|Module Title||GERMAN LANGUAGE|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Winifred Davies|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Pre-Requisite||(Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 2 German|
|Course delivery||Seminars / Tutorials||60|
|Oral examination||One 20-minute oral examination||40%|
|Continuous assessment||30%: fortnightly translation passages; 10%: atttendance, active contribution and performance in the oral class.||30%|
The format of this 'thin' moduleis as follows: there will be two weekly classes (one concentrating on oral and one concentrating on written skills) and one fortnightly class. The weekly hours will be devoted to a variety of language exercises aimed at developing written and oral skills. The fortnightly hour will involve translation practice from and into German. Continuous assessment marks for the module will be derived from written work set at that fortnightly hour, and from attendance, active contribution and performance in wth weekly oral hour.
The aims of the module are:
1. To consolidate students' knowledge of German grammar and vocabulary, with the ultimate aim of fostering accuracy in writing German.
2. To train students to translate accurately into English (or German) passages of continuous German (English) prose. Accuracy refers to content, idiom and style, and to grammatical usage, i.e. the translation ought to include all the information in the original and this ought to be expressed in English (German) that sounds as if a native-speaker had written it, that is grammatically correct, and is as formal or informal as the original.
3. To develop students' oral competence.
By the end of the module students will have consolidated and expanded their knowledge of German grammar and vocabulary and should be able to translate accurately into English or German passages of continuous German (English) prose. They should have at least a passive awareness of major stylistic levels of German. They will also have learnt how to give oral presentations in the target language and should be able to summarise a (spoken or written) German text in their own words (in English and German). They will also have learnt about intercultural differences between German and English.
** Recommended Text
A.E. Hammer . Revised by M. Durrell.. German Grammar and Usage. Edward Arnold - paperback