|| GE20010 |
|| GERMAN LANGUAGE (SINGLE HONS EUROPEAN LANG: MINOR LANGUAGE) |
|| 2001/2002 |
|| Dr Winifred Davies |
|| Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters) |
|| Only available to Single Honours European Languages students. (Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 2 German. |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 16 lectures / seminars / tutorials |
|| Continuous assessment || 5 translations from German. || 40% |
|| Exam || 2 Hours Translation from German into English. || 60% |
This module forms part of the core Level 2 programme in European Languages (German Minor) and is one of the three written language courses taken in that year (it may be taken in year 4 by students who take up the minor language
ab initio in Year 2). It thus follows on from the appropriate module in earlier years (GE10120, GE10740, GE21530) and aims to deepen students' understanding of German as a written language and to enhance their knowledge of German more generally, with the emphasis in assessed work being on the ability to translate accurately and idiomatically from German. Students who successfully complete the module should feel that they have a good advanced passive command of different registers of German and a better understanding of the workings of German grammar within the written language.
The format is as follows: students will attend all the weekly language classes in Semester 1 (11 hours) and will also attend the fortnightly translation classes (in both semesters) in which translations out of German are discussed (5 hours). The total number of contact hours will thus be 16. Students produce 5 pieces of assessed work over the year.
Students who successfully complete the module should feel that they have a good advanced passive command of different registers of German and a better understanding of the workings of German grammar within the written language.
** Recommended Text
The Oxford-Duden Dictionary (German-English, English-German).
The New Collins German-English, English-German Dictionary.