LANG08007 2016 German Year 4 Semester 1
This subject aims to build on the years of previous language studies and to equip the student with the linguistic skills to communicate competently in the target language and to develop the student's understanding 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 independent research in the target language.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
The student will perform confidently at Level B2 within the Common European Framework for Language Learning (Council of Europe Guidelines) and those who have spent a semester/year abroad in the country where the target language is spoken will be working towards Level C1
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 (higher in those who have lived in a country in which the target language is spoken) which makes regular interaction with native speakers quite 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 the main country in which the target language is spoken and start to acquire an awareness of other countries across the globe where the target language is spoken
self-correct when speaking/writing in the target language
Teaching and Learning Strategies
- Formal Class
- Language Class
- Translation & Grammar
- Conversation & Social Events
- Essay/ Project writing skills
Module Assessment Strategies
- Written Assessment
- Oral Assessment
- Independent Project work
- Written Assessment
- Oral Assessment
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 understand most film dialogue if in standard dialect.
Can read articles & reports concerned with contemporary prolems in which writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints. Can understand contemporary literary prose.
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 my views.
Can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to my 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 my 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 highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment aural, written reports/dissertation, essays||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,4,5,6|
|2||Continuous Assessment oral exams, presentations, reports...||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,5,6|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Lecture||Computer Laboratory||oral work||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Lecture||Flat Classroom||aural & written||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||study, project work, research, etc||4||Weekly||4.00|
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)
2010-01-07 Alltag, Beruf & Co.: Kurs- Und Arbeitsbuch 3 MIT CD Zum Arbeitsbuch (German Edition) Max Hueber Verlag
ISBN 3193015903 ISBN-13 9783193015907
- Contemporary Literary and Drama texts as selected by the Lecturer
- German Cinema - film & documentary as selected by the Lecturer
Online monolingual dictionary
Online bilingual dictionary