German Upper Intermediate B2 - GE507

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
(version 3)
Autumn and Spring
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5 30 (15) DR I Cooper


GRMN3010 (GE301); or equivalent ability to B1 of the CEFR must be demonstrated





This 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:

Contact hours

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

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)

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Demonstrate increased vocabulary and improved knowledge and critical understanding of the German language;
- Demonstrate perfected skills in German speaking, listening, reading, writing and translation;
- 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;
- Show a sophisticated knowledge of German through translation and essay writing, and by summarising and expressing opinions on a variety of topics;
- Converse with a native speaker of German on current issues and course topics;
- 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.

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