Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
German Language-Beginners
Academic Year
Semester 1
Also available in
Mutually Exclusive
GE21530 German Language – Beginners Semester 1
Only available to incoming exchange students.
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Written Assignments  (4 written assignments, 2 of them under exam conditions (those taken under exam conditions counting twice as much as the others)  60%
Semester Assessment Listening Comprehension  (2 tests)  20%
Semester Assessment Oral Performance  (2 marks based on attendance, active contribution and performance in small oral groups)  20%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate your interest in and understanding of the German language as a subject of study.

2. Display proficiency in the essential framework of German grammar and syntax.

3. Translate selected passages from and into German.

4. Use a range of linguistic structures, particularly those in more frequent general usage.

5. Communicate in written German at an appropriate standard.

6. Produce summaries of material written in German.

7. Give your own insights into aspects of German.

8. Use a good range of German vocabulary.

9. 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.

Brief description

This module forms part of the core Level 2 programme in European Languages (German Minor) and is one of three written language courses taken in that year. For a full description of this module see GE11020 - Beginners German 2.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number N/A
Communication Oral and written
Improving own Learning and Performance Online exercises
Information Technology Grammar, translation software.
Personal Development and Career planning Employability awareness, oral and written skills.
Problem solving Grammar, translation, aural and conversation.
Research skills Linguistics, aural skills
Subject Specific Skills Translations, communication.
Team work Language project, translations, communication.


This module is at CQFW Level 5