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Module Title LH German Core VII - Language and Contexts
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Modern Languages
Module Code 09 33711
Module Lead Ruth Whittle
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites LI German Language Proficiency 2: Presenting, Debating, Translating B - (09 33679)
Co-requisites LH German Core VI - Language and Contexts - (09 33710)
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 develop advanced depth and breadth of subject expertise within German studies 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 students’ previous work and prepare them for debating topics with oral examiners and working into and out of German in guided writing exercises.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • have achieved at least C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
  • Demonstrate an ability to write accurate and sophisticated German in guided writing exercises;
  • Draw from authentic written and aural German-language material to gather information on a variety of topical issues and debate these issues in persuasive, idiomatic and accurate spoken German;
  • Recognise, comprehend and manipulate a variety of registers.
  • Demonstrate an ability to translate complex authentic texts from German into English;
Assessment 33711-01 : 48 hour take home exam : Coursework (60%)
33711-02 : Oral-aural exercise : Class Test (40%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
One 1.5-hr exam (50%);
Oral-aural exercise (with supporting written/visual aids) (50%).

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

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