20 credits at level HE5
This module is designed to build upon the students' existing skills and knowledge. It will develop the students'ability to perform in a broad range of complex language tasks with greater confidence, spontaneity and accuracy. In addition, it will further the students' knowledge of the target country's socio-cultural aspects.
1.Language range: Giving information, expressing ideas, opinions and values. Proposals and supporting of arguments. Debates. Requesting, making hypotheses, describing, contrasting.Socio-cultural and economic aspects of the target country. business culture.
2. language knowledge: recognition and use of a wide range of sentence structures in various combinations; sufficient vocabulary to understand and discuss a range of socio-cultural topics. Recognition and use of formal and informal registers. appropriate language strategies for translation. expressions for requirements, instructions, opinions and persuasion.
Social and cultural norms.
Class contact time will be used for presentation and practice of language with an emphasis on speaking and listening skills. Students will be required to make an active commitment to group and pair work. Reading and writing skills will be taught too but further developed in self-study time. Learning and teaching will also aim to develop transferable skills and intercultural competence.
The learning outcomes will be assessed by coursework and an end-of module in-class assessment. Coursework will consist of a portfolio of tasks including a needs analysis and a self-evaluation. This is designed to encourage students to plan and organise their independent learning. The end of module assessment will comprise class tests assessing the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in the target language.
Portfolio work and assessment preparation 80
Personal study 78
TOTAL = 200 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||-be able to perform a broad range of complex language tasks in a wide variety of contexts, manipulatel anguage elements with a greater degree of spontaneity, confidence and accuracy||
-be able to obtain general and specific information, ideas by listening to sources varying in complexity, accents and colloquialisms. .
-exchange information, ideas and opinions on a range of topics, in varied situations, with a good command of everyday social and work vocabulary, with pronunciation and a high level of fluency close to near-native standard.
|2.||-gain further knowledge of contemporary aspects of the target country||-be able to report on and discuss the socio-cultural and economic context and analyse certain features of it, comparing and contrasting with features of own country.|
|3.||-be able to extract and process information, select and apply language, respond to messages and overcome information gaps. Scan complex texts. Express ideas.
-extract specific information from a variety of sources and registers by reading. Bring information together from different parts of a text in order to draw conclusions
-produce writing of varying length and for varying purposes. write with accuracy, adapting style to different audiences.
-Summarise, synthesise and draw appropriate conclusions
|4.||-be able to generalise about language patterns||-be able to generalise learning by applying appropriately language patterns|
|5.||-be able to set own learning objectives evaluate own learning||-be able to set realistic objectives and critically evaluate own progress|
|6.||-develop intercultural knowledge||-be sensitive to intercultural differences|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Portfolio of work (LSRW)||Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing tasks|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Dallapiaza, RM.von Jan,E.& Schönherr, T.
Tangram 1B Deutschals Fremdsprache Arbeitsbuch
Ismaning: Max Hueber Verlag, 1998.
Dreyer, H. & Schmitt, R.
A Practice Grammar of German
Ismaning: Verlag für Deutsch, 1994
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