Module code: GER2030

Module provider

School of Literature and Languages

Module Leader

SALLER C Ms (Lit & Langs)

Number of Credits


ECT Credits



FHEQ Level 5

JACs code


Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 117

Lecture Hours: 22

Seminar Hours: 10

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Oral exam or presentation ORAL PRESENTATION 20
Examination 2-HOUR EXAMINATION 40

Alternative Assessment


Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module overview

This module is taught in the target language in semester 1 of FHEQ Level 5


Module aims

This module aims to further develop the linguistic skills acquired in Language I and II to enable students to communicate effectively and accurately in the target language in specific academic and work related contexts and to produce complex, sophisticated and accurate written and spoken texts.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Write extended research essays in German KCT
Express and discuss opinions with a high degree of fluency and appropriateness in German KCPT
Understand and use advanced grammatical / syntactical structures in German KCPT
Interact confidently and with a good degree of fluency and appropriateness in a range of academic and professional contexts CPT
Give feedback to peers and self-assess their written and spoken language CPT
Recognise and avoid first-language inference CPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:

Identifying and evaluating appropriate source materials
Extracting and synthesizing information
Integrating source materials with their own thinking
Reflecting critically on their own and others’ perspectives
Distinguishing fact from opinion in the source material
Presenting facts vs. opinions
Linking thoughts, ideas and arguments; oral and written signposts for constructing an argument
Data commentary
Referencing skills and bibliography writing 
Register and style
Presenting research in written and spoken modes
Methods of self-and peer-assessment of spoken and written texts
Advanced grammar topics

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:


Enable students to develop their language skills as a medium for understanding, expression and communication, through listening, speaking, reading and writing in the target language;

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 research skills, through reading and presenting findings, through informal class presentations and in the written assignment;

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 1.

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 take notes effectively and use IT skills to find and present relevant information;

Subject-specific knowledge of German language in a professional and academic environment.



Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

written assignment of 1500 words (to be submitted after week 8). Takes the form of a literature review and an analytical essay enabling students to develop subject specific knowledge, improve their written German, and develop research skills.

Two hour exam. Students answer 3 questions, in German, on various topics covered in the module. Assesses ability to write accurate and appropriate German, demonstrate knowledge and understanding of topics covered,



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 III :

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
English Literature and German BA (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Business Management and German BSc (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Modern Languages (French and German) BA (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Modern Languages (German and Spanish) BA (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Politics with German BSc (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Liberal Arts and Sciences BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

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.