German Advanced Two (FLG3530)

StaffDr Birgit Hanke - Convenor
Credit Value30
ECTS Value15
NQF Level6
Pre-requisitesCompletion of FLG3415/3430 or equivalent
Co-requisitesNone
Duration of Module Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;

Module aims

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 sociocultural 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

Syllabus plan

The module provides a systematic approach to acquiring essential advanced 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 formal feedback on summative assessments such as the In-Class Test, 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 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 study234Preparation

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)Variable1-7Written 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 Test 201.5 Hours1-5, 7written
In Class Listening Task1545 Minutes1-2, 4-5, 7written
Oral Test (debate)2517-18 minutes1, 3, 8written
Written Examination 402 hours 1-5, 7written
0
0

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, Written Exam, In-Class Listening TaskWritten examination1-5, 7Referral/deferral period
Oral Test (debate)Oral test1, 3, 8Referral/deferral period

Re-assessment notes

Oral Test = 25%,  Written Examination = 75%

In-Class Test and In-Class Listening Test is not available as re-assessment, with proven and accepted mitigation component is excluded from the module calculation. Without proven mitigation a mark of zero will be attained.

 

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Buscha et al., Erkundungen – Deutsch als Fremdsprache C1: Integriertes Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch. Schubert Verlag, 2016.

And

Elke F. Gschossmann-Hendershot & Lois Feuerle, Schaum's Outline of GermanGrammar, 3rd edition, McGraw Hill, 1996

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=2215

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

2010

Last revision date

February 2017

Key words search

German, advanced, Advanced German, German Advanced 2, German Advanced Two