|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||20%: 8 written assignments, 4 of them under exam conditions (those taken under exam conditions counting twice as much as the others); 10%: listening comprehension (4 tests); 10%: oral (4 marks based on attendance, active contribution and performance in small oral groups).||40%|
|Semester Exam||Oral Examination (A 15-minute interview with one member of staff. During this interview the candidate will be asked: (a) to offer a brief presentation (maximum 5-7 minutes) in the target language on a selected topic and (b) to engage in a general conversation arising in the first instance from the presentation itself. Some weeks before the oral exam, students will be provided with four topics taken from the topics covered during the oral classes throughout the year. They will need to prepare all four of these topics as only one of them will be given to the student in the exam. The final exam topic will be provided to the candidate at the beginning of the examination. There will be no period of preparation time immediately beforehand. Candidates are reminded that they are not allowed to read from a script and are not allowed to bring any notes into the examination room; they must not deliver a previously learnt speech. The presentation should lead into (and be constructed so as to lead into) a conversation and further discussion of the topic. A more general conversation will follow.||10%|
|Semester Exam||3 Hours written examination in semester 2||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||3 Hours If the module has been failed, the supplementary exam will consist of a 3-hour written examination which will count for 100%. If the student has failed the oral exam but has a passing average without the oral exam being taken into consideration, the supplementary exam will consist of an oral examination only (same format as in May/June). The mark of this supplementary oral exam will be integrated into the final mark.||100%|
Students who have successfully completed this module should feel that they have a good introductory command of German across the four skills in the target language (reading, writing, speaking and listening) and should be able to proceed to take GE20130 or GE22020.
By the end of the module, if you have made satisfactory progress, you will be able to:
- demonstrate your interest in and understanding of the German language as a subject of study
- display proficiency in the essential framework of German grammar and syntax
- translate selected passages from and into German
- use a range of linguistic structures, particularly those in more frequent general usage
- communicate in written German at a standard appropriate to Level 1 beginners
- produce summaries of material written in German
- give your own insights into aspects of German society
- use a good range of German vocabulary
- respond with understanding to spoken German
- make both supervised and independent use of the facilities available in the department: video, language laboratory, satellite television
Language modules have, as an integral part of their structure, regular homework assignments and class tests as well as end of year examinations. All assessment is designed to measure your progress against learning outcomes at the appropriate level.
The module consists of 4 hours per week. This module forms part of the core Level 1 programme in German and is the main language course in that year for students who do not have an 'A' level or equivalent in the language. It aims to introduce students to contemporary German, imparting all four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) and developing language awareness, and to bring students up to the standards which may enable them to proceed to Level 2. Students who successfully complete the module should feel that they have a good introductory command of German, and should be able to proceed to take GE20130 or GE22020.
This module is at CQFW Level 4