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

Undergraduate Course: Foundation German Language 2 (ELCG07008)

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 a National 5/GCSE/Standard Grade/Foundation 1 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.

This course runs in semester 2 only.



Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Foundation German Language 1 (ELCG07009)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements If not taken Foundation German Language 1, German at Standard Grade (SCE)/GCSE or equivalent evidence of proficiency. Students who are NOT progressing from Foundation 1 will have to take the placement test in either the first class meeting or complete the online 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 do not progress from Foundation level 1 will not have their place on the course confirmed until their level has been tested and confirmed by the course organiser.
Additional Costs A coursebook
A bilingual dictionary
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesIf not taken Foundation German Language 1, German at Standard Grade (SCE)/GCSE or equivalent evidence of proficiency. Students who are NOT progressing from Foundation 1 will have to take the placement test in either the first class meeting or complete the online 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 do not progress from Foundation level 1 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
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  60
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 40, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 152 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Listening test Week 6 10%

Grammar test Week 9, Blackboard, autograded 20%

Text production 2 @ 10%; 200 words each 20%

Vocab tests* 5 per term, Blackboard, autograded formative

Grammar test During exam period (week 12 or 13), Blackboard, autograded 40%

Group 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 handbook.

**The presentations, although given in small groups, will be graded for each individual student as set out in the instructions for the students (60% oral proficiency, i.e. grammar, expression and vocabulary, pronunciation and fluency; 20% free delivery of the presentation; 20% content and slides).

Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Foundation German Language 2 (Sem 2)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Foundation German Language 2 (Sem 2 resit)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of personal relevance, such as personal information, local geography, employment/ study; communicate in routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters; describe in simple terms aspects of her/ his background and immediate environment.
  2. achieve German language competence comparable to the CEFR Level A2/1; have short conversations and ask and answer simple questions about familiar topics; ask and answer simple questions about things in the past. (e.g., yesterday, last week, last year); understand short, simple texts on familiar subjects, which consist of high-frequency, everyday or job-related language; write about things and people he/ she knows swell using simple language, for example descriptions of friends, what happened during the day.
  3. produce and read texts on basic everyday themes; engage in listening, spoken and written language activities at A2/1 level.
  4. give a short power-point presentation on a trip to a German-speaking country; develop critical skills to ensure the use of reliable language resources both printed and/or digital (e.g. bilingual dictionaries, grammar books, translation tools).
  5. 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).
Reading List
None
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.

DELC students may only take this course if it over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course. Visiting Students can only take this course for credits.

Auditing this course is not allowed. You must be enrolled as CE (Class and Assessment including centrally arranged exam).
Additional Class Delivery Information IMPORTANT: Students must attend pairs of classes. See Web Timetable.

The First Class meeting will take place in week 1 and tutorials start in week 2.
KeywordsOLFGERM2SEM1&2
Contacts
Course organiserDr Beata Kohlbek
Tel: (0131 6) 50 3527
Email: Beata.Kohlbek@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Ashley Stein
Tel: (0131 6)50 4465
Email: Ashley.Stein@ed.ac.uk
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