LANG06103 2021 German Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 1.1

General Details

Full Title
German Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 1.1
Transcript Title
German Language, Culture and C
Code
LANG06103
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
LANG - Foreign Language
Department
MKTS - Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2021 - Full Academic Year 2021-22
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Clare Kelly-Coll, Deborah Keegan, Mr. John Kelleher, Joan Morrison, Martine Lucas, Sarah OBeirne, Juan Manuel Real Espinosa
Programme Membership
SG_BACCO_C06 202100 Higher Certificate in Business in Accounting SG_BOFFI_C06 202100 Higher Certificate in Business in Business in Office Administration SG_BBUSI_C06 202200 Higher Certificate in Business in Business Studies SG_BMKTG_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Marketing SG_BMARK_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing SG_BBUSI_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business SG_BINTE_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Marketing and Languages SG_BSALE_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Sales SG_BBUSI_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business in Business Administration L7 SG_BTOUR_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Tourism with Event Management SG_BBUSS_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in General Business SG_BADMN_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration SG_BFINA_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Finance and Investment SG_BTOUR_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism with Event Management SG_BINTE_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in International Tourism with Event Management SG_BTOTR_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Tourism with Event Management SG_BTOTR_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism with Event Management
Description

This Module introduces and reinforces essential language skills while also introducing the cultures of German-speaking societies. Through a combination of text-based material and contemporary media, the student will consolidate key language skills at this level and develop cultural awareness. This is an accelerated ab-initio German course and on completion of the Semester, the student will move towards performing at Level A1 within the CEFR Framework for Language Learning (Council of Europe Guidelines)

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

progress towards achieving Level A1 (Basic User) within the Common European Framework for Language Learning (Council of Europe Guidelines)

2.

use and begin to understand familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type

3.

introduce oneself and others; ask and answer a limited range of questions about personal details; role-play prescribed topics 

4.

interact in a simple way provided the other person speaks slowly and clearly, and is prepared to help

5.

develop a basic appreciation of the diverse cultures of German-speaking societies. 

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Active Learning and Participation is encouraged and facilitated through small class size, role-play and e-learning activities via Moodle and the Virtual Learning Environment. The use of simple authentic texts (abridged) and the use of sub-titles with audio and audio-visual materials provides an introduction to modern media in German speaking countries and underpins the contemporary focus of relevant topics. 
Tandem Learning with a partner student from a German partner college  which allows beginners to chat one to one in both German and English. This initiative is presently with Hochschule Brandenburg, February 2021.

 

Module Assessment Strategies

Linguistic ability will be assessed in:

  • role-plays and oral presentations
  • oral interview
  • continuous assessment and homework
  • written and listening tests

ONGOING = Every TWO To FOUR  weeks, assessment in these areas will occur through Oral/Aural/Written work and/or Role-play

These assessments  measure student progress to A1 level

Repeat Assessments

Repeat written and oral assessments

Indicative Syllabus

Listening:  can understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary relating to areas of most immediate personal relevance - e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, local area and employment. 
Reading: can understand familiar names, words and  simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues
Spoken interaction: can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help formulate what learner is  trying to say; can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on  familiar topics
Spoken production: can use a limited range of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms a selection of the following topics: family, and other people, living conditions, present or most recent job
Writing:  can fill in forms with personal details, for example entering one's name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form; with appropriate support can write short simple notes and messages relating to matters in areas of immediate needs. 
Cultural awareness using contemporary media: be familiar with the geography of Germany, Austria and Switzerland and gain familiarity with some key cultural aspects of these countries.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 oral assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 written Continuous Assessment Assessment 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Lecture Computer Laboratory Language lab/Computer room 1 Weekly 1.00
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified self-guided study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2006 Studio d
ISBN 3464207684 ISBN-13 9783464207680

Dieser multimediale Lehrwerkverbund ist in drei oder fnf Bnden erhltlich. Im Zentrum steht das Kursbuch mit integriertem bungsteil und eingelegter Lerner-Audio-CD. Es besteht aus zwlf Einheiten und drei Stationen zur Vertiefung, Wiederholung und thematischen Erweiterung mit bungen zum Video. Im Anhang - Ein Modelltest zur jeweiligen Niveauprfung (A1, A2, B1), eine Grammatikbersicht, eine Wrterliste, alle Hrtexte und der Lsungsschlssel. 'Studio' derfllt alle Anforderungen, die heutige Standards an ein modernes Lehrwerk stellen; Transparente Umsetzung der Lernziele, die sich an den Kann-Beschreibungen des Gemeinsamen Europischen Referenzrahmens orientieren. Deutschlernen fr FreizeitundBeruf - Die konsequente Integration von beruflichen Szenarien und die Darstellung von Berufsbildern tragen dem beruflich motivierten Interesse vieler Erwachsener Rechnung. Neueste Erkenntnisse der Zweitsprachenerwerbsforschung gehen davon aus, dass die gesprochene Sprache weitgehend ber automatisierte und lexikalisierte sprachliche Einheiten gesteuert wird - besonders in den Anfangsphasen. Daher gibt es Aufgaben zur Automatisierung situierter Wortfolgen und zum flssigen Sprechen. Konsequentes Aussprachetraining von Anfang an. Ein umfassendes Angebot zum mediengesttzten Lernen und Lehren. Je ein Video zum Band A1 und Band A2 ergnzen das Angebot an natrlichen Sprachmustern und Kontexten. bungen dazu finden sich in den optionalen Stationen. Sowohl das fakultativ einsetzbare bungsheft Sprachtraining studio dals auch die Lerner-CD-ROM ergnzen das bungsangebot mit vielfltigen Mglichkeiten zur Binnendifferenzierung. Projektanregungen mit gezielten Tipps zur Nutzung des Internets. Zeit sparen mit der CD-ROM Unterrichtsvorbereitung interaktiv. Alle Lehrwerkskomponenten, didaktische Tipps zu jeder Seite und viele Zusatzmaterialien werden kompakt und in sinnvoller Verknpfung angeboten. So wird die Unterrichtsvorbereitung zum Vergngen!

Required Reading
Studio 21 das Deutschbuch Cornelsen

Recommended Reading
Studio 21 das Deutschbuch A2 Cornelsen

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Beginner Text and Materials - Provided by Lecturer
 

Studio d A2: Kurs- und Übungsbuch, Publisher: Cornelsen (Semester 1&2)

Studio 21 das Deutschbuch, A1, (Publisher: Cornelsen)

Studio 21 das Deutschbuch, A2, (Publisher: Cornelsen)

URL Resources

Online and media resources selected by lecturer to suit interests and linguistic level of participants.

Other Resources

Online resources as selected by lecturer.

Additional Information

None