Module Identifier GE10740  
Module Title GERMAN LANGUAGE (BEGINNERS)  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Ms Iris Lochbaum  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite O level in German or equivalent or another language.  
Course delivery Lecture   Total of 96 Lectures, Seminars/Tutorials and Practicals (to include Language Laboratory and CALL).  
  Seminars / Tutorials   Total of 96 Lectures, Seminars/Tutorials and Practicals (to include Language Laboratory and CALL).  
  Practical   Total of 96 Lectures, Seminars/Tutorials and Practicals (to include Language Laboratory and CALL).  
Assessment Assignment   Regular work assignments.   40%  
  Exam   2x2 Hours written exam and oral   60%  

Brief description


Intensive introduction to the German language.


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 GE20010

Learning outcomes


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 GE20010.


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.

Reading Lists

Books
** Recommended Text
Themen neu, vol 1 of two volume edition. Kursbuch & Arbeitsbuch
Themen neu, vol 1 of two volume edition. Kursbuch & Arbeitsbuch, Hueber, Munich