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

Undergraduate Course: Foundation German Language 3 (ELCG07007)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA course for students with an AS level/Higher/Foundation 2 in German who wish to improve.

1. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed. All students must take all elements of assessment, including the examination.

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 will be asked to take a placement test if they have not come through the Foundation route.

This course runs in both semester 1 and 2.
Course description Foundation German 3 is a ten week course.

This is an SCQF Level 7 course which carries 20 credits. Students may take this course for extra credit. The course is open for undergraduate and postgraduate students from all Colleges, whether for credit or as an extra credit course. Students from DELC can only take this course as an extra credit course.

All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed.

Foundation German 3 is the follow-up to the 40 hour Foundation German 2 course. Students who have successfully completed the Foundation German 2 course or have an equivalent knowledge (Higher or AS level) will be ideally suited for this course. This course is not suitable for students who have Advanced Higher or A level. At the end of the course students should have reached approximately CEFR level A2+. Students wishing to continue learning German will be eligible to join German 1B ELCG08002 if they achieve 50% in Foundation German Language 3 at first attempt.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Foundation German Language 2 (ELCG07008)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This is the follow-up course from Foundation German Language 2. Students who are NOT progressing from Foundation 2 will have to take the placement test in either the first class meeting or complete the online test by following this link: http://www.hueber.de/einstufungstests/schritte_international1/ . 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 do not progress from Foundation level 2 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, A bilingual dictionary
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesThis is the follow-up course from Foundation German Language 2. Students who are NOT progressing from Foundation 2 will have to take the placement test in either the first class meeting or complete the online test by following this link: http://www.hueber.de/einstufungstests/schritte_international1/ . 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 do not progress from Foundation level 2 will not have their place on the course confirmed until their level has been tested and confirmed by the course organiser.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Knowledge and understanding: Recognize and understand frequently used expressions in routine contexts of daily life in a German-language environment; identify topics of discussion in interactions between native speakers when articulated clearly and slowly; maintain an intermediate level of grammatical accuracy and vocabulary range in written and spoken German.
  2. Practice, applied knowledge and understanding: Achieve German language competence comparable to the CEFR Level A2+; reading comprehension of short texts relating to everyday material: orientation, correspondence, news, brochures; written interaction in matters relating to personal needs: routine written correspondence and enquiries; listening comprehension of the main points of recorded news items and commonplace dialogues: spoken interaction in structured situations; asking and answering questions and exchanging in ideas on familiar topics.
  3. Generic cognitive skills: Produce, read and discuss texts relating to everyday themes; engage in listening, spoken and written language activities at A2+ level.
  4. Communication and ICT: Give a power-point presentation on a selected topic; hold a short monologue; communicate as a basic language user in formal and informal situations: exchanging information on routine topics; establishing social contact and participating in short conversations; expressing thanks, apologies, feelings and preferences; agreeing and disagreeing; responding to suggestions; making arrangements and making oneself understood in an interview.
  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.
Reading List
Menschen A2 Kursbuch ISBN 101902-0
AND
Menschen A2 Arbeitsbuch ISBN 111902-7
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.

Please note that 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 is over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course.

Visiting Students may only take this course for credits.
Additional Class Delivery Information IMPORTANT: Students must attend both weekly tutorials.

The First Class meeting will take place in week 1 and tutorials start in week 2. Please see your personalised timetable for location.

Please note that it is not possible to audit this course.

Class times:
Mondays 11:10-13:00
Wednesdays 11:10-13:00
Teaching will start in the second week of Semester 1.
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