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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title German Language 3(Intermediate)
Module Code GE130
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Christina Krug
Semester 2: Christina Krug
Autumn: Christina Krug
Module TeachersChristina Krug
Viktoria Gonschorek
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Students required to resit may be required to repeat coursework. Each will resemble broadly the coursework set in the previous examination session.

Pitched at intermediate level and taught through the target language, this module aims to foster students’ interest in and curiosity for the German language. It focuses on developing students’ competence in German, in terms of grammar, structural knowledge and vocabulary among other aspects. The module explores social and cultural themes specific to German-speaking cultures within a global context and exposes students to a variety of text types, registers and media. It consolidates productive and receptive language skills and also focuses on deepening (inter)cultural knowledge. The module moreover assists learners in engaging in critical reflection on topics discussed as well as their own language-learning.

Learning Outcomes

1. Produce cohesive texts (creative and factual) on a selection of social and cultural themes relating to German-speaking cultures within a global context, demonstrating accurate use of specific grammatical structures and theme-specific vocabulary.
2. Understand a variety of intermediate-level text-types (both written and audio) dealing with social and cultural issues.
3. Demonstrate (inter-)cultural awareness with regard to some of the conventions and norms in the target culture(s).
4. Source reliable and appropriate information from a range of different target-language sources, and reflect critically on topics discussed.
5. Communicate successfully in spoken German using specific grammatical structures and theme-specific vocabulary.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Seminars44Active participation in weekly timetabled synchronous sessions.
Independent Study78Students assess their own progress and address individual needs through independent study.
Directed learning78Preparing and reviewing of content provided in synchronous sessions and on the Loop page of the module.
Assignment Completion50Engaging in individual and collaborative activities to address tasks set.
Total Workload: 250

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

German Verb Phrase + German Noun Phrase

Social and cultural themes

Written and oral production

Text analysis and comprehension

Essential notions of the target cultures as they arise in the context of selected themes.

Language awareness

(Inter)cultural awareness

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentTasks to demonstrate engagement throughout the year (regular submission of tasks, of which three in semester 1 and two tasks in semester 2 will count towards the grade)10%n/a
AssignmentCreative written production with language analysis (semester 1)25%n/a
AssignmentListening and reading comprehension (semester 2)20%n/a
PortfolioPortfolio work (semester 2; regular submission of various tasks, of which two will be submitted for assessment)20%n/a
PresentationOral production (semester 2)25%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Braun, Birgit et al.: 0, Mittelpunkt neu B1+, latest edition, Klett,
  • 0: Specific dictionaries, grammar materials, authentic materials and e-resources will be recommended by module lecturers over the course of the year., 312157
  • 0: Essential German Grammar, 2nd, Routledge,
Other Resources

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BAJLBachelor of Arts (BAJL)
BAJMBachelor of Arts (BAJM)
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BSSAStudy Abroad (DCU Business School)
BSSAOStudy Abroad (DCU Business School)
EBGBA in Global Business (Germany)
HMSAStudy Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science)
HMSAOStudy Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science)
IESAOStudy Abroad (Institute of Education)
INTBBachelor Business Studies International
SHSAOStudy Abroad (Science & Health)
Date of Last Revision24-JAN-12

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