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Modern German Language for Beginners

Module Code: GE103
Module Name: Modern German Language for Beginners
Module Coordinator: Grit Brendecke
times to be confirmed (four hours a week)
Module Credits: 30

Module Description

This foundation module in Modern German Language for beginners (or near beginners) covers the main linguistic (oral, aural, written, spoken) skills. It looks for the acquisition of grammatical awareness and essential communicative competences. By the end of the year students will be able to sustain everyday conversations in German, read authentic texts (e.g. newspaper articles), follow the gist of TV extracts and be able to write an intermediate range of texts in German. Students will work on basic translation into and out of German as a means of consolidating relational grammatical and syntactic competence. In addition to class-time, students will be required to complete a range of (formative) study tasks aimed at complementing and deepening the material covered in formal instruction.

Assessment Method:

30% Coursework (comprising 10% Written assignment, 10% Translation assignment, 10% Grammar and listening in-class test)
20% Oral examination
50% Written examination (2 hrs) on grammar in context, translation, reading and writing