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Unit information: Advanced German in 2020/21

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Unit name Advanced German
Unit code UWLP20004
Credit points 20
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Ms. Q Poetzsch
Open unit status Open

Pass at CEFR level B1 or equivalent or a pass in Intermediate unit.



School/department School of Modern Languages
Faculty Faculty of Arts


This unit is designed to follow on from the intermediate level unit. It provides further development of students’ knowledge of the target language at an advanced level. It is intended:

  • To introduce and develop the linguistic structures and terminology which will enable the student to pursue academic goals of their chosen discipline
  • To develop and offer practice in specific academic skills such as those necessary for taking notes from lectures, giving oral presentations and writing an extended report on a core subject related topic
  • To equip students with the background knowledge which will enable them to integrate quickly in the social, cultural and academic environment of the target language

Intended learning outcomes

Students will:

  1. be able to communicate both orally and in writing with a higher degree of accuracy and fluency.
  2. be able to work at an upper intermediate to advanced level with 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 an upper intermediate to advanced level
  5. be able to respond to written texts at an upper intermediate to advanced level

Overall, students will attain a level comparable to C1 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

  • Written Project - 25% - Prepared in TB1, completed TB2 - assesses ILOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5*Oral Presentation and Oral Test to assess Speaking skills – 25% - assesses ILOs 1, 2, 3*Examination which includes Reading and Listening - 50% - assesses ILOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Reading and References

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