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Unit information: Post-Beginners German in 2020/21

Unit name Post-Beginners German
Unit code UWLP10005
Credit points 20
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Ms. Q Poetzsch
Open unit status Open
Pre-requisites

Pass at GCSE (Grade C) or equivalent, in German

Co-requisites

None

School/department School of Modern Languages
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description

This unit provides further development of students’ knowledge of the target language beyond beginners’ level. It is intended:

  • To review and consolidate the essential structures of the target language, developing both vocabulary and a range of language structures thus equipping students with the linguistic tools to enable them to communicate effectively in everyday situations
  • To further develop active and passive language skills, including comprehension skills in listening and note taking, productive skills in speaking, reading and writing
  • To expand students’ knowledge of the socio-cultural aspects of the regions/countries in which the languages are spoken and to introduce the transferable skills necessary for studying and/or working abroad

Intended learning outcomes

This unit provides further development of students’ knowledge of the target language beyond beginners’ level. It is intended:

  • To review and consolidate the essential structures of the target language, developing both vocabulary and a range of language structures thus equipping students with the linguistic tools to enable them to communicate effectively in everyday situations
  • To further develop active and passive language skills, including comprehension skills in listening and note taking, productive skills in speaking, reading and writing
  • To expand students’ knowledge of the socio-cultural aspects of the regions/countries in which the languages are spoken and to introduce the transferable skills necessary for studying and/or working abroad

Teaching details

This unit will be taught online only in 2021-22. Learners will be involved in a variety of synchronous activities, mostly interactive with maximum use of the target language, but with attention devoted also to explaining the fundamentals of the target language’s structures. These activities will be supported and amplified by asynchronous e-learning opportunities and self-directed exercises.

Assessment Details

  • Examination which includes Reading, Writing and Listening – 75% - assesses ILOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5*In-class presentation / speaking exercise to assess oral – 25% - assesses ILOs 1, 2 and 3

Reading and References

A course book, clearly identified for this level by the Language Director concerned. Reading and reference material will be provided on Blackboard.

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