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.
- 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%)
Term 3: one translation test(40%) + one speaking test (40%)
Academic Integrity Information cf. smlc_undergrad_handbook_all_years_2023_24_v1.pdf (warwick.ac.uk)
Course Text Book (must be bought by student)
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
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