German Advanced Two (FLG3515)
|Staff||Dr Birgit Hanke - Convenor|
|Pre-requisites||Completion of FLG3415/3430 or equivalent|
|Duration of Module||Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;|
German Advanced 2 is intended for students who have successfully completed FLG3415/30 German Advanced 1 or who have an A level (Grade A*-B) plus one year of further study on an Advanced course or equivalent.
This module aims to:
- review and consolidate the advanced 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 and academic situations
- further develop and embed active and passive language skills, including comprehension skills in listening and reading, with particular emphasis placed on the skills necessary for effective oral and written communication in the target language at an advanced level
- build on knowledge of the socio-cultural aspects of the regions/countries in which the languages are spoken and to continue to develop transferable skills necessary for studying and/or working abroad.
This module is broadly equivalent to a high B2/ low C1 Proficient User Level of the Common European Framework for Languages.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. Demonstrate competence in the use of a range of advanced grammatical structures of the target language
- 2. Read and comprehend a range of demanding, longer written texts in most registers, on both concrete and abstract topics in the target language, including articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes and viewpoints which may be implicit
- 3. Communicate fluently and spontaneously, orally or in writing, on complex and abstract topics and produce coherent, cohesive and near-accurate texts in a range of appropriate styles and genres
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 4. Demonstrate advanced levels of autonomy in language learning, with minimal direction from the teacher
- 5. Use available learning aids in a variety of media, including an advanced reference grammar and specialist dictionary, to consolidate his/her learning
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 6. Work proactively and flexibly with others as part of a team, react and adapt to some unexpected situations as appropriate
- 7. Apply self-study skills and demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to a foreign culture.
- 8. Defend a viewpoint in debate and evaluate or critique other viewpoints in interaction
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. At this level, students are expected to demonstrate competence in the use of advanced grammatical structures. However, there may be remedial revision / consolidation of grammar during the module.
The coursebook used in this module is an integrated textbook and workbook combining a range of contemporary topics with systematic revision of those areas of grammar required for communicating at an advanced level in an idiomatic manner. Topics range from more personal topics, such as smalltalk or success, to contemporary issues related to modern society.
Teaching methods are based on interactive language development tasks, such as pair / group work and may include the study of longer and more complex 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 and advanced language learner.
You will be asked to consolidate your class work by learning advanced vocabulary and structures, and by reading, watching or listening to material in German.
You will receive regular feedback on your progress from class activities, homework assignments and formative assessment tasks. You will also receive feedback on the formative In-Class Task, including suggestions on how to improve and identify 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||44||Language classes|
|Guided independent study||106||Preparation|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|3 formative tasks per year (grammar and vocabulary, writing, reading and listening comprehension)||Variable||1-5, 7||Written & oral|
|1 in-class formative task in week 12||1.5 hours||1-5; 7||Written & 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|
|Oral Test||40||10-12 minutes||1, 3-8||Written and oral|
|Written Examination||60||2 hours||1-5, 7||Written and oral|
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|
|Written exam||Written examination||1-5, 7||Referral/deferral period|
|Oral test||Oral test||1, 3-8||Referral/deferral period|
Oral Test = 40%, Written Examination = 60%
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
Buscha et al., Erkundungen – Deutsch als Fremdsprache C1: Integriertes Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch. Schubert Verlag, 2016.
Elke F. Gschossmann-Hendershot & Lois Feuerle, Schaum's Outline of German Grammar, 5th edition, McGraw Hill, 2014
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German, advanced, Advanced German, German Language