Module Identifier GE10120  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Paul Cooke  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite A level or equivalent  
Mutually Exclusive GE10740  
Course delivery Lecture   Total of 48 Lectures and Seminars/Tutorials  
  Seminars / Tutorials   Total of 48 Lectures and Seminars/Tutorials  
Assessment Exam   3 Hours Written exam.   60%  
  Continuous assessment   Regular work assignments.   40%  

Brief description
This is a thin module with two classes per week over two semesters. Students will be divided into groups for these classes, which will be devoted to the integrated study of the German language in its cultural context. Exercises will be set regularly. Marks for these - and for occasional tests in class - will constitute your continuous assessment mark for the course. Students should buy a good bilingual dictionary, either the Collins or the Oxford.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module, if you have made satisfactory progress, you will be able to:

- identify an increase in your own skills in independent language study since A level
- describe and demonstrate the improvement in your linguistic knowledge and skills since A level
- demonstrate your interest in and understanding of the German language as a subject of study
- display proficiency in basic German grammar and syntax
- translate selected passages from and into German
- point out different registers of written German
- use a range of linguistic structures
- communicate in written German at a standard appropriate to Level 1
- produce summaries of material written in German
- use a relatively extensive German vocabulary
- give your own insights into key aspects of German society
- 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.

Reading Lists
** Recommended Text
Hammer. German Grammar and Usage (revised by Martin Durrell). Edward Arnold
** Should Be Purchased
Moeller et al. Kaleidoskop. 5th. Houghton Mifflin
** Recommended Consultation
Zorach. English Grammar for Students of German. Arnold