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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title German Language and Culture 6 (B1.2)
Module Code GE3006
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Elena Lopez
Semester 2: Elena Lopez
Autumn: Elena Lopez
Module TeachersElena Lopez
Tanja Rudert
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module is delivered entirely in German and aims to consolidate students' language competencies and fluency with particular emphasis on the quality of spoken and written production. Aural and reading comprehension are reinforced through exposure to a variety of text types, including online language resources. Awareness and knowledge of key cultural aspects of German speaking countries is also increased.

Learning Outcomes

1. Scan texts in order to locate and gather the desired information on familiar subjects from different written materials and websites.
2. Communicate orally and in an intelligible manner, on familiar topics related to his/her interests, being able to enter unprepared into conversations to exchange, check and confirm information pertinent to e.g.everyday life, university life, interests, travel etc.
3. Produce cohesive texts (creative, factual etc) in German on personal, social and cultural themes using subordinate sentences linked by a number of cohesive devices e.g in a story, with accurate use of German grammar and theme-specific vocabulary.
4. Show a good degree of grammatical control’ draw on sufficient vocabulary to express him/herself on most topics pertinent to his/her everyday life and make only a few mistakes leading to misunderstanding.
5. Demonstrate evidence of reflective thinking and intercultural awareness on how behaviour in everyday interactions in different cultures may convey a message different to the one he/she intends.
6. Engage in activities with digital resources to develop capacity for lifelong learning e.g. Pursue the use of digital tools and resources for language learning that lead to fulfilling student’s individual learning needs and preferences.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Seminars22Class contact hours
Directed learning45Complection of prescribed homework and assigments required to monitor the progress of the student.
Independent Study33Autonomous learning outside the classroom. For example participation of activities in the Languageculture Space.
Portfolio Preparation25Preparation, creation, design and final submission of the E-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

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Performance evaluationCompletion of activities using the 4 language skills.40%n/a
PortfolioYour portfolio evidences your progress during the course. You will receive feedback from peers and tutor to help you to reflect onhow you have achieved your 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
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