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LANG6040 - Breakthrough German

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Title:Breakthrough German
Long Title:Breakthrough German
Module Code:LANG6040
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Languages
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 10 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Pio Fenton
Module Author: SHEREE BORGE
Module Description: This module is aimed at students who have a fundamental knowledge of the German language (CEFR Level A1.2). It aims to strengthen and deepen existing language skills and cultural awareness.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 describe aspects of German culture and behavioural norms
LO2 understand a basic level of spoken German
LO3 speak in the present and spoken past tenses
LO4 write short paragraphs in German using the present and written past tenses
LO5 comprehend authentic texts in German at a basic level
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Landeskunde
German customs and etiquette (e.g. food in Germany; dining etiquette; visitor etiquette; forms of address)
Language content
General and everyday situations requiring interaction and negotiation at a basic level, such as making purchases or asking for directions.
Grammar
Modal verbs, the written past tense, the future tense.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Landeskunde: German customs and etiquette 1 20.0 Week 6
Other in-class test 4,5 25.0 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation Listening test 2 10.0 Week 11
Practical/Skills Evaluation Oral 3 20.0 Week 12
Other in-class test 4,5 25.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Culture Studies: customs and festivals; reading comprehension; role-playing and paired interaction; listening comprehension; basic grammar 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab supervised project research, listening comprehension; grammar exercises 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Directed Learning independent project research and writing & revision of materials covered during class 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Culture Studies: customs and festivals; reading comprehension; role-playing and paired interaction; listening comprehension; basic grammar 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab supervised project research, listening comprehension; grammar exercises 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Directed Learning independent project research and writing & revision of materials covered during class 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Lemcke, Christiane et al, Berliner Platz A1 Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch Teil 2, Klett [ISBN: 9783126061117]
  • Langenscheidt, Langenscheidt Standard Dictionary (German-English), Langenscheidt [ISBN: 9783468980466]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Barry Tomalin, Culture Smart Germany: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company [ISBN: 1558687041]
  • Barry Tomalin, Culture Smart Germany: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company [ISBN: 1558687041]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

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