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GM2540: GERMAN LANGUAGE (ADVANCED INTRODUCTORY) 2 (2017-2018)

Last modified: 14 Apr 2017 15:00


Course Overview

The intention of the course is to extend and reinforce further students' command of German grammar, vocabulary and syntactic structures, and to introduce various styles of written and spoken German. The course builds on the work done in GM2040 and  is intended only for continuing beginners. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study Yes
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Gundula-Maria Sharman

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Building on GERMAN LANGUAGE (ADVANCED INTRODUCTORY) 1, the course consists of language classes leading to advanced communicative competence in German and it will include the analysis of contemporary texts drawn from a variety of contexts. The intention of the course is to extend and reinforce further students' command of German grammar, vocabulary and syntactic structures, and to introduce various styles of written and spoken German. The course fosters a sound grasp of German grammar and reinforces students' vocabulary and prepares intending Honours students for their period of residence abroad. The teaching is in both English and German.

Further Information & Notes

Not available to native speakers of German. May not be taken in the same half-session together with GM 1550 or GM 2542.
Prescribed text: Aspekte 1 Mittelstufe Deutsch in Teilbänden, Teil 2, ISBN: 978-3-12-606008-0 

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Behavioural Studies with German
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in German Language (Hons)
  • German Minor

Contact Teaching Time

44 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: 2 assignments (20%); 1 two-hour examination (50%); 1 oral/aural examination (30%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Two continuous assessment tests. Regular homework exercises.

Feedback

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in both written language classes and oral/aural classes.

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