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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: GERL021 Module Title: GERMAN STAGE 1
Module Provider: Language & Translation Studies Short Name: LCG101
Level: L Module Co-ordinator: LEFEVRE S Ms (Lang & Trans)
Number of credits: 0 Number of ECTS credits: 0
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
No previous knowledge of German required
Module Aims
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module students will be able to:  
  • understand the gist and detail of language spoken at basic level
  • communicate and respond confidently to simple information orally
  • understand the gist and detail of written language at a basic level
  • write simple messages and letters.
Module Content
Topic areas
  • social introductions
  • personal details
  • age/family/where live/nationality
  • counting/spelling/addresses/phone nos./days/months/time
  • expressing likes and dislikes/hobbies/daily routine
  • basic transactions (shopping, café, buying tickets)
  • writing messages + postcards
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
Deutsch Plus, Book 1
Collins German Dictionary
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