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On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
write and speak with an adequate level of grammatical accuracy and control;
use and recognize a variety of complex sentence structures;
demonstrate an understanding of the main points and some detail in both written and oral communication when the focus is on familiar topics that are covered in the module or of personal interest;
produce simple coherent written texts and oral presentations employing appropriate tenses and sentence structures on topics that are covered in the module or of personal interest;
express and justify an opinion on relevant topics;
participate in free discussion on familiar topics, using appropriate vocabulary and demonstrating reasonable communicative competency;
demonstrate an ability to work independently on grammatical topics and vocabulary building.
Thematic topics include community, civil society, accommodation, sport, culture.
Grammar topics include different categories of verbs, subordinate clauses, adjectival endings, comparatives/superlatives, the passive.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Leaving Certificate Higher Level German or equivalentLearning Recommendations:
Students who did not take the Higher Level German Leaving Cert should attend an advisory session in the German section before or during the first week of the semester in order to be advised on the suitability of this module.
Students who did not complete the module German Language I a should talk to the module coordinator before or during the first week of the semester to be placed in an appropriate group.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Examination: Free-writing and grammar (in-person) exam.||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Class Test: Reading comprehension exam||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Oral Examination: Discussion of authentic texts and general discussion on topics studied||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Portfolio: Regular homework exercises and final portfolio of corrected essays||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Autumn||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 and portfolio. Oral feedback is given throughout class activities.
|Ms Zeineb Bahri||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Ms Fiona Maier||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Helga Muellneritsch||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Gillian Pye||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Joseph Twist||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Small Group||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Mon 09:00 - 09:50|
|Small Group||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Wed 09:00 - 09:50|
|Small Group||Offering 2||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Thurs 09:00 - 09:50|
|Small Group||Offering 2||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Tues 09:00 - 09:50|