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Module Title LH German Core VI - Language and Contexts
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Modern Languages
Module Code 09 33710
Module Lead Nigel Harris
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites LI German Language Proficiency 2: Presenting, Debating, Translating B - (09 33679)
Co-requisites LH German Core VII - Language and Contexts - (09 33711)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Seminar-30 hours
Guided independent study-70 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This module presents a fusion of linguistic and analytical competencies to allow students to build on the subject expertise acquired in previous core modules and explain the significance and relevance of that knowledge. Through the interrelation of comprehension, speaking, and writing, students on the module will develop their understanding and expertise in the German language, with specific reference to key debates in the German-speaking world. The module will build on knowledge acquired in previous modules to prepare students for expressing ideas in sophisticated written and spoken German.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • • be working towards level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
  • Analyse topical issues relating to the German-speaking world in persuasive, idiomatic and accurate written and spoken German;
  • Recognise, comprehend and manipulate a variety of registers.
Assessment 33710-01 : 24hr THEP Centrally Managed : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
33710-02 : Oral-aural exercise with supporting written/visual aids : Presentation (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions The assessment for modules 33710 and 33711 is linked.

500 word coursework written exercise in German (30%) [normally in Semester 1]

2-hour exam (40%) [normally in Semester 2]

15 min ‘live’ oral (30%) [normally in Semester 2]

Alternative assessment if on campus activity is restricted: proctored exams will be converted to take home papers and live oral assessments will either be recorded presentations or conducted via Zoom/Skype.


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