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Modern German Language 2 (Postbeginners)

Module Code: GE203
Module Name: Modern German Language 2 (Postbeginners)
Module Coordinator: Birgit Oehle
Timetable by Group
Module Credits: 30

Module Description

The aims of the second-year language classes are:

To increase vocabulary, both general and specialised

To improve oral skills

To improve listening and reading comprehension skills

To improve translation skills

To improve oral and written competence in English

To identify and rectify grammar problems

To cultivate sensitivity towards language in general, and an awareness of register, semantics and style in particular

To encourage correct dictionary usage.

In the second year the focus in our language work is on the key skills of translation into English, essay writing in German, spoken and listening comprehension, and, for students of German and Business and International Business, acquiring specialist vocabulary in the area of business, economics and finance.

All students have three regular language classes: Translation into English; German essay-writing; Spoken German.

Assessment Method:

50% 2 hour examination

20% 15 minute oral examination.

10% Grammar and listening in-class test

20% Written assignments