Prerequisite: GRMN3010 (GE301); or equivalent ability to B1 of the CEFR must be demonstrated.
This module cannot be taken by native German speakers. If students are unsure of their language level they will need to consult with the German department before registering.
OverviewThis is an intermediate level module. Its aims are to strengthen and widen the linguistic knowledge provided in GRMN3010, to consolidate students' vocabulary and improve their knowledge of written and spoken German through immersion in a variety of texts, and to practise translation skills both from and into German.
This module appears in:
Total Contact Hours: 60
Method of assessment
Essay (500 words) 10%
English to German Translation 10%
Guided Comprehension 10%
Grammar Test 1 (40 minutes) 10%
Grammar Test 2 (40 minutes) 10%
Audio-visual Comprehension Test (40 minutes) 10%
Written Examination (3 hours) 30%
Oral Examination (10-15 minutes) 10%
Indicative Reading List:
Duden-Verlag Deutsches Universalwörterbuch, Neue Rechtschreibung (most recent edition) (Mannheim: Duden)
Hammer's German Grammar and Usage (most recent edition) (Oxford: Routledge)
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1 Demonstrate increased vocabulary and improved knowledge and critical understanding of the German language;
8.2 Demonstrate perfected skills in German speaking, listening, reading, writing and translation;
8.3 Demonstrate familiarity with sources of information which will be useful during the year abroad, i.e. students will have learned how to apply their knowledge and understanding of the language in new and varied contexts;
8.4 Show a sophisticated knowledge of German through translation and essay writing, and by summarising and expressing opinions on a variety of topics;
8.5 Converse with a native speaker of German on current issues and course topics;
8.6 Demonstrate the ability to write in a good and grammatically correct German, using a variety of registers and a complex vocabulary, paraphrasing and translating from English to German.