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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages and Cultures - German

Undergraduate Course: Foundation German Language 2 (ELCG07008)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis post-introductory course is intended for students who have successfully completed Foundation German Language 1 (ELCG07009) or have reached an equivalent standard (Standard Grade/GCSE). It is not suitable for absolute beginners or students with knowledge of German at Highers/A-level or above.

All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Foundation German Language 1 (ELCG07009)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements If not taken Foundation German Language 1: German at Standard Grade (SCE)/GCSE or equivalent evidence of proficiency. A placement test will be given at the First Class Meeting.
Additional Costs A coursebook
A bilingual dictionary
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEntry is subject to a language test by the relevant subject area on arrival and at the discretion of the course organiser.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  21
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Summative Assessment Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 152 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 50% (Two class tests, four vocabulary tests, oral proficiency)
Degree exam 50% (A two-hour written paper)
All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Foundation German Language 22:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Foundation German Language 2 (Sem 1 resit)2:00
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  40
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 40, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 152 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 50% (Two class tests, four vocabulary tests, oral proficiency)
Degree exam 50% (A two-hour written paper)
All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Foundation German Language 2 (Sem 2)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Foundation German Language 2 (Sem 2 resit)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Knowledge and understanding: Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of personal relevance, such as personal information, local geography, employment/ study. Can communicate in routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of her/ his background and immediate environment.
  2. Practice: applied knowledge and understanding: Achieve German language competence comparable to the CEFR Level A2/1. Can have short conversations and ask and answer simple questions about familiar topics. Can ask and answer simple questions about things in the past. (e.g., yesterday, last week, last year). Can understand short, simple texts on familiar subjects, which consist of high-frequency, everyday or job-related language. Can write about things and people he/ she knows swell using simple language, for example descriptions of friends, what happened during the day.
  3. Generic cognitive skills: Produce and read texts on basic everyday themes engage in listening, spoken and written language activities at A2/1 level.
  4. Communication and ICT: Give a short power-point presentation on a trip to a German-speaking country. Develop critical skills to ensure the use of reliable language resources both printed and/or digital (e.g. bilingual dictionaries, grammar books, translation tools).
  5. Autonomy, accountability and working with others: Take responsibility for independent vocabulary acquisition and grammatical study; for monitoring one¿s engagement in German language activities outside of the classroom (eg. online resources, extra learning materials available from LEARN, main library, DVD library).
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.llc.ed.ac.uk/open-languages
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This course is open to all students as a credit bearing course, or over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course.

DELC students may only take this course if it over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course. Visiting Students can only take this course for credits.

Auditing this course is not allowed. You must be enrolled as CE (Class and Assessment including centrally arranged exam).
Additional Class Delivery Information IMPORTANT: Students must attend pairs of classes. See Web Timetable.

The First Class meeting will take place in week 1 and tutorials start in week 2.
KeywordsOLFGERM2SEM1&2
Contacts
Course organiserMs Annette Gotzkes
Tel: (0131 6)50 3604
Email: A.Gotzkes@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Helene Thomsen
Tel: (0131 6)50 6949
Email: Helene.Thomsen@ed.ac.uk
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