GERMAN LANGUAGE I - 2017/8

Module code: GER1048

Module provider

School of Literature and Languages

Module Leader

SALLER C Ms (Lit & Langs)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 4

JACs code

R210

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 117

Lecture Hours: 10

Seminar Hours: 22

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework INTEGRATED SKILLS PORTFOLIO 60%
Examination 2-HOUR EXAMINATION 40%

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module overview

This module is taught in German in semester 1 of FHEQ Level 4.

Formative assessment will focus on student participation and class discussions throughout the module.

Students will be provided with detailed written feedback following coursework assignments. Verbal feedback will also occur in class and individual appointments if required.

Module aims

This module aims to develop the linguistic skills to enable the students to participate and communicate effectively in a range of academic contexts.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Interact confidently and with some degree of fluency and appropriateness in German in a range of academic situations KCPT
Understand and interpret spoken and written German in a range of academic situations and on a range of topics KCPT
Categorise and analyse a range of text types using critical and evaluative thinking CT
Paraphrase and summarize spoken and written information KCPT
Organise and present ideas within the framework of a structured and reasoned argument KCPT
Retrieve and handle information from appropriate sources  KCPT
Understand and use the grammatical terminology relating to the topics covered KC
Demonstrate a good degree of grammatical accuracy in their use of basic German grammar  KCPT
Demonstrate a good degree of accuracy in their pronunciation of individual sounds of German KCPT
Use language reference materials such as grammars and specialised dictionaries KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content


Indicative content includes:

 


Collecting and selecting information
Analysis of different written and spoken texts
Structuring spoken and written texts
Taking notes and summarising information from spoken and written texts
Expressing opinions in written and spoken contexts
The grammar of spoken and written German
Grammatical terminology in German
Listening comprehension
Strategies for effective listening and reading in German
Cohesion and coherence
Avoiding plagiarism – in-text and bibliographic referencing
Effective use of reference materials (e.g. grammar books, dictionaries, other reference works)



 

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

 


Enable students to acquire explicit knowledge of the linguistic structures, grammar and stylistic registers through attending classes and reading in the target language;
Encourage student participation and learner autonomy, through small group classes, reading outside contact hours and participating in seminars;
Develop ability to use linguists’ tools, such as dictionaries and IT resources;
Develop research skills, through reading and presenting findings, through informal class presentations and in the assignments;
Enable students to engage in analytical and evaluative thinking, to analyse and interpret texts and other cultural products, through attending classes and engaging in individual study.
Develop communication skills through interactions in class.


The learning and teaching methods include:

 


Three contact hours per week over Semester 2.
Classes will include lectures and seminars;
Students are expected to read extensively outside classes in order to follow lectures and participate in seminars.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate


Knowledge and understanding of the use of the target language;
Ability to analyse and interpret texts;
Ability to select and synthesise information from written and oral texts;
Ability to use IT skills to find and present relevant information;
Subject-specific knowledge of German history and culture.


 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


An integrated skills portfolio, containing a variety of oral and written tasks handed in as coursework throughout the semester.
A final exam of two hours, usually consisting of two of the tasks practised during the semester.


 

Formative assessment and feedback

•           Formative assessment will focus on student participation and class discussions throughout the module.

•           Students will be provided with detailed written feedback following coursework assignments.

•           Verbal feedback will also occur in class and individual appointments if required.

Reading list

Reading list for GERMAN LANGUAGE I : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/ger1048

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.