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.
One 3 hour examination and one 15 minute oral examination.