German Intermediate One (FLG2230)

StaffDr Birgit Hanke -
Credit Value30
ECTS Value15
NQF Level5
Pre-requisitesCompletion of FLG1130 or equivalent
Co-requisitesNone
Duration of Module Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;

Module aims

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, including comprehension skills in listening, 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.

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. Demonstrate competence in the use of basic grammatical structures of the target language
  • 2. Read and comprehend straightforward written and aural texts on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, study, leisure etc in the target language
  • 3. Communicate effectively on a broad 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 presentation on a topic pertinent to everyday occurrences in his/her field and hold a 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

Syllabus plan

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:

Main Grammar:

•Verbs in the present/ simple past/ present perfect tense

•Separable and non-separable verbs

•Reflexive verbs

•Article + adjective + noun

•Pronouns

•The genitive case (+ recap of the case system)

•Verbs with the accusative/dative

•Verbs and preposition combinations

•Negation

•Inversion

•Sub-clauses

•Coordinating and subordinating conjunctions

•Relative clauses

•Infinitive clauses

•Indirect questions

•Comparison of adjectives

•Subjunctive II/Conditional

•Prepositions (accusative/dative/two-way)

 

Main Topics:

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 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 ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
662340

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities66Language classes
Guided Independent Study234Private Study

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
6 formative tasks per year (grammar and vocabulary, writing, reading and listening comprehension)Variable1-5, 7Written and oral

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
06040

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
In class test201.5 hours1-5, 7Written Feedback Sheet with opportunity for individual follow-up with tutor/s.
Oral test258-9 minutes1, 3-7Written Feedback Sheet
In-Class Listening Test1545 minutes2, 7Written Feedback Sheet with opportunity for individual follow-up with tutor/s.
Written Exam401.5 hours1-5, 7Written Feedback (upon request)
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Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
In class test, In class Listening Test, Written ExamWritten exam1-5, 7Referral/deferral period
Oral testOral test1, 3-7Referral/deferral period

Re-assessment notes

Oral Test = 25%, Written Examination = 75%

 

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Main course book:

Begegnungen A2+ Integriertes Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch, Schubert Verlag 2013

Recommended materials: Dictionary: Collins Pocket German Dictionary.

Module has an active ELE page?

Yes

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=2212

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

2010

Last revision date

28/02/2017

Key words search

German, intermediate; German Intermediate; Ex-Beginners German