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German 3 (LL237)

Summary

Level:

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.

Main Objectives:

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.

Credits:

30 CREDITS, also available for 24 CREDITS

Teaching:

One 2-hour language class each week for 21 weeks.

Students are reminded that 1 credit = 10 hours of study, therefore the minimum expected amount of study is 240 hours, which averages over 10 hours per week. A substantial amount of independent study is therefore required. Students can make use of Languages@Warwick (a virtual learning environment) to facilitate this.

Tutor:

Jörg Seifert
 

Course Text Books

Passwort Deutsch 4, Kurs- und Übungsbuch + Audio CD, A2-B1, Verlag Klett, ISBN: 978-3-12-676419-3

Passwort Deutsch 5, Kurs-und Übungsbuch + Audio CD, B1, Verlag Klett, ISBN: 978-3-12-676422-3

Additional Material
  • 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

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • apply a basic knowledge of grammar appropriate to the level
  • apply strategies for understanding gist, specific information, and opinions
  • deal with most situations likely to arise when travelling
  • understand the main points on familiar matters regularly encountered
  • understand texts dealing with descriptions of events and feelings, and with work-related language
  • enter unprepared into conversation, and describe experiences and events and give reasons for opinions
  • produce text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest

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.

 

Syllabus

The syllabus will include the following:

Topics
  • German-speaking countries and people
  • work
  • cultures, traditions and customs
  • leisure
  • sport
Grammar:
  • adjective endings
  • comparative and superlative
  • passive voice
  • word order
  • relative clauses

Course Description:

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.