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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: GERL015 Module Title: GERMAN STAGE 5
Module Provider: Language & Translation Studies Short Name: LCG105ENG
Level: L Module Co-ordinator: LEFEVRE S Ms (Lang & Trans)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability
Semester 1 & 2
Assessment Pattern
Unit(s) of Assessment
Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)
Coursework (writing and oral tasks)
Qualifying Condition(s) 
A weighted aggregate of 40% is required to pass the module
Module Overview
Modules in the Global Graduate Awards programme cover the four core skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in the target language. They also offer an introduction to the cultures and societies in which the target language is spoken and aim to raise a sense of cultural awareness. Students prepare for everyday communications in the target countries, and for work or study periods abroad.
German Stage 4 or equivalent
Module Aims
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.
Learning Outcomes
Linguistic and intercultural competence:
Students are equipped with the linguistic means to communicate successfully in the target language. Students achieve a high level of accuracy and fluency at a given level of proficiency and are able to
  • understand and evaluate information
  • present information
  • communicate using appropriate registers
  • produce texts at varying levels of formality
Students are encouraged to
  • take a different perspective and view the world from different cultural viewpoints
  • analyse and understand linguistic and cultural barriers
  • reflect on the influence of cultural values on behaviour
  • become conscious of stereotypes and prejudices
  • communicate with others using their ways of expression, both verbally and non-verbally
Study skills and transfer of skills and competencies:
The acquisition of language learning strategies and techniques is an integral part of GGA modules. Learning strategies also aim to support independent learning and to facilitate the acquisition of other foreign languages.
Students are encouraged to self-assess their progress and to map their linguistic competence against the descriptors of the Common European Framework of Languages.
The development of independent learning strategies, research skills and transferable skills is supported by the use of learning technology.
Module Content
Topic areas
  • professional language, for example negotiations, presentations, complaining (in writing and speaking), giving advice, etiquette
  • student life, the Bologna process
  • the world of work (the graduate job market, applying for a job)
  • modern life: mobility, the media and new technologies
  • further aspects of German-speaking societies (e.g. immigration, unemployment, equal rights, cinema, music, art, history, gastronomy, sports)
  • consolidation of tenses
  • consolidation of cases
  • consolidation of the passive voice
  • relative clauses
  • adjectives and verbs with fixed prepositions
connectors: prepositions and conjunctions
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Emphasis is placed on training in listening and speaking by means of group work, such as role play, and presentation 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
Extracts from books, newspapers and magazines, selected by the tutor
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