German Intermediate One (FLG2215)
|Staff||Ms Astrid Hermes - Convenor|
|Pre-requisites||Completion of FLG1130 or equivalent|
|Duration of Module||Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;|
The module is appropriate for students who either already have or may quickly regain a level of proficiency in German broadly equivalent to that of GCSE Grade A-B (or equivalent).
The module aims to:
- Consolidate the essential structures of the target language, developing both vocabulary and range of language structures thus equipping students with the linguistic tools to enable them to communicate effectively in everyday situations
- Further develop active and passive language skills and productive skills in speaking, reading and writing - Deepen students' understanding and appreciation of the customs, culture and society of the regions/countries in which the languages are spoken and to develop student awareness of the general social and cultural background of the language.
The exit level of this module is broadly equivalent to a solid A2 level of the Common European Framework for Languages.
exit level of this module is broadly equivalent to a solid A2 Level of the Common European Framework for Languages.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. Demonstrate competence in the use of basic grammatical structures of the target language
- 2. Read and comprehend straightforward written texts on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, study, leisure etc. in the target language
- 3. Communicate effectively on a limited range of general topics which are familiar or of personal interest, both orally and in writing, and produce short descriptive and narrative texts, formal and informal letters.
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 4. Understand the principles of learning a foreign language intensively and organise his/her learning with guidance from the tutor.
- 5. Use available learning aids in a variety of media, such as a reference grammar and bilingual dictionary, to consolidate his/her learning
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 6. Make a brief presentation on a topic which is familiar or of personal interest and hold a short conversation in the target language which may involve expressing opinions and making value judgements
- 7. Make progress through developing skills of self-study and application and develop an awareness of and sensitivity to a foreign culture
The module provides a systematic approach to acquiring essential grammar structures in a communicative context and in accordance with the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
It covers the following grammar / topics:
•Verbs in the present/ simple past/ present perfect tense
•Separable and non-separable verbs
•Article + adjective + noun
•The genitive case (+ recap of the case system)
•Verbs with the accusative/dative
•Verbs and preposition combinations
•Coordinating and subordinating conjunctions
•Comparison of adjectives
School, university and training;
Hobbies and leisure activities;
Money and consumer behaviour;
World of work;
Travel and holidays;
Animals and people;
Accommodation and food
Teaching methods are based on interactive language development tasks, such as pair / group work and role playing, and include the study of short texts, oral development work and listening comprehension exercises.
You will be expected to spend time studying outside the class and we provide guidance, facilities and materials to help you develop your expertise as an independent language learner. You will receive regular feedback on your progress from class activities, homework assignments etc. You will also receive formal feedback on the In-Class Test, including suggestions for what and how to improve and identifying your own strategies for improvement.
Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||22||Language classes|
|Guided independent study||128||Preparation|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|4 formative tasks per year (grammar and vocabulary, writing, reading and listening comprehension)||Variable||1-5, 7||Writtena and oral|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|In class test||25||1.5 hours||1-5, 7||written|
|Oral test||25||7/8 minutes||1, 3-7||written|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|In class test, Exam||Written Exam||1-5, 7||Referral/deferral period|
|Oral test||Oral test||1, 3-7||Referral/deferral period|
Oral test 25%, Written Exam 75%
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
Main course book: Begegnungen A2+ Integriertes Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch, Schubert Verlag, October 2008 and Jones/Lawlor, Practice inGerman Grammar, Nelson Thornes Ltd; 2Rev Ed edition, 2001
Recommended materials: Dictionary: Collins Pocket German Dictionary.
Module has an active ELE page?
Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources
ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=2212
Available as distance learning?
Last revision date
Key words search
German, intermediate, German Intermediate, German ex-beginners, German Language