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Module Title LI German Language Intermediate I
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Languages for All
Module Code 09 23264
Module Lead Dietmar Wozniak
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites LC German Language Beginners I - (09 22570)
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Project supervision-10 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-50 hours
Guided independent study-140 hours
Total: 200 hours
Exclusions
Description This module consolidates and further extends skills acquired in LC German Language Beginners I & II. Most main (remaining) grammatical structures and functions of the language will be dealt with through classroom exercises reinforced by private study. Students will become proficient in a wide range of less predictable and complex situations and functions. Practical language classes will focus on productive and receptive skills helping students to achieve effective communicative competence in even unpredictable situations. Simple texts for translations from German into English and vice versa will be introduced. Wide-ranging aspects of modern Germany will be integrated at appropriate points by using a variety of materials: complex authentic texts, dialogues, short presentations, interviews and semi-authentic radio & TV programmes. In addition, a native speaker of German (ERASMUS student) is paired with a native speaker of English in order to learn each other's language and cultural aspects of their respective home countries.
This pairing aims at developing students’ spoken and written proficiency as well as their intercultural awareness and to support them in the acquisition of independent learning skills. Students will be exposed to a wider range of registers. Students will work collaboratively with a native speaker partner for at least two hours per week. They will be expected to exercise responsibility for the organisation of their own learning (for the Tandem part), including negotiating objectives, time management, monitoring of progress, maintaining contact with their partner and seeking and providing correction. They will be required to sign a learning contract to this effect and to keep a learner diary.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module the student should be able to:
  • have achieved level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
  • deal with a range of less predictable language tasks, situations and complex topics
  • speak with a degree of fluency about semi-complex topics covered in the course
  • develop debating and discussion skills on semi-prepared complex topics
  • read and understand authentic articles / texts from a wide variety of sources covering a great range topics
  • listen to and understand native speakers of German at `normal¿ speed when discussing less predictable topics
  • discuss and express opinions in writing and speaking on unpredictable topics
  • deliver an oral presentation in German from notes
  • write short essays in German expressing complex thoughts
  • translate simple texts from German into English and vice versa
  • demonstrate full understanding of complex grammatical issues
  • work with a selection of authentic German sources and use relevant reference materials
Assessment 23264-01 : Module Assessments : Exam (School Arranged) - Mixed (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
  • 1 speaking assignment at the end of semester 1 (15%)
  • 1 speaking assignment at the end of semester 2 (15%)
  • Learner Diary semester 1 in English (15%)
  • Learner Diary semester 2 in English (15%)
  • One 800 word-report assessed as evidence of the student’s capacity for independent learning at the end of semester 2 in German (15%)
  • Self assessment (2.5%)
  • Peer assessment (2.5%)
  • Listening test in class (20%)
If no tandem partnership can be established the following assessments apply:
  • 1 speaking assignment at the end of semester 1 (15%)
  • 1 speaking assignment at the end of semester 2 (15%)
  • Learner Log semester 1 in English (15%)
  • Learner Log semester 2 in English (15%)
  • One 800 word-report assessed as evidence of student’s progress at the end of semester 2 in German (15%)
  • Self assessment (5%)
  • Listening test in class (20%)

Method of reassessment: 3 hour written paper closed unseen in supplementary exam period.
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