across the globe where German is spoken
carry out research in German individually and collaboratively using appropriate resources
self-correct when speaking/writing in German
Teaching and Learning Strategies
- Vocabulary and language development
- Guided interaction
- Spontaneous, independently prepared contributiions
- Translation and advanced language skills
- Computer mediated activities
- Writing skills: Business Correspondence and general language
- Report / Project writing skills
Module Assessment Strategies
- Oral presentations, interviews and simulations
- Language Skills tests
Can understand extended speech and lectures and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar. Can understand most TV news and current affairs programmes. Can follow TV series. Can understand film dialogue and documentary film if in standard dialect.
Can read articles & reports concerned with contemporary problems in which writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints. Can understand contemporary literary prose. Can read complete work(s) of contemporary German writing
Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible. Can take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining views.
Can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to the field of interest. Can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Can write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to student's interests/field of specialisation. Can write an essay or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view. Can write letters/emails highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences. Can produce independent, reflective research.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment written and aural||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,4,5,6,7|
|2||Continuous Assessment oral exams, presentations and simulations||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,5,6,7|
Required & Recommended Book List
2007-02-03 Fit Furs Goethe-Zertifikat: C1 Book & CD (German Edition) Max Hueber Verlag
ISBN 3190018758 ISBN-13 9783190018758
1990-06-12 Deutsch Uben: Band 5 (German Edition) Max Hueber Verlag
ISBN 3190074534 ISBN-13 9783190074532
2000 Lehr- und bungsbuch der deutschen Grammatik: Neubearbeitung (German Edition) Max Hueber Verlag
ISBN 3190072558 ISBN-13 9783190072552
Lehr- und bungsbuch der deutschen Grammatik: Neubearbeitung (German Edition)
Berufssprachfhrer: Deutsch in der Firma
ISBN 3192074752 ISBN-13 9783192074752
Contemporary literary / dramatic texts as selected by lecturer
Film and documentary dvd as selected by lecturer
Online monolingual and bilingual dictionaries