Module title: German 1

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LNG07102
Module leader: Sibylle Ratz
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Michael Kranert
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Classes for this module are in tutorial form and are highly interactive. Emphasis is placed on practising speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, using the resources of the language laboratories and the languages server. Use of Moodle in conjunction with these facilities facilitates practice, revision and independent learning. The portfolio includes an agreed programme of formative and summative assessments to help you pace your language learning. Continuous assessment promotes good learning practice and encourages planning, reflection, taking responsibility for organising your own learning and constant revision.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills

Oral and written communication skills are developed. The acquisition of another language enhances employability. Good time management is encouraged and reflection on learning is promoted.

Assessment (formative and summative);
Frequent opportunities for revision and consolidation of earlier learning occur in every class. Formative and summative assessment takes place according to a timetable issued at the beginning of the module.

Research/ teaching linkages;

The module content and delivery is based on current research and best practice in language teaching and applied linguistics.

supporting equality and diversity;

Materials are available via WebCT and on the languages server to ensure they are available to all students. The assessments are designed to be suitable for students from a range of different backgrounds and first languages. Student Support Services can supply additional support as appropriate.

Internationalisation

The module provides an insight and an entry into another culture and fosters cultural integration and understanding.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1200
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jane Wilkinson
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Classes for this module are in tutorial form and are highly interactive. Emphasis is placed on practising speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, using the resources of the language laboratories and the languages server. Use of WebCT Vista in conjunction with these facilities facilitates practice, revision and independent learning. The portfolio includes an agreed programme of formative and summative assessments to help you pace your language learning. Continuous assessment promotes good learning practice and encourages planning, reflection, taking responsibility for organising your own learning and constant revision.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills

Oral and written communication skills are developed. The acquisition of another language enhances employability. Good time management is encouraged and reflection on learning is promoted.

Assessment (formative and summative);
Frequent opportunities for revision and consolidation of earlier learning occur in every class. Formative and summative assessment takes place according to a timetable issued at the beginning of the module.

Research/ teaching linkages;

The module content and delivery is based on current research and best practice in language teaching and applied linguistics.

supporting equality and diversity;

Materials are available via WebCT and on the languages server to ensure they are available to all students. The assessments are designed to be suitable for students from a range of different backgrounds and first languages. Student Support Services can supply additional support as appropriate.

Internationalisation

The module provides an insight and an entry into another culture and fosters cultural integration and understanding.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1200
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Basic grammar, including definite and indefinite articles, pronouns, possessive pronouns, adjectives, the present tense.
Vocabulary relating to personal and family life and everyday transactions, cardinal numbers and time, and cultural issues such as housing, transport and food.
The development of reflective, organisational and technical skills to underpin successful language learning.
The development of simple independent research skills, using the internet or other resources as appropriate.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: provide and ask for information on topics relating to yourself and your family in German.
LO2: conduct simple everyday transactions, such as, for example, ordering a meal, using simple but accurate German.
LO3: understand simple written language and write simple sentences correctly
LO4: identify aspects of cultural life in Germany
LO5: reflect on the process of language learning
LO6: take responsibility for organising your own learning

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - PAUL COGGLE, HEINER SCHENKE WILLKOMMEN! BEGINNER'S COURSE. COURSE BOOK, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781444165
Recommended - DEUTSCHE WELLE. DEUTSCH INTERAKTIV - HTTP://DEUTSCHKURSE.DW.COM/KURSPLATTFORM/WEBOBJECTS/KURSPLATTFORM.WOA/WO/2.1
PAUL COGGLE, HEINER SCHENKE (2012) WILLKOMMEN! BEGINNER'S COURSE. ACTIVITY BOOK, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781444165
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