Module title: German 7a Advanced German - Report Writing

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

Module code: LNG10102
Module leader: Sibylle Ratz
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages
Prerequisites

LNG09108 - German 6 or completion of an internal language assessment test.
Equivalent Learning - Common European Framework of Reference level B2

2019/0, 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;

The reduced contact time reflects the requirement for students to work more independently at this level. Students will be given the opportunity to learn the lexis and structures associated with report-writing though carefully selected authentic texts. Practice will be given in report-writing. Feedback is given informally at each class and after submission of the formative tasks in the portfolio.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills;

Communication skills are enhanced by learning a second language; the ability to synthesise and discuss a number of authentic documents; time management and self-direction.

Assessment (formative and summative);

Formative assessment takes the form of practice report writing. Summative assessment takes place in week 13 (submission of the portfolio) and 14/15 (exam).

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;

Teaching materials are available on WebCT and on the languages server as well as in hard copy. Assessments are designed to be fair to students from a range of backgrounds and different first languages. Additional support where appropriate is available from Student Support Services.

Internationalisation;

Learning a foreign language gives an entry to another culture and world view and fosters integration and tolerance.



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 162
Face To Face Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 50 1-2 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 3 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Work on grammar and lexis and revision of relevant complex structures. Lexis and structures used in report writing. Practice in reading authentic documents and analysis of the same for their linguistic content. Practice in report writing.



Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Synthesise and integrate information from a variety of authentic professional sources in German
LO2: Apply advanced level language skills to write fluently and accurately in German on a variety of business and professional topics
LO3: Write a cogently argued, well structured report in German on a business or professional topic.

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