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GM4050: GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY 6 (2022-2023)

Last modified: 27 Sep 2022 10:21


Course Overview

This level 4 course is specifically aimed at students who want to improve their German Language skills, but who are not taking German as  part of a single or joint Honours programme in German Studies. It consists of a German language class, a composition class and an oral class.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Full Year Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Katya Krylova

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

This 30-credit level 4 course  runs over the whole session and consists of a weekly German language class, an oral class and regular composition exercises.  The module aims to expand and refine German language expertise in writing, reading, speaking and listening, to an advanced level.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Language Seminar during University weeks 8 - 18, 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Language Seminar during University weeks 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 8 - 18
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 8 - 18

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Language Exercise

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 15,29 Feedback Weeks 18,32

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Composition work.

Feedback - in-class and individual returns

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to reflect on contemporary aspects of German society in the improve their spoken German.
ProceduralEvaluateBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to evaluate their own language skills, check for accuracy of their oral /aural and written German language skill base
ReflectionAnalyseBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses as a result of performance in tests and homework exercises.
ReflectionAnalyseBuilding on language study at tertiary level, students will be able to reflect on their own language skills, expand oral /aural and written German language skill base
ReflectionEvaluateBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to generate and refine German and generic essay writing skills

Language Exercise

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

To take place in May exam diet.

Translation based exercise.

Feedback - by request

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to reflect on contemporary aspects of German society in the improve their spoken German.
ProceduralEvaluateBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to evaluate their own language skills, check for accuracy of their oral /aural and written German language skill base
ReflectionAnalyseBuilding on language study at tertiary level, students will be able to reflect on their own language skills, expand oral /aural and written German language skill base
ReflectionAnalyseBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses as a result of performance in tests and homework exercises.
ReflectionEvaluateBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to generate and refine German and generic essay writing skills

Oral Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Oral component - 20 minute oral exam

Feedback - by request

Oral exams are classroom-based and arranged within the school

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to reflect on contemporary aspects of German society in the improve their spoken German.
ProceduralEvaluateBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to evaluate their own language skills, check for accuracy of their oral /aural and written German language skill base
ReflectionAnalyseBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses as a result of performance in tests and homework exercises.
ReflectionAnalyseBuilding on language study at tertiary level, students will be able to reflect on their own language skills, expand oral /aural and written German language skill base
ReflectionEvaluateBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to generate and refine German and generic essay writing skills

Language Exercise

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks 17,34 Feedback Weeks 20,37

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Composition work- 2 hour exam

Feebback - by request

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to reflect on contemporary aspects of German society in the improve their spoken German.
ProceduralEvaluateBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to evaluate their own language skills, check for accuracy of their oral /aural and written German language skill base
ReflectionAnalyseBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses as a result of performance in tests and homework exercises.
ReflectionAnalyseBuilding on language study at tertiary level, students will be able to reflect on their own language skills, expand oral /aural and written German language skill base
ReflectionEvaluateBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to generate and refine German and generic essay writing skills

Oral Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Oral component (continuous assessment throughout course)

Feedback - In-class and individual returns at end of week 38

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to reflect on contemporary aspects of German society in the improve their spoken German.
ProceduralEvaluateBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to evaluate their own language skills, check for accuracy of their oral /aural and written German language skill base
ReflectionAnalyseBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses as a result of performance in tests and homework exercises.
ReflectionAnalyseBuilding on language study at tertiary level, students will be able to reflect on their own language skills, expand oral /aural and written German language skill base
ReflectionEvaluateBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to generate and refine German and generic essay writing skills

Language Exercise

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 11,17,28,34 Feedback Weeks 14,20,31,37

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Feedback

Translation based exercises

Feedback - in class and individual returns

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to reflect on contemporary aspects of German society in the improve their spoken German.
ProceduralEvaluateBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to evaluate their own language skills, check for accuracy of their oral /aural and written German language skill base
ReflectionAnalyseBuilding on language study at tertiary level, students will be able to reflect on their own language skills, expand oral /aural and written German language skill base
ReflectionAnalyseBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses as a result of performance in tests and homework exercises.
ReflectionEvaluateBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to generate and refine German and generic essay writing skills

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Oral Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Summative 40 mins oral exam (includes questions on translation, grammar and other aspects of language skill)

Feedback - by request

Venue - small classroom or online

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to reflect on contemporary aspects of German society in the improve their spoken German.
ReflectionEvaluateBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to generate and refine German and generic essay writing skills
ReflectionAnalyseBuilding on language study at tertiary level, students will be able to reflect on their own language skills, expand oral /aural and written German language skill base
ProceduralEvaluateBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to evaluate their own language skills, check for accuracy of their oral /aural and written German language skill base
ReflectionAnalyseBuilding on their language study at tertiary level, students will be able to reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses as a result of performance in tests and homework exercises.

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