LANG08018 2016 German:Business, Society & Culture Year 4 Semester 2
As in semester 1, this subject consolidates the student's linguistic skills to communicate competently in the target language and to develop a deeper awareness of, and sensitivity to, social, cultural and economic issues relevant to the countries where German is spoken. The emphasis continues to be on attaining greater confidence and independence while engaging in business German, translation skills and understanding current affairs. There is significant emphasis on deepening the student's awareness of arts and culture. This module additionally requires the student to carry out and present independent / collaborative research in German.
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 continue to acquire an awareness of other countries across the globe where German is spoken
self-correct when speaking/writing in German
carry out research in German using appropriate resources with the aim of producing independent and/or collaborative project work.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
- vocabulary and language development
- guided interaction
- independent and collaborative contribution through project assignment
- independent reading and critical discussion to include general, business and cultural contexts.
- computer mediated activities
- Film & documentary
Module Assessment Strategies
Listening: can understand extended speech and lectures, and follow complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar. Can understand and comment on most TV news and current affairs programmes. Can follow TV series. Can understand film dialogue and documentary if spoken in standard language.
Reading: can read and commment on articles and reports concerned with contemporary issues and identify authors' particular attitudes or viewpoints. Can analyse research material on an chosen topic. Can read and analyse contemporary literary prose.
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 personal points of view.
Spoken production: can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to the particular student's 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 essay , project or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of, or against, a particular point of view. Can compose correspondence highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences. Can translate accurately for the most part between languages.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Written Assessment||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||30 %||OnGoing||1,2,4,5,6,7|
|2||Continuous Assessment oral exams, simulations, presentations.||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,5,6|
|3||Independent / collaborative project||Project||Project||20 %||Any|
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 and dramatic texts as selected by Lecturer
Film and Documentary as selected by Lecturer
Online monolingual and bilingual dictionaries