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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: GER1040 Module Title: GERMAN STAGE 5 ERASMUS
Module Provider: Language & Translation Studies Short Name: LCG205
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 4 German or equivalent
Module Aims
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module students will be able to:
  • Understand with ease and draw inferences from complex spoken language
  • Communicate and respond orally with ease, showing the ability to sustain conversation
  • Understand complex material written in a variety of registers
  • Write extensively and accurately in the target language on a wide range of issues.  
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 
  • Travel/transport
  • Extension of accommodation
  • Science & technology
  • Environment
Further aspects of German society (eg immigration, unemployment, equal rights etc.)
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
TV und Texte Arbeitsheft
Collins German Dictionary
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