Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
The Language of German Politics
Academic Year
Semester 2
(Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 3 German.
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 3 x 1 Hour Lectures
Seminar 10 x 1 Hour Seminars


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: 2 translations + 1 essay of 1000 words in German  40%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   written examination (translation and essay)  60%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmit failed elements and/or make good any missing elements  40%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Resit the exam if failed or missed  60%

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module students will have acquired a basic stock of German political vocabulary and be able to understand their English equivalents. They will be able to translate political texts from German into English with a high degree of fluency, recognising the special requirements of such translations, and will be familiar with various aspects of German political life.

Brief description

This course (taught in German) involves translation from German political sources (theoretical and topical), and aims to familiarise students with (1) a special register of the language and (2) the significant political issues in contemporary political life in Germany. Students are requested to read the current periodicals and newspapers held in the Department and to make use of the satellite TV in the Language Laboratory.

It is also recommended that they register with a German-language news service such as German News. For more information see the following websites:


This module is at CQFW Level 6