German Language A1-A2 Intensive - GE329

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury
(version 2)
Autumn and Spring
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4 30 (15) DR W Fiorucci

Pre-requisites

None

Restrictions

None

2017-18

Overview

This is an intensive module for absolute beginners, Post-GCSE students and students who have not yet mastered level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). On successfully completing the module students will have mastered level A2. The emphasis in this course is on acquiring a sound knowledge of the structure of the language as well as basic vocabulary and cultural insights while developing the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Details

This module appears in:


Contact hours

Four hours of seminars weekly, over 20 weeks

Method of assessment

70% in-class assessments, 30% coursework

Preliminary reading

Indicative Reading List

Krenn/Puchta (2014): Motive A1. Kursbuch Lektion 1-8. München: Hueber.
Krenn/Puchta (2014): Motive A1. Arbeitsbuch Lektion 1-8. München: Hueber.
Krenn/Puchta (2015): Motive A2. Kursbuch Lektion 9-18. München: Hueber.
Krenn/Puchta (2015): Motive A2. Arbeitsbuch Lektion 9-18. München: Hueber.

Students should also purchase a good bilingual German dictionary such as the Oxford Duden or Collins German Dictionary as well as Reimann's Essential German Grammar. These reference books can also be consulted in the library.

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 sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment)
8.2 understand short, simple texts, incl. letters and everyday material (e.g. advertisement, menus, timetables) related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment)
8.3 communicate verbally in simple and routine tasks requiring simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters
8.4 communicate in writing in simple and routine tasks requiring simple and direct communication of information on familiar and routine matters
8.5 demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key cultural aspects
8.6 use basic grammar in simple and routine tasks requiring simple and direct communication of information on familiar and routine matters
8.7 use highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment)

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