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GM 1554

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G M Sharman

Pre-requisite(s): German for Beginners 1 (GM 1054), or equivalent.

Note(s): This course may not be taken by students who qualify for German Language 2 (GM 1550).

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.

3 one-hour language classes plus 1 one-hour language practical per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (70%) plus continuous assessment exercises (10%), plus one in-class test (10%), plus an oral examination (10%).

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