Module Identifier GE19930  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Jane Wilkinson  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Mr Alexander Christian Mangold, Mrs Inge Owen  
Pre-Requisite A-level or equivalent in German  
Mutually Exclusive GE10740  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   77 Hours: 2 core classes and 4 other classes each week  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam3 Hours Written examination.  30%
Semester Exam Oral examination. The oral examination takes the form of a 20-minute interview with the oral class tutor. During this interview the candidate will be asked: (a) to offer a brief presentation (maximum 5-7 minutes), in German, on a selected topic and (b) to engage in a general conversation, arising in the first instance from one of the 4-6 topics covered during the first-year oral classes. Only one topic will be provided per candidate. Candidates thus need to be prepared to discuss a wide range of topics. The presentation topic will be provided to the candidate 20 minutes before the examination (exact arrangements will be on the notice-board well before the examination). Candidates are reminded that they are not allowed to read from a script; they may not bring extensive notes to the examination (notes will be collected at the end of the examination); they must not deliver a previously learnt speech. The presentation should lead into (and be constructed so as to lead into) a conversation and further discussion of the topic. A more general conversation will follow.20%
Semester Assessment Attendance and performance: Attendance, active contribution and performance in small groups.10%
Semester Assessment Regular work assignments.  20%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment - Listening Comprehension.20%
Supplementary Exam3 Hours 1 x 3 hour written examination (unless ONLY the oral component is failed, in which case the supplementary exam will be an oral examination).100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to

- identify an increase in their own skills in independent language study since A level
- demonstrate the improvement in their linguistic knowledge and skills since A level
- display proficiency in German grammar and syntax at the appropriate level
- translate selected passages from and into German
- identify different registers of written German
- use a range of linguistic structures
- communicate in written and oral German at a standard appropriate to Level 1
- produce summaries of material written in German
- use a relatively extensive German vocabulary
- give their own insights into key aspects of German society
- participate in debate at a standard appropriate to Level 1
- respond with clear understanding of spoken German
- demonstrate familiarity and confidence in the spoken application of German grammar

Brief description

This is a thin module with 3 hours per week and one hour per fortnight extending over Semesters 1 and 2. Students 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. Exercises will be set regularly. Marks for these - and for occasional tests in class, including tests in listening comprehension - will constitute the C/A mark for the course

Reading Lists

** Should Be Purchased
em:Hauptkurs Deutsch als Fremdsprache fur die Mittelstufe(Arbeitsbuch) Max Hueber Verlag
em:Hauptkurs Deutsch als Fremdsprache fur die Mittelstufe(Kursbuch) Max Hueber Verlag
** Recommended Text
Revised by Martin Durrell German Grammar and Usage Hammer. Edward Arnold
German Dictionary Collins/Oxford, Duden
** Recommended Consultation
Zorach English Grammar for Students of German Arnold


This module is at CQFW Level 4