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Unit information: German for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 1 in 2013/14

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Unit name German for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 1
Unit code LANG21023
Credit points 20
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Mr. Langner
Open unit status Open
Pre-requisites

Satisfactory completion of LANG11043 or if individual language level is deemed appropriate

Co-requisites

None

School/department Department of German
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description

A continuation of the Level 1 Grade 1 starting at post GCSE level.This unit aims to consolidate and develop general language structures and functions and to introduce basic specialist concepts and terminology to enable students to develop their existing knowledge of the language into areas related to professional life, with particular emphasis on the skills necessary for working in an international environment. The unit includes: practice in the four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), grammar development, vocabulary development, cultural and social aspects of the language, presentation skills. Students will be expected to complete a short project in the target language.

Intended learning outcomes

Students will be able:

  1. to produce accurate and fluent spoken and written language in a variety of registers;
  2. to understand written and spoken language studied at an upper-intermediate / lower advanced level and
  3. to demonstrate skills that can be put into practice if they spend time abroad in a country where the language is spoken.

Overall, students will attain a level comparable to B2/C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Teaching details

3 hours of teaching per week covering all four topics of Reading writing speaking and listening. Classroom based learning is supplemented by online access to resources delivered via Blackboard. Regular formative homework is set.

Assessment Details

The four skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – are assigned equal weighting for the purposes of assessment (25% each).

For reading and writing there is a formal mid-sessional examination at the end of TB1and a formal examination in the summer examination period.

  • The mid-sessional reading examination comprises 12.5% of the overall mark. The summer reading examination comprises 12.5% of the mark. Both assess ILOs 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • The mid-sessional writing examination comprises 12.5% of the overall mark. The summer writing examination comprises 12.5% of the mark. Both assess ILOs 1, 2, 3 and 5
  • Listening is assessed by both continuous assessment, consisting of a listening assignment which comprises 12.5% of the total mark, and by a final class test, which comprises 12.5% of the total mark. Both assess ILOs 1 and 2.
  • Speaking is tested by continuous assessment, consisting of marked coursework (oral presentation, which comprises 12.5% of the total mark - assessing ILOs 1, 2 and 3) and an oral exam which comprises 12.5% of the total mark (assessing ILOs 1, 2 and 3).

Reading and References

Materials developed in house by the relevant Language Department. Reading and reference material will be provided on Blackboard.

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