Module title: German 5

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LNG09102
Module leader: Sibylle Ratz
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages
Prerequisites

LNG08109 - German 4 or completion of an internal language assessment test.
Equivalent Learning - Common European Framework of Reference B1

2018/9, Trimester 1, 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:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs;

Classes 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 labs and the languages server. Extensive use of Moodle in conjunction with these resources facilitates practice, revision and independent learning. The portfolio contains tasks covering all four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills;

Key employability skills are: time management and taking responsibility for your own workload; communication skills; research skills; the ability to argue a case or defend a position in speaking or writing in German.

Assessment (formative and summative);

Informal feedback is given during the tutorials. The portfolio contains both formative tasks (guided research, language practice) and summative assessments (tasks and class tests).

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. The assessments are designed to be accessible to students from a range of different backgrounds and first languages. Student Support Services can provide extra help 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 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Needs analysis and individual action plan; review of all tenses, including passives and all straightforward sentence structures; review of complex grammar; lexis and structures for expressing formal agreement, disagreement and argumentation; structured and supported independent research into selected aspects of German life focussing on news and current affairs



Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: understand more complex and sustained authentic texts in German from a variety of sources with some assistance
LO2: communicate spontaneously and naturally with good grammatical control in speaking and writing
LO3: use effective argumentation with clearly linked ideas
LO4: apply his/her language skills in researching aspects of current affairs and contemporary issues in Germany
LO5: prepare a strategy for enhancing his/her own language learning and appraise his/her own progress

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - CAROL FEHRINGER (2013) GERMAN GRAMMAR IN CONTEXT: ROUTLEDGE, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 978144416726
Recommended - MARTIN DURRELL, KATRIN KOHL, GUDRUN LOFTUS (2002) ESSENTIAL GERMAN GRAMMMAR: HODDER EDUCATION, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780340741894
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