Module title: German 6

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

Module code: LNG09108
Module leader: Jane Wilkinson
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 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: Jane Wilkinson
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 in nature. In the course of completing the project the students will use the resources of the internet, the German community at Napier University, partner universities in Germany and the library to produce a report on an agreed topic relating to a topic related to current affairs in Germany. The structure and timetable for the research as well as the roles in the group presentation will be agreed in advance with the lecturer, whose role will be chiefly that of facilitator. The findings of the group work will be presented orally and the findings of the individual project will be presented in writing.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills;

The skills include embedded in this module include: teamwork; research skills; time management; presentation skills

Assessment (formative and summative);

Formative feedback is given in each class and on the deadlines agreed by the project team. Summative assessments take place in weeks 6/7 (the presentation) and week 9 and 15 (the written report)

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 assessments allow students from a variety of backgrounds, first languages and with differing strengths to demonstrate their ability. Student Support Services can provide extra help as required.

Internationalisation

The module is international in focus and fosters integration and cross-cultural understanding, particularly in relation to the language, lifestyles and customs of the target country.


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 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 30 1,2,4,5 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 70 1-4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Introduction to the project which forms the focus of the module; structured research into an agreed topic relating to a current topic in a German-speaking country. The project may include book-based and internet based research, surveys of fellow students and research via contacts in Germany. Students will also prepare and carry out a group presentation on a topic related to current affairs in a German-speaking country.
Remedial assistance with complex grammar and structures and guidance on group-work and presentation techniques will be given

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: apply language skills in researching and preparing a project on an agreed topic
LO2: communicate naturally and spontaneously with native speakers
LO3: write accurately on a range of professional topics
LO4: collaborate successfully with other class members in the production of a group project
LO5: present the findings clearly and fluently to a non-specialist audience

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - MARTIN DURRELL, KATRIN KOHL, GUDRUN LOFTUS (2002) ESSENTIAL GERMAN GRAMMAR: HODDER EDUCATION, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780340741894
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