LANG07079 2021 German Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 3.1
This Module builds on skills acquired in Semesters 1-4. The student should perform confidently at CEFR Level A2 and begin to progress towards CEFR Level B1. Use of text-based and contemporary media will be selected to reflect the student’s increasing linguistic competence and intercultural awareness
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
perform confidently at CEFR Level A2 and progress towards CEFR Level B1
with appropriate assistance respond to the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc.
prepare and compose simple, connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest and implement a level of grammatical accuracy appropriate to the Level
describe in simple terms, and with adequate preparation, aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need; conduct conversations and role-plays with focus on awareness of good accent and intonation; dramatise situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
plan, design and present a project, presentation or video blog or podcast on German Cultural life in language appropriate to the relevant level which
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Active Learning is encouraged and participation is facilitated through small class size, role-play and e-learning activities via Moodle, the Virtual Learning Environment. The use of simple authentic texts ( abridged and use of sub-titles) with audio and audio-visual materials provides an introduction to modern media in German/Austria and underpins the contemporary focus of relevant topics. Encouragement to organise conversation and social events with native speakers ( e.g. Erasmus students from German speaking countries). Tandem Learning Initiative with Hochschule Brandenburg, February 2021 is an example of this active collaboration.
Module Assessment Strategies
Linguistic ability will be assessed in:
- Oral interviews
- Written tests
- Listening tests
- Presentation of project
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 at A2 level
- Written Assessment
- Oral Assessment
Listening: can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc, using pre-taught prompts; can understand the main point of short broadcasts on topics of personal, global or professional interest with prior explanation of the general context of the broadcast.
Reading: can understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language; can begin to understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in short texts.
Spoken interaction: can with a degree of confidence begin to deal with many situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken, using pre-taught guidelines; can contribute to conversations on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events).
Spoken production: can, with assistance, begin to connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events; can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans using pre-taught guidelines.
Writing: can, with preparation, write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
Culture and Media: select an aspect of German Culture or Society for independent research and presentation.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Oral and Aural Work||Coursework Assessment||Assessment||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,4,5|
|2||Continuous Assessment Written,Oral and Aural assessment||Coursework Assessment||Assessment||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Self-guided study||3||Weekly||3.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
15/06/2015 Studio  Grundstufe B1: Gesamtband Das Deutschbuch (Kurs- und bungsbuch mit DVD-ROM) DVD: E-Book mit Audio, interaktiven bungen, Videoclips Cornelsen
Studio d B2/1 Kurs-/ÜB +CD - Die Mittelstufe