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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: GER1039 Module Title: GERMAN STAGE 4 ERASMUS
Module Provider: Language & Translation Studies Short Name: LCG204
Level: HE1 Module Co-ordinator: LEFEVRE S Ms (Lang & Trans)
Number of credits: 5 Number of ECTS credits: 2.5
Module Availability
Both semesters, two hours per week
Assessment Pattern
Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting
by the setting of writing and oral tasks (which may include a project)
by the setting of writing and oral tasks
Module Overview
Stage 3 German or equivalent
Module Aims
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module students will be able to:
  • Understand the spoken language in a range of social contexts
  • Communicate and respond orally with relative ease, expressing opinions and ideas
  • Understand in some depth material written on a range of topics
  • Write extensively on a range of issues in the target language with a good degree of accuracy.
In addition, students will be able to carry out satisfactorily a substantial linguistic assignment which tests language skill at a higher level of proficiency
Module Content
Topic areas
  • Extension of world of work (eg telecommunications, computers)
  • Aspects of German society (eg regions, tourism, food )
  • German-speaking countries
  • Arguing, justifying and persuading
  • Extension of job applications and CVs
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Emphasis is placed on training in listening, speaking and reading skills by means of pair and group work and individual presentations in the language. Teaching will be in the target language as far as possible, and material drawn from a variety of sources, including audio and video tapes, will be exploited. Consolidation of learning will be by the practice of language skills inside and outside the classroom, using a variety of means, including computer-assisted language learning.
Selected Texts/Journals
Unternehmen Deutsch
Collins German Dictionary
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