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.
Total Contact Hours: 80
Method of assessment
Group Oral In-Course Test (5 minutes per student) – 20%
Listening Comprehension Assignment (400 words) – 20%
Language Skills Assignment (Equivalent to 600 words) – 30%
Written Assignment 1 (300 words) – 15%
Written Assignment 2 (300 words) – 15%
Indicative Reading List
Krenn/Puchta (2014): Motive A1. Kursbuch Lektion 1-8. 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)
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment);
Understand short, simple texts, incl. letters and everyday material (e.g. advertisements, menus, timetables) related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment);
Communicate verbally in simple and routine tasks requiring simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters;
Communicate in writing in routine tasks requiring simple and direct communication of information on familiar and routine matters;
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key cultural aspects connected to German language;
Use basic grammar in simple and routine tasks requiring simple and direct communication of information on familiar and routine matters;
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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Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
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