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On completion of the module students should be able to:
pronounce simple German words and sentences correctly
engage in simple conversations relating to everyday situations in a German-speaking environment
orally describe themselves and other people, as well as places
understand simple sentences and texts spoken in German.
For more information please view the CEFR* description for qualitative aspects of spoken language use for different levels in the Brightspace page of this module.
(*): Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
The module is recommended for students who have little or no German, or who have started learning German at level A1 of the CEFR. It introduces basic phenomena of German pronunciation (theoretically and practically). Students will practise their listening, pronunciation and speaking skills by communicative tasks that ask for collaboration in the classroom.
The module builds on the module GER10110 (German Language for Beginners), but it is not essential to take GER10110 in conjunction with this module.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Students who have engaged in prior formal study of the German language are not eligible to take this module.Learning Recommendations:
Students who are unsure of their eligibility for this module should consult with the module coordinator who may facilitate transfer between Beginner and Non-Beginner modules in the early weeks of the semester.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Regular Exercises in Class||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Class Test: Aural Test||Week 7||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: Oral interaction||Week 12||No||Graded||No||
|Group Project: Role Play||Week 9||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• 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
In order to practise speaking skills in a foreign language the learner has to lose the fear of speaking the language and learn how to produce sounds that are not used in their native language(s). Hence, feedback will be given throughout the semester by the tutor but also by fellow students: how to pronounce sounds, how to practise pronunciation and how to disassemble words (syllables) in order to make pronunciation and listening easier. You will be asked to record yourself and self-assess but you will also be given feedback on group activities by your tutor. Your homework assessments are based on listening comprehension tasks and will be handed in either as written homework or recordings. You will have three speaking assessments, which take place either one on one with your tutor or in groups with other learners. Feedback will be given as written or audio feedback individually.
|Ms Zeineb Bahri||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Heidi Zojer||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|