LANG20070 German General Purposes 5 (CEFR B1/B2)

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module is designed for students who already have an upper intermediate level of German. Its aim is to develop communicative competence to a higher level of proficiency and accuracy and to deepen insight into German life and culture. While the focus will be on competence in the language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, there will be a particular emphasis on oral communication and extending vocabulary. The course will be based on a wide range of intercultural themes to prepare students to participate more actively in university, work and social contexts in German-speaking countries. This module will be delivered via small group teaching with classes having a maximum of 18 students. Students will also have access to extra resources and materials via the Virtual Learning Environment, Brightspace.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
• give a clear, well-structured presentation on a chosen theme (spoken production)
• converse fluently and accurately on a wide range of topics (spoken interaction)
• understand a wide range of spoken materials including non-standard usage (listening)
• understand texts with reference to university-related contexts (reading)
• write texts with clarity and precision on a wide range of subjects (writing)
• show progress in developing an awareness of and sensitivity to a foreign

Students who achieve at least a B grade at the end of this module are deemed to have reached Level B1.2/ B2.1 of the Common European Framework

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Small group interactive class with task-based activities and student presentations 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Having completed German General Purposes 4, Leaving Certificate or CEFR B1

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
GER30080 - German Language III a, GER30090 - German Language III b

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Oral Examination Week 12 No Graded No


Examination: Mid-Term Examination Week 6 No Graded No


Examination: Written Examination 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Attendance: Attendance and participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: Aural Examination Week 11 No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 1 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback is provided individually to students on the midterm exam in Week 7-8. Students can seek feedback on end of semester components, post-assessment.

Name Role
Ms Sara Lobach Tutor