Entry requirements: 3-5 years of prior study in German, or successful completion of German 2/German beginners accelerated.
Students with a good grade (minimum A) in GCSE can enter this level if they are motivated and/or wish to progress to B2 in CEFR over two years (by studying German 3 with German 4 in the following year), in order to study or work in a German-speaking country.
These are the third in a series of German modules at different levels to be offered as part of the University's commitment to a foreign language entitlement. These modules will strengthen reading and writing skills and will also reinforce the communicative skills acquired during previous study of the German language.
30 CREDITS, also available for 24 CREDITS
Our aim, Covid-19 arrangements permitting, is:
One weekly blended session for 21 weeks, organised as:
One-hour online synchronous plenary (full group)
+ one-hour face to face on alternate weeks (small group)
+ one-hour asynchronous tutor-guided study
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.
one interim test (term 1)
one speaking test (term 3)
one Reading/Writing test (term 3)
Course Text Books
Mittelpunkt neu B1+ Lehr-und Arbeitsbuch mit Audio-CD, Braun, Dengler, Fügert, Hohmann, Klett-Verlag,
- Aktion Grammatik!: New Advanced German Grammar by Trudi McMahon and John Klapper
- Alles Klar: German Grammar Through Cartoons - Demonstration and Practice to Examination Level: With Answer Key by Paul Rogers and Jeremy Long (Pamphlet - 12 Nov 1998)
- English Grammar for Students of German: The Study Guide for Those Learning German by Cecile Zorach and Charlotte Melin (Paperback - 2 April 1999)
- Dictionary: German-English, English-German dictionary, Collins
Writing and speaking activities will be supported by authentic written and spoken material focusing on aspects of German life and culture in German- speaking countries.
Successful completion of German 3 qualifies students to progress to German 4.
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
To enter unprepared into conversation, describe experiences and events and give reasons for opinions
To produce text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest
To understand the main points on matters regularly encountered
To apply knowledge of grammar appropriate to the level
To understand texts dealing with descriptions of events and feelings, and with work-related language
By the end of the course, students should be able to perform many tasks at Level B1 Independent user (threshold) of the Common European Framework.
The syllabus will include the following:
- German-speaking countries and people
- cultures, traditions and customs
- adjective endings
- comparative and superlative
- passive voice
- word order
- relative clauses