Module Identifier GE20130  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Winifred V Davies  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Miss Melanie M Wagner  
Pre-Requisite (Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 2 German  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   77  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam3 Hours written examination30%
Semester Assessment Oral Examination: One 20-minute oral examination20%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: 20%: regular work assignments (12 in all); 10%: atttendance, active contribution and performance in the small groups. 20%: Listening comprehension50%
Supplementary Exam3 Hours Supplementary examinations consist of one three hour paper (unless only the oral component is failed in which case the supplementary examination will be an oral)  100%
Supplementary Exam3 Hours Supplementary examinations consist of one three hour paper (unless only the oral component is failed in which case the supplementary examination will be an oral)  100%

Learning outcomes

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

- identify your own improvement in German vocabulary and grammatical knowledge in written - and spoken language
- differentiate between major stylistic levels of German
- recognise and understand different linguistic registers in German
- translate selected German passages showing idiomatic, authentic style and grammatical usage
- present independently prepared material in spoken or written German
- discuss and debate topical issues in German
- summarise in your own words selected pieces of written or spoken German
- give your own insights into contemporary German life and culture
- take part in role-plays in German
- enter into conversation in German with confidence in your ability to express youself

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 is a thin module with 3 hours per week and 1 hour per fortnight extending over Semesters 1 and 2. One weekly hour and the fortnightly hour will be devoted to the teaching of grammar and the whole class will be taught together. In 2 of the weekly hours students will be divided into small groups and will do a range of listening/writing/oral exercises. All classes will be devoted to the integrated study of the German language in its cultural context. Continuous assessment marks will be derived from work set in the weekly classes and from class texts held during the weekly hour.

Listening comprehension (a skill of considerable importance for the Intercalary Year) will be practised from time to time during the year in class. It will be assessed by tests which will contribute 20% of the total marks for the module. You are expected and strongly advised to practise listening comprehension in your time (e.g. in the Langauge Resource Centre).   


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.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
A.E. Hammer . Revised by M. Durrell. German Grammar and Usage Edward Arnold - paperback
The New Collins German-English, English-German Dictionary
The Oxford-Duden Dictionary (German-English, English-German)
** Should Be Purchased
em: Abchlusskurs Deutsche als Fremdsprache Max Hueber Verlag 3-19-001628-3


This module is at CQFW Level 5