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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title German Language and Culture 4 (A2.2)
Module Code GE3004
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Elena Lopez
Semester 2: Elena Lopez
Autumn: Elena Lopez
Module TeachersElena Lopez
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
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This module is conducted in most parts through German. Throughout the year, students will learn basic communication skills in their target language through performing individual and collaborative tasks. Students will develop their ability and competence in spoken production and basic oral interaction in the target language while also establishing solid listening and writing skills. Students will develop skills that will help them understand and critically evaluate information about German culture and produce spoken and written texts directed to both Irish and German audiences. Lifelong learning strategies will also be developed to enhance language learning.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand the overall meaning of short texts from a variety of simple texts dealing with everyday topics (e.g lifestyle, hobbies, sports, weather, cultural events),being able to derive the probable meaning of unknown words/signs from the context.
2. Demonstrate effective oral skills in a range of social situations (e.g presentation or description of people, living or working conditions, daily routines and basic past activities and personal experiences).
3. Produce short texts on matters of personal relevance e.g. write short basic descriptions of events, activities and personal experiences using present and past simple. Also, engage in basic social communication online (Sharing news and making or confirming arrangements to meet).
4. Demonstrate control of basic structures of the language as well as increasingly complex grammatical structures (e.g word order in main and subordinate clauses, the use of genders and cases, adjectival endings, verb tenses).
5. Continue identifying economic, social and cultural similarities and differences between Ireland and Spanish-speaking countries.
6. Use IT skills to access language specific-resources (life-long learning) to be able to reflect on your own learning path in your future progression in the language.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Seminars22Class contact hours
Independent Study33Autonomous learning outside the classroom. For example participation in activities organised in the LanguaCulture Space.
Assignment Completion25Completion of prescribed homework and assigment required to monitor the progress of the students.
Portfolio Preparation45Preparation, reflection and final submission of the portfolio.
Total Workload: 125

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

The module is based on Menschen A2

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Participation50% of attendance is required.10%n/a
Performance evaluationActivities to assess the progress of language skills in German.40%n/a
PortfolioProgress is based upon completion of a learning portfolio to show evidence of independent learning, and successful achivement of learning outcomes.50%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 2
Indicative Reading List

  • Charlotte Habersack, Angela Pude, Franz Specht: 0, Menschen A2, 978-3-19-2119
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