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Unit information: German Language 3 in 2014/15

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Unit name German Language 3
Unit code GERM30001
Credit points 20
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Mr. Langner
Open unit status Not open

Relevant core language unit at level I/5



School/department Department of German
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description including Unit Aims

To advance to degree standard students’ active and passive ability in the language studied.
To sustain and build on oral fluency and listening skills acquired to date.
To develop students’ writing skills across a range of written tasks.
To perfect students’ skills in translation of texts (from literature and contemporary media).

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will be proficient in the spoken and written language to degree standard. Students will be able to communicate fluently in the spoken language in both formal and informal registers. Students will have a high level of competence in using the written language in a range of tasks. Students will be sensitive to register and nuances of the language studied and will be able to reflect these in translation.

Teaching Information

3 weekly contact hours dedicated to the development of key skills. Mostly seminar based with some lectures for the delivery of grammar lessons. Ongoing e-learning tasks via Blackboard.

Assessment Information

100% examination – to test the 4 key skills – Translation; Composition; Guided Writing; Oral/Aural

1½ hour translation exam (25%)
1½ hour guided writing exam (25%)
2 hour composition exam (25%)
Oral/aural exam (25%) – 1 oral exam (70% of component) and 1 aural exam (30% of component)

Reading and References

Selection of dedicated material prepared in-house (SML). Grammar texts and dictionaries as appropriate to language area.