Undergraduate Course: Foundation German Language 1 (ELCG07009)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||A course for beginners with no previous knowledge of German, designed to give absolute beginners a basic, working knowledge of spoken and written German.
1. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed. All students must take all elements of assessment.
2. Students will be allocated into a group. Each group has two classes, which run twice a week. You must be able to attend both.
3. Students with previous knowledge of the language are not permitted and may be asked to withdraw from the course.
This course runs in semester 1 only
On successful completion of the course students will be eligible to take Foundation German Language 2 (ELCG07008) (20 credits), which follows on from Foundation German Language 1.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| This is a course for complete beginners. Students with any prior knowledge of German will have to take the placement test by following the link: https://einstufungstests.klett-sprachen.de/einstufung/index.php?questname=daf&questclass=A1
If the test does not open, please try a different web browser. Please send the test result to the course organiser who will recommend the right course level. Students who are not complete beginners will not have their place on the course confirmed until their level has been tested and confirmed by the course organiser.
|Additional Costs|| A course book and accompanying exercise book
A bilingual dictionary
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This is a course for complete beginners. Students with any prior knowledge of German will have to take the placement test by following the link: https://einstufungstests.klett-sprachen.de/einstufung/index.php?questname=daf&questclass=A1 If the test does not open, please try a different web browser. Please send the test result to the course organiser who will recommend the right course level. Students who are not complete beginners will not have their place on the course confirmed until their level has been tested and confirmed by the course organiser.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Listening test Week 5 10%
Grammar test Week 8, Blackboard, autograded 20%
Text production 2 @ 10%; 120 words and 150 words respectively 20%
Vocab tests* 5 per term, Blackboard, autograded formative
Grammar test During exam period (week 12 or 13), Blackboard, autograded 40%
Presentation** Pre-recorded 10%
*The vocabulary tests will not be graded, but will receive a pass/fail mark; students get 100% if assignments comply with rules set out in Learn.
**The presentation is likely to be a dialogue between two students. Each student receives an individual mark on their oral proficiency.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs; understand simple personal questions when people speak slowly and clearly.
- achieve German language competence comparable to the CEFR Level A1/1+: introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has; understand short simple texts regarding personal information; write about him/ herself, using short, simple phrases.
- produce and read texts on basic everyday themes; engage in listening, spoken and written language activities at A1/1+ level.
- develop critical skills to ensure the use of reliable language resources both printed and/or digital (e.g. bilingual dictionaries, grammar books, translation tools).
- take responsibility for independent vocabulary acquisition and grammatical study, and 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).
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||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.
Auditing this course is not allowed. You must be enrolled as CE (Class and Assessment including centrally arranged exam).
DELC students may only take this course if it over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course.
Visiting students may only take the course for credits.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||IMPORTANT: Students must attend pairs of classes. See Web Timetable.
The First Class Meeting takes place in Week 1. The teaching classes will start in Week 2.
|Course organiser||Dr Frauke Matthes
Tel: (0131 6)51 1483
|Course secretary||Ms Ashley Stein
Tel: (0131 6)50 4465