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LANG7014 - Applied German

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Title:Applied German
Long Title:Applied German
Module Code:LANG7014
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Languages
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Katie Power
Module Author: SHEREE BORGE
Module Description: This module develops and extends existing vocabulary on a range of everyday and business topics. In addition to Business German, this module also includes elements of cultural studies such as Film Studies and short story analysis, providing a well-rounded appreciation of the German language and culture. This module is taught at CEFR Level B1.1 (also commonly referred to as lower B1 level); students must have acquired a minimum of Level A2 in German prior to taking this module.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 describe important aspects of German culture and heritage through film and/or short story analysis;
LO2 comprehend a reasonably complex level of spoken German in everyday and business contexts;
LO3 speak German, in business and everyday situations requiring negotiation and resolution;
LO4 write extended paragraphs, projects, letters and emails in German;
LO5 comprehend, interpret and/or translate authentic materials in German such as business correspondence, product descriptions, charts, tables and graphs, at an intermediate 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 MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

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.

CEFR Level A2 in German.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Film Studies
Film: Das Leben der Anderen
German for Business
Office equipment; basic CV production and LinkedIn profile creation; business correspondence; apartment hunting; responding to job advertisements.
Listening Skills
Group and paired dramatic role-playing; audio materials; film materials.
Speaking Skills
Advanced CALL programmes; group and paired dramatic role-playing (e.g. manager/employee scenarios).
Writing Skills
Writing business correspondence (e.g. orders or letters of complaint). Analysis of a film, short story or poem.
Reading skills
Reading moderately complex authentic tests (such as longer newspaper, internet or magazine articles, as well as short stories and poems) in German.
Grammar
Areas of revision include: sowohl ... als auch/nicht nur .... sondern ; phrasal verbs; comparative and superlative; Subjunctive II; Passive mood with and without agency; the Pluperfect.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Participation 1,2,3,4,5 20.0 Every Week
Project Project - short story, film, or business text analysis 1,4,5 15.0 Week 5
Other Listening comprehension 2 10.0 Week 11
Other In-class test 1,4,5 30.0 Week 12
Other Oral assessment 2,3 25.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

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 Speaking, listening, reading, writing, Landeskunde 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Language lab work 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent revision of language structures and vocabulary; independent project research and writing 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Speaking, listening, reading, writing, Landeskunde 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Language lab work 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent revision of language structures and vocabulary; independent project research and writing 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Buscha, Anna & Szilvia Szita 2012, B-Grammatik (Ubungsgrammatiken Deutsch A B C), Schubert [ISBN: 9783941323100]
  • Graziella Guenat (Autor), Peter Hartmann (Autor) 2014, Berufspraxis Deutsch B1, Klett [ISBN: 9783126757225]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Beck, Norbert & Jörg Braunert 2017, Alltag, Beruf & Co Niveau B1/1, Chapters 1-5 only, Hueber Verlag [ISBN: 9783195015905]
  • Collins 2013, Collins German Dictionary Complete and Unabridged: For advanced learners and professionals, Collins [ISBN: 9780007510832]
  • Braunert 2007, Unternehmen Deutsch Lehrbuch, [Chapters 2-4, Klett [ISBN: 9783126757454]
  • Kaufmann, Susan et al 2011, Berliner Platz Neu 3, Klett / Langenscheidt [ISBN: 9783126060561]
  • Emma Sophia Buchheim 2007, German Poetry for Beginners: A Graduated Collection of Easy Poems for Repetition from Modern German Poets, Lightning Source Inc [ISBN: 978-0548242117]
  • Keating, Mary, A. and Gillian S. Martin 2004, Managing Cross-Cultural Business Relations: the Irish-German Experience, Blackhall Publishing Dublin [ISBN: ISBN:1-842180-67-3]
  • Kaminer, Wladimir 2000, Russendisko, Manhattan Publications [ISBN: ISBN 3442545196]
  • Appelbaum, Stanley (ed.) 1993, Five Great German Short Stories, Dover NY [ISBN: 0486276198]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BBUSS_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) 1 Elective
CR_BBADM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business Administration 1 Elective
CR_BIBLA_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language 3 Group Elective 1
CR_BMRKT_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing 7 Elective
CR_FTRSM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism Management 7 Elective

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