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German 6 (LL229)


Level: Advanced

Prior knowledge of German required:

  • B2+ of CEFR
  • or successful completion of Language Centre German 5
  • 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 C1 standard of the CEFR (Common European Framework of reference).

This 30 CREDIT module is also available for 24 CREDITS.

Teaching and Learning

One weekly 2 hour sess

ion for 21 weeks, delivered face-to-face on campus.

Some independent study will also be set.

NB: teaching will move fully online in case of new health & safety restrictions.

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%), translation test (40%)

Term 3: speaking test (40%)

Academic Integrity Information cf. smlc_undergrad_handbook_all_years_2023_24_v1.pdf (


Dr Birgit Oehle ( ; Jörg Seifert (

Course Text Book (must be bought by student)

Erkundungen KOMPAKT C1, Integriertes Kurs-und Arbeitsbuch, Schubert Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-941323-27-8
2., veränd. Auflage

Course Description

The module will put an emphasis on improving the following skills:

  • translating a variety of texts from German into English;
  • gaining practice in writing short essays;
  • reading and understanding articles in German and a varied range of fictional and non-fictional passages;
  • communicating more effectively in German, in situations ranging from informal conversation to a formal presentation.
  • raising awareness and exploration of intercultural competencies

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to/will have:

  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and process German of increasing complexity and sophistication
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce written and spoken German of increasing complexity and sophistication
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyse information from a variety of sources and re-present it in a variety of formats
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce English language versions of German originals such that they are useable in a professional context



Reading, writing and speaking activities will be centred around literary and non-literary texts focusing on aspects of life and culture in German-speaking countries. The topics may include: education; media; EU; Intercultural Communication.

Students will also be encouraged to read and discuss regularly magazines and newspapers to keep up to date with events in Germany and German-speaking countries.


The module will consolidate and expand grammatical structures acquired for B2+ level such as indirect speech; passive voice and equivalents; noun and verb structures.

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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