Undergraduate Course: German 2 Language (ELCG08008)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The 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.
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.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Entry 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?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 60,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|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:
Language Degree exam (120 mins): 100% of exam component (50% of overall course mark)
||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
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||German 2 Language Exam||2:00|
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||German 2 Language Grammar Exam||1:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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.
- convey complex information in written and oral form.
- work effectively both independently and as part of a group.
|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.
|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.
|Course organiser||Dr Frauke Matthes
Tel: (0131 6)51 1483
|Course secretary||Miss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646