Module title: German 4

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LNG08109
Module leader: Sibylle Ratz
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages
Prerequisites

Module code LNG 08102
Module title German 3 or completion of an internal language assessment test.
Examples of equivalent learning Level B1 on the European Framework

2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sibylle Ratz
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Classes are in tutorial form and highly interactive. Emphasis is placed on practising speaking, listening, reading and writing skills using the resources of the language labs and the languages server. Extensive use Moodle in conjunction with these resources facilitates practice, revision and independent learning.
Informal formative feedback is given continuously in the interactive classes, via written homework and on practice presentations.

Key employability skills embedded in the module are: general communication skills; presentation skills; IT skills

Assessment (formative and summative);

Formative feedback is given on the basis of class activities and guided learning. Summative assessments take place in weeks 13 (listening and presentation) and 14/15 (reading and writing).

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 provided in hard copy and on Moodle. The languages server facilitates access to language learning materials across the university. The assessments are designed to be accessible to students from a range of different backgrounds and first languages. Student Support Services provides extra support as required.

Internationalisation

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


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 48
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Structures Clinical Exam (OSCE) 40 1,4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Listening Exercise 5 5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 300
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 2,3,6 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Learning Log 5 ALL 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 300
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

In this module you will consolidate and extend more complex tenses and structures (including all past tenses and the passive voice); you will learn the appropriate lexis and strategies for giving successful presentations; you will learn and understand vocabulary and structures relating to business and professional life and Germany's economy. You will learn about the history of Germany since 1989.



Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: exploit a wide range of simple and more complex structures to maintain interaction and complete simple tasks in German
LO2: show a secure grasp of basic grammar
LO3: write correctly on a prepared topic
LO4: deliver a prepared presentation on a business or professional topic and answer simple questions
LO5: understand simple authentic spoken passages in German
LO6: understand simple authentic texts in German

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - MARTIN DURRELL, KATRIN KOHL, GUDRUN LOFTUS (2012) ESSENTIAL GERMAN GRAMMAR: HODDER EDUCATION, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780340741894
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