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German 5 (LL212)


Level: Advanced

Prior knowledge of German required:

  • B2 of CEFR
  • or a high grade at A-level (A*, A and B), or equivalent in International Baccalaureate
  • or successful completion of Language Centre German 4 or Intermediate Accelerated
  • or equivalent

All students will have to discuss their level with a tutor before enrolling.

Module Aims:
  • To communicate effectively in situations ranging from informal conversation to a formal interview or presentation.
  • To read and understand articles and a varied range of fictional and non-fictional passages.
  • To facilitate students’ self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses in order to improve their learning skills.
  • To achieve B2+ standard of the CEFR (Common European Framework of reference).

This 30 CREDIT module is also available for 24 CREDITS.

Teaching and Learning:

One weekly session for 21 weeks, organised as:

  • One weekly two-hour face-to-face class delivered on campus
  • Some independent study will also be set

If health & safety restrictions are required, teaching may move online.

Students are reminded that 1 credit = 10 hours of study, therefore for a 30 credit module, the minimum expected amount of study is 300 hours, which averages over 10 hours per week. A substantial amount of independent study is therefore required. Students can make use of Moodle to facilitate this.


Term 2 : portfolio (20%)

Term 3: one Reading/Writing test (40%) + one speaking test (40%)

Academic Integrity Information cf. smlc_undergrad_handbook_all_years_2023_24_v1.pdf (


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Course Texts (must be bought by student):

  • Erkundungen, Integriertes Kurs-und Arbeitsbuch, Sprachniveau B2, Schubert-Verlag Leipzig, ISBN: 978-3-941323-43-8 (3rd edition 2019)

Course Description:

The module aims to enable students to communicate fluently and effectively at an advanced level in speech and writing, in predictable and unpredictable situations. Furthermore, it is designed to help students improve their accuracy of grammar and syntax and to provide an interesting and challenging range of topics for discussion and analysis.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the module students will have:

Develop competence in a broad range of complex and non-routine language tasks across a wide and often unpredictable variety of contexts

Consolidate and expand grammatical and syntactical competence

Become more proficient in using a wider range of register and style both in speaking and writing

Further awareness and appreciation of German culture



This module covers items such as: Imperfect of verbs; Passive voice; Subjunctive (Konjunktiv I/II); Extended Participle Structures


This module covers topics such as: work and study; aspects of German history; culture and politics; people and environment

Subject-specific and transferable skills
  • Strategies for understanding gist and specific information
  • Strategies to communicate effectively both in writing and orally in Spanish
  • Intercultural Awareness, Professionalism, Digital Literacy, Teamwork, Problem-solving, Critical thinking
  • Can count towards the Warwick AwardLink opens in a new window

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