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

Undergraduate Course: German 2 Language (ELCG08008)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe German 2 language course consists of one Applied Grammar Seminar per week, one Translation/Text Production Seminar per week, and one Oral Language Practical per week. All classes take place in both semesters.
Course description The language teaching in the second year is designed to fulfil two aims: to consolidate the progress made in the first year, for students from both German 1A and 1B, and to prepare students so that they will be able to take full advantage of the time they will spend abroad. The second year concentrates on consolidating grammar, expanding vocabulary and further developing skills of written and oral self-expression. There will be some learning by heart, (with particular attention paid to strong verbs), but teaching will also concentrate on bridging the gap between theory and practice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: German 1A (ELCG08001) OR German 1B (ELCG08002)
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: German 2 Literature and Culture (ELCG08007)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEntry to any language course above introductory level is subject to a language test by the relevant subject area on arrival and at the discretion of the course organiser. Visiting Students must also take as a co-requisite German 2 Literature and Culture (ELCG08007)
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 60, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 136 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) In-Course work worth 50% of the overall course total:

This consists of 2 components:
1. Language: Class exam 100% of language component (50% of coursework mark)

2. Oral Language Practical (50% of coursework mark)
- Participation in class - semester 1 (37.5% of OLP mark)
- Participation in class - semester 2 (37.5% of OLP mark)
- Oral Language Practical assessment (25% of OLP mark)

Written Examination worth 50% of the overall course total:

Consists of:
Language Degree exam (120 mins): 100% of exam component (50% of overall course mark)
Feedback The following feedback will be given:

- written feedback on class exam and general feedback on class exam in class
- written feedback on oral language practical (oral contribution and presentations)
- written feedback on language assignments (translation/text production)
- written feedback on degree exam
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)German 2 Language Grammar Exam1:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. apply more aspects of their language skills in reading, writing and speaking German in more complex ways than in German 1A or 1B in preparation for their year abroad.
  2. convey complex information in written and oral form.
  3. work effectively both independently and as part of a group.
Reading List
We use dossiers for the language classes, but we work primarily with the book by Anne Buscha und Szilvia Szita, B-Grammatik. Übungsgrammatik Deutsch als Fremdsprache (Leipzig: Schubert-Verlag, 2011) for the grammar work for the year, on which class and degree examinations will be based.

One further reference book is Martin Durrell, Katrin Kohl, Claudia Kaiser und Gudrun Loftus, Essential German Grammar (2nd edition, Routledge: 2015) with explanations in English and further exercises.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 1. Apply their language skills in reading, writing and speaking in the target language.
2. Analyse and respond to information in written and spoken form.
3. Work effectively both independently and as part of a group.
KeywordsDELC,German 2,language
Course organiserProf Laura Bradley
Tel: (0131 6)50 3634
Course secretaryMiss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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