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Undergraduate Course: Oral for German (ELCC10014)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits0 ECTS Credits0
SummaryAssessment of oral language skills.
Course description In this course, students will discuss and reflect on current topics from German culture, politics and society. The language skill that the course focuses on is oral communication. The students give a presentation each semester and prepare a handout about one of the topics of the semester, during which they introduce the focus of their reflection on the topic that they have chosen from the dossier.
They then lead a group discussion. Students practice their spoken German and enhance their debating skills during the discussion of their ideas and hypotheses while putting them into context.
For the presentation, they learn how and where to find information and how to evaluate their sources. Students will argue logically and draw objective conclusions at the end of the discussion. Both the presentation and the discussion are good preparation for the oral exam.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 0 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 20% - Semester 1 Presentation
20% - Semester 2 Presentation
60% - Final Oral Assessment during the Examination diet (April or May): students will discuss two topics not covered in the presentations
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a broad palette of German vocabulary with a high degree of grammatical accuracy in fluent and spontaneous discussion, even on abstract, complex and unfamiliar topics, supported by a sophisticated understanding of the culture of the German-speaking countries.
  2. Engage successfully with recorded and live speech on concrete and abstract topics, even when not clearly structured or explicitly expressed, as well as long and complex factual and literary texts, with figurative or specialised language.
  3. Produce clear, complex presentations, which develop arguments both critically and systematically with the use of relevant emphases, subsidiary points, and examples.
  4. Demonstrate finely honed communication, presentation and interaction skills across a wide range of media and circumstances, both formal and informal, for lay and specialised audiences.
  5. Consistently exercise autonomy and initiative, taking significant responsibility for the work of others and for a range of resources to bring about new thinking.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information This code allows for the registration of students on the 0 credit-rated MEL Honours oral. Normally, Oral for German counts as one of 12 papers in the final degree classification.
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Course organiserMs Annette Gotzkes
Tel: (0131 6)50 3604
Course secretaryMiss Hope Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
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