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On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
• Correctly employ most basic and some more complex grammatical structures commonly used in informal and formal German discourse
• demonstrate an understanding of the key ideas conveyed in texts on a variety of familiar topics, with particular emphasis on their culturally-specific inflections (e.g. living as a student German-speaking countries, cities in German-speaking countries).
• produce coherent, grammatically correct written texts showing an ability to describe experiences and impressions and to express personal hopes and ambitions employing appropriate tenses and structures
• deliver in clear German a short, well-structured oral presentation on a prepared topic
• participate in conversations on familiar topics relating to personal information and interests
Students will consolidate the grammatical knowledge developed at Stage 1, with particular emphasis on the control of common regular and irregular verbs in all tenses. They will develop competence in the area of voice (Passiv, Konjunktiv II) and improve their control of complex sentence structure.
The main topic areas covered will be talking about the past (story telling, memories), and describing cities, places and different living situations, with a special focus on student living.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Regular homework exercises||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Test/Exam||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Oral Examination: End of module presentation||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Test/Exam||Week 6||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities
Start of module: Initial self-assessment against CEFR criteria. Throughout module: Individual feedback after two class tests (written and oral). In-class peer review: correcting short written exercises. In-class group feedback on class test (addressing problem areas identified in class tests) Regular written/oral feedback on homework and opportunity to correct errors and re-submit. Practice using online grammar exercises (self-correcting)
|Assoc Professor Gillian Pye||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Heidi Zojer||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Ms Ruth Lockhart||Tutor|