Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
This language course provides students with a sound foundation in German (grammar and vocabulary). It enables students to understand the gist of authentic written and spoken German and to speak and write about familiar topics with a degree of accuracy and fluency.
No previous knowledge of German is required, but this course is also for students which took German at school before, on any level lower than Higher or A-level.
With 3 Language Classes and 1 Language Practical per week this course encourages and supports students to develop their personal self-study strategies.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Building on the work done in German for Beginners 1, this course will develop greater receptive and productive German language skills, enabling students to understand authentic spoken and written German and to express themselves in speech and writing with a reasonable degree of accuracy. Students attend formal language classes for the study of German grammar, and a weekly tutorial in smaller groups, focusing on spoken German. Students are also required to pursue an intensive course of private study and to submit regular written work. The course may be taken alone as a pure language course, or in combination with GM1549 - Background to German Beginners 2, and can lead on to a Honours degree in German.
This course may not be taken by students who qualify for German Language 2 (GM 1550).
Michaela Perlmann-Balme et al., Themen aktuell 2. Kursbuch (Hueber, 2011)
Michaela Perlmann-Balme et al., Themen aktuell 2. Workbook (Hueber, 2011)
Dictionary, any size
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (70%) plus continuous assessment exercises (10%), plus one in-class test (10%), plus an oral examination (10%).
Regular formative assessments of different aspects of written German language. Continuous formative feedback on spoken German.
Written and /or verbal feedback is given on all assessments. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in both grammar classes and oral classes.