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On successful completion of this module students should be able to: - demonstrate an understanding of both the gist and specific information of written and audio-visual texts that relate to the topics covered in the module - differentiate between and use the two different modes (indicative and subjunctive) with reasonable accuracy - give a clear and grammatically accurate presentation on topics covered in the module - write intelligible, well-structured texts on topics covered in the module, giving reasons and explanations for opinions, plans and actions - recognise and use a repertoire of grammatical tenses and sentence structures with reasonable accuracyIndicative Module Content:
Thematic topics include arriving in a new country, starting university, food in Germany, advertisements, history and memory.
Grammar topics include word order and sentence structure, the Konjunktiv II (conditional/subjunctive), past tenses and future tenses.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Leaving Certificate German (Higher level) or equivalentLearning Recommendations:
Students who did not take the Higher Level Leaving Certificate in German should attend an advisory session in the German section before or during the first week of the semester to be adequately advised on the suitability of this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Group Project: Group podcast in target language||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: Writing and grammar exam.||1 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Class Test: In-class reading, writing and grammar test.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Homework essays||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities
Individual written feedback and oral group feedback, together with peer-to-peer feedback on occasion, is given after all written homework in preparation for the exam. Oral feedback is given throughout class activities. There is the opportunity for individual/group feedback on draft scripts before the submission of the podcast.
|Ms Zeineb Bahri||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Siobhan Donovan||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Helga Muellneritsch||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Joseph Twist||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Heidi Zojer||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Small Group||Offering 1||Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Mon 09:00 - 09:50|
|Small Group||Offering 1||Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Wed 09:00 - 09:50|
|Small Group||Offering 2||Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Thurs 09:00 - 09:50|
|Small Group||Offering 2||Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Tues 09:00 - 09:50|