German Language Level B1 - GE301

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury
(version 3)
Autumn and Spring
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4 30 (15) DR W Fiorucci

Pre-requisites

German language level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (e.g. GCE A-level)

Restrictions

This module is available as a wild module

2017-18

Overview

This module is for Post-A-level students and students who have mastered level A2 but not yet B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). On successfully completing the module students will have mastered level B1. The emphasis in this course is on furthering knowledge of the structure of the language as well as vocabulary and cultural insights while further developing the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Details

This module appears in:


Contact hours

Three hours of seminars weekly, over 20 weeks.

Method of assessment

70% in-class assessments, 30% coursework

Preliminary reading

Indicative Reading:

Dengler, S., Rusch, P., Schmitz, H., Sieber, T. (2014) Netzwerk B1: Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Kursbuch mit 2 Audio-CDs, München: Klett.

Dengler, S., Rusch, P., Schmitz, H., Sieber, T. (2014) Netzwerk B1: Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Arbeitsbuch mit 2 Audio-CDs, München: Klett.

Dodd, W., Eckhard-Black, C., Kalpper, R. & Whittle, R.,(1996) Modern German Grammar: A Practical Guide, London: Routledge

Dodd, W., Eckhard-Black, C., Kalpper, R. & Whittle, R., (1996) Modern German Grammar: A Workbook, London: Routledge

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

8.1 understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
8.2 understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency every day or job-related language and most texts likely to encountered whilst travelling an area where the language is spoken
8.3 deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken and enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events)
8.4 write simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest, including letters, describing experiences and impressions
8.5 demonstrate knowledge and understanding of cultural aspects
8.6 get by, with sufficient grammar to express him/herself with some hesitation and circumlocutions on topics such as family, hobbies and interests, work, travel, and current events
8.7 get by, with sufficient vocabulary to express him/herself with some hesitation and circumlocutions on topics such as family, hobbies and interests, work, travel, and current events

The subject specific learning outcomes are according to the requirements/specifications for the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, level B1.

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