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On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
- confidently use grammatical structures appropriate to their level, displaying reasonable syntactical variety, in written and spoken German discourse.
- independently research and source online print and audio-visual materials from target-language sources.
- independently build and develop vocabulary in the topic areas covered.
- produce coherent, grammatically correct written texts on familiar topics showing an ability to express opinions and summarise the content of source materials.
- summarize the content of independently researched online print and audiovisual materials and expressing opinions on it.
- give a clear, well-structured presentation on a chosen theme
Students who successfully complete this module with a grade of B and above are deemed to have consolidated B1 and are working towards B2 level of the CEFR.
Students will develop their competence in reading and listening to authentic source materials drawn from the contemporary media. Themes for study may include aspects of digital and print media, diversity and multiculturalism in German-speaking countries and issues in work and education.
The module will focus on supporting the development of communicative skills such as summarising content, expressing opinions and formulating basic arguments.
Students will be supported in consolidating the grammar covered to date, with a focus on practising complex structures, guided self-correction and independent grammar practice.
|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||
|Class Test: 2 class tests||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: 2-hour written exam||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Graded||No||
|Oral Examination: Recorded presentation on a self-selected topic||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Autumn||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
Regular feedback throughout the module supports students in becoming independent and reflective users of the language: - Students receive personal feedback on regular written homework exercises and issues arising from homework also feed into class activities. This helps students to strengthen their skills in advance of formal assessments. - In-class peer feedback on written work supports students in developing effective self-correction strategies and promotes peer learning. Independent practice with online self-correcting grammar resources helps students to work on areas identified via homework/classwork as requiring improvement. Class tests require students to consolidate key vocabulary, grammar and communicative strategies and personal and class feedback on each test guides students in identifying gaps in their knowledge and skill set. Detailed feedback is provided on draft written work submitted over the course of the module. Students then correct and resubmit this work at the end of the module as part of a continuous assessment portfolio.
|Ms Ruth Lockhart||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Gillian Pye||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Sabine Strumper-Krobb||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|