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Unit information: Post-Beginners German for visiting students in 2020/21

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Unit name Post-Beginners German for visiting students
Unit code UWLP10031
Credit points 10
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Ms. Q Poetzsch
Open unit status Not open

Pass at GCSE (Grade C) or equivalent



School/department School of Modern Languages
Faculty Faculty of Arts


This unit is only available to study abroad students

This unit provides a general introduction to the target language. 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 in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information
  • 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

Intended learning outcomes

Students will:

1. be able to communicate orally and in writing with a degree of accuracy and fluency when dealing with immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need

2. be able to work at a basic level with routine authentic material and retrieve necessary information.

3. have acquired knowledge and awareness of the general social and cultural background of the target language.

4. be able to understand and interpret written texts at a basic level.

5. be able to respond to written texts at a basic level.

Overall, students will attain a level comparable to A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

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

  • In-class tests of 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. The unit is based on a coherent scheme of work developed by the unit coordinator, which will be made available on Blackboard.