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GM1050: GERMAN LANGUAGE 1 (2017-2018)

Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

This module is designed for students with an SCE H in German or equivalent. The course develops receptive and productive oral and written German language skills. Students who are considering applying for entry to German Honours must take this course.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study Yes
  • Ms Claudia Sein

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • GM1054 German for Beginners 1 (Studied)
  • GM1554 German for Beginners 2 (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course will develop receptive and productive language skills through weekly classes which will focus respectively on written language, aural language and oral language. In addition students will complete a structured programme of self learning. The course consists of lectures on aspects of German grammar as well as two tutorials per week in which students practice their oral skils and tutorials in which students complete written German language work, which is supplemented by homework exercises.

Further Information & Notes

May NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with GM 1054 or GM 2040.
Prescribed textbooks: 
Aspekte 1 Mittelstufe Deutsch in Teilbänden, Teil 1, ISBN: 978-3-12-606007-3 

Paul Webster: The German Handbook: Your Guide to Speaking and Writing German (Cambridge University Press, 1999), ISBN: 9780521648608 


Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • German Joint
  • German Major
  • German Minor
  • MA German Studies

Contact Teaching Time

33 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: In-course assessment: 2 in-class tests (70%): oral/aural continuous assessment (30%).

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

Formative Assessment

Regular homework exercises.


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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