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Module Title LC German Language Proficiency 1: Presenting, Debating, Essay-Writing (non-LCAHM students)
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Modern Languages
Module Code 09 30104
Module Lead Elystan Griffiths & Sara Jones
Level Certificate Level
Credits 20
Semester Full Term
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Seminar-60 hours
Guided independent study-140 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module aims at the advanced learner of the language. It will further develop and extend listening, reading and writing skills acquired at previous levels. Students will acquire a high level of competence in written and oral language including debating skills on less common topics. In addition, a particular emphasis will be put on specific skills like summarizing and report writing. One weekly hour will be dedicated to improving students’ reading and writing skills, particularly in academic contexts. Teaching is through practical language classes involving both whole group and small-group/pair-work activities, aiming at developing all language skills, with emphasis on oral communication. Visual aids, audio/video recordings and the Internet are used routinely.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • achieve Level B1/B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
  • read and understand authentic articles from the press in the country where the target language is spoken.
  • listen to and understand substantial extracts of spoken language taken from authentic broadcast sources and show understanding of key elements.
  • express opinions and debate topics covered during the course.
  • deliver an oral presentation in the target language from notes.
  • be able to write in the target language a different range of texts accurately and in an appropriate style and register, including formal discursive writing.
  • be able to work with a range of with a variety of authentic sources in the target language including the Internet, newspapers, TV and radio programmes and academic sources.
  • work on their German as independent learners, drawing on a range of printed and online resources
Assessment 30104-01 : Oral (Presentation and Debate) : Presentation (40%)
30104-02 : Project (1,000 words in German) : Coursework (30%)
30104-03 : 2hr Exam (reading and essay) : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (30%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
Oral (presentation + debate) 40%
2-hour exam (reading + essay components) 30%
Project (1000 words in German) 30%

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