Language and Linguistics
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
16 October 2023
Requisites for this module
LA043, LA250, LA260
This module covers material that takes you to level B2 of the European Framework. We will practise text comprehension and production, both orally and in writing and concentrate on advanced vocabulary work. Topics include "Arbeit und Studium", "Zwischen den Kulturen", and "Technik und Fortschritt".
In addition, main features of spoken language, like modal particles, will be studied and practised in role play situations in addition to aural comprehension exercises. In the second term we will discuss the book and film "Knallhart" (see reading list).There will also be a dedicated grammar revision class each week.
All classes will be taught in German and exercises are usually done in pairs or small groups to ensure individual active class participation.
Detailed work plans for each module component will be available at the beginning of each term.
The aims of this module are:
to increase the student’s awareness of different variants of the language and
to expand and consolidate their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary through both theoretical study and a wide range of practical exercises.
By the end of the module students should be quite fluent in standard German (Exit Level B2). They should be able to understand spoken and written authentic texts of medium difficulty. Furthermore, students should have the ability to correctly express themselves both orally and in writing on more demanding topics in present day German speaking countries.
Students will be able to study abroad, if this module is taken and successfully completed as a 2nd year option in a 4 year degree.
There will be a balanced skills approach, with equal emphasis on speaking, writing, aural and textual comprehension. We will read an authentic novel, watch an authentic movie, and work with authentic websites.
It is essential to attend and actively participate in classes at all times, submit homework regularly, interact with other students in pair and group work, and spend a minimum of 6 hours per week self-studying.
The module consists of 4 contact hours per week for 21 weeks. In addition to face-to- face teaching (subject to Government regulations at the time), students have access to a varied range of E-learning materials which are integrated into the module.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
|Main exam: In-Person, Open Book (Restricted), 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period)
|Reassessment Main exam: In-Person, Open Book (Restricted), 120 minutes during September (Reassessment Period)
Additional coursework information
Students will be prepared to spend the year abroad in a German speaking country.
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mrs Emma Hopper, email: email@example.com.
Emma Hopper, Felicia Stuhldreher
Emma Hopper, office: 4.303, telephone: 01206 872191, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Felicia Stuhldreher, Room 3.302, email@example.com
Mrs Laura Hedwig Anneliese Lewis
Available via Moodle
Of 44 hours, 42 (95.5%) hours available to students:
2 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.
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