LANG08001 2016 German: Business, Society & Culture Year 4 Semester 1

General Details

Full Title
German: Business, Society & Culture Year 4 Semester 1
Transcript Title
Business German 4.1
Code
LANG08001
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
LANG - Foreign Language
Department
MKTS - Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
10 - 10 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Deborah Keegan, Joan Morrison, Sarah OBeirne
Programme Membership
SG_BIMGE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in International Marketing with German SG_BINTE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Marketing and Languages
Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

The student will perform confidently at Level B2 - C1 within the Common European Framework for Language Learning (Council of Europe Guidelines).

2.

understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussion in his/her field of specialisation

3.

interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity which makes regular interaction with native speakers possible without strain for either party

4.

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

5.

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

6.

carry out research in German individually and collaboratively using appropriate resources

7.

self-correct when speaking/writing in German

Teaching and Learning Strategies

  1. Vocabulary and language development
  2. Guided interaction
  3. Spontaneous, independently prepared contributiions
  4. Translation and advanced language skills
  5. Computer mediated activities
  6. Writing skills: Business Correspondence and general language
  7. Report / Project writing skills

 

Module Assessment Strategies

  • Oral presentations, interviews and simulations
  • Language Skills tests
  • Report

Repeat Assessments

Written Assessment

Oral Assessment

Indicative Syllabus

Listening:

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.

Reading:

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

Spoken interaction:

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.

Spoken production:

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.

Writing:

 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

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

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
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Computer Laboratory Learning acquisition and research 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Flat Classroom Interactive Learning 6 Weekly 6.00
Independent Learning Not Specified study, project work, research, etc 8 Weekly 8.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 8.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2007-02-03 Fit Furs Goethe-Zertifikat: C1 Book & CD (German Edition) Max Hueber Verlag
ISBN 3190018758 ISBN-13 9783190018758
Recommended Reading
1990-06-12 Deutsch Uben: Band 5 (German Edition) Max Hueber Verlag
ISBN 3190074534 ISBN-13 9783190074532
Recommended Reading
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)

Recommended Reading
Berufssprachfhrer: Deutsch in der Firma
ISBN 3192074752 ISBN-13 9783192074752

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Contemporary literary / dramatic texts as selected by lecturer

Film and documentary dvd as selected by lecturer

 

Other Resources

Online monolingual and bilingual dictionaries