GERMAN LANGUAGE II FOR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES - 2020/1
Module code: GER1056
This is a FHEQ Level 4 module for German. It is taught in the target language, over the Spring semester.
School of Literature and Languages
KLEINLERCHER Alexandra (Lit & Langs)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: R210
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Delivering a presentation, e.g. body language, visual aids, handling questions,
- Negotiating: making suggestions, accepting and rejecting proposals and suggestions, bargaining, summarizing results
- Making phone calls
- Handling complaints and giving advice
- Chairing and participating in meetings
- Listening comprehension
- Workplace writing genres, e.g. e-mails and letters, minutes, reports
- CVs and cover letters
- Intonation, stress, pitch
- Grammatical terminology in German
- The grammar of spoken and written German
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Oral exam or presentation||Speaking task||20|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
- Knowledge and understanding of the use of the target language;
- Ability to analyse and interpret texts;
- Ability to select and synthesise information from written and oral texts;
- Ability to use IT skills to find and present relevant information;
- Subject-specific knowledge of German history and culture.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- An integrated skills portfolio, containing a variety of oral and written tasks handed in as coursework throughout the semester.
- A final exam of two hours, usually consisting of two of the tasks practised during the semester
Formative assessment and feedback
- Formative assessment will focus on student participation and class discussions throughout the module.
- Students will be provided with detailed written feedback following coursework assignments.
- Verbal feedback will also occur in class and individual appointments if required.
- This module aims to develop the linguistic skills to enable students to participate and communicate effectively in a range of professional contexts.
|001||Communicate effectively, in speaking and writing, and with a relatively good degree of fluency and accuracy in a range of professional settings, in German||CKPT|
|002||Recognise distinguishing features of spoken and written professional genres.||KP|
|003||Recognise and use appropriate nonverbal techniques in professional communication.||KPT|
|004||Use the grammatical and pragmatic conventions of language which are required for communication in professional contexts.||KPT|
|005||Understand spoken and written German on professional topics.||CPT|
|006||Demonstrate a good degree of grammatical accuracy in their use of more advanced German grammar.||CKP|
|007||Demonstrate a good degree of accuracy and appropriateness in the intonation of individual words and sentences||CKP|
|008||Recognise and eliminate first language inference||CP|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Seminar Hours: 22
Tutorial Hours: 11
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
- Enable students to acquire explicit knowledge of the linguistic structures, grammar and stylistic registers through attending classes and reading in the target language;
- Encourage student participation and learner autonomy, through small group classes, reading outside contact hours and participating in seminars;
- Develop ability to use linguists’ tools, such as dictionaries and IT resources;
- Develop research skills, through reading and presenting findings, through informal class presentations and in the assignments;
- Enable students to engage in analytical and evaluative thinking, to analyse and interpret texts and other cultural products, through attending classes and engaging in individual study.
- Develop communication skills through interactions in class.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Teaching will be delivered in a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops.
- There will be opportunities for class discussion, group work and peer evaluation.
- Further guidance for independent study will be provided by the class tutor.
- There will be opportunities for formative feedback on a practice presentation and from written and spoken tasks set as homework.
Reading list for GERMAN LANGUAGE II FOR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/ger1056
Programmes this module appears in
|English Literature with German BA (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Modern Languages (French with German) BA (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Modern Languages (Spanish with German) BA (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|