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Course Details in 2021/22 Session

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Module Title LH German Language IV (for non-LCAHM students)
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Modern Languages
Module Code 09 29672
Module Lead Ruth Whittle
Level Honours Level
Credits 20
Semester Full Term
Restrictions LLB Law with German; BA with German; BSc with German
Contact Hours Seminar-60 hours
Guided independent study-140 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description The module aims to develop students’ skills to a high level in the following areas: (i) researching topics independently; (ii) using a wide range of authentic German materials; (iii) expressing themselves in German, both orally and in writing; (iv) translating non-fiction texts from German into English.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Have achieved level C1/C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
  • Research and present, orally and in writing, findings and analyses of a range of topics;
  • Have a demonstrable understanding of how to translate non-fiction texts such as newspaper articles into English, for a specific purpose or readership.
  • Research and make a formal presentation on a topic of his/her choice
Assessment 29672-01 : In-class translation : Class Test (20%)
29672-02 : In-class translation : Class Test (20%)
29672-03 : 1,000 word essay : Coursework (20%)
29672-04 : Written exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (20%)
29672-05 : Oral/aural examination : Practical (20%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:

Oral/aural exam (20%); one take-home essay of 750-1000 words in German (20%); two assessed pieces of in-class translation (20% each); 2-hour written exam (20%).

Reassessment: n/a
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