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Modern German Language 1

Module Code: GE101
Module Name: Modern German Language 1
Module Coordinator: Grit Brendecke
Timetable by Group
Module Credits: 30

Module Description

The module Modern German Language is taken by all students in Year 1. Over the year you will have three sessions in German language per week. These consist of (a) a weekly Translation class covering translation from and into German, and (b) a small language class working on Grammar. You will also have (c) one weekly Conversation and Comprehension class taught by our native-speaker LektorInnen.

In addition, you will be expected to work through exercises in Hammer Grammar online, which will be demonstrated at the first Translation Class in Week 2. You are also encouraged to explore other online materials as directed by your tutors.

In the Spring Term you will work in pairs or groups on a German language topic (Media project) under the supervision of your Conversation and Comprehension Class tutor; this will contribute to your end-of-year mark in spoken German.

Assessment Method:

You will take three examinations in the summer term:
Comprehension and Composition GE 1012 (2 hours) - IB students GE1022
Translation into English GE 1011 (2 hours) - IB students GE1012
An oral examination (15 mins)

The mark of the First Year Language Project will also form part of your First Year language mark. You must pass each of these exams in order to progress into the second year.