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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title German Language and Contemporary Society
Module Code GE379
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Christina Krug
Semester 2: Christina Krug
Autumn: Christina Krug
Module TeachersChristina Krug
Tanja Rudert
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The general objective of the course is to assist students to become fully autonomous language learners and to enable them to achieve the level of written and oral fluency that will be required in an intercultural workplace in Ireland or abroad. It also aims to further develop students ability to apply a range of transferable skills such as time management, team work, project management and oral presentation skills. Students will learn to participate effectively in discussions on topics covered in the module

Learning Outcomes

1. 1. Extract information from a wide range of documents and audio-visual sources on concrete and abstract topics.
2. 2. Present a complex topic to an audience with a high degree of fluency appropriate to this level.
3. 3. Take an active part in discussion about both familiar and new topics, expressing and giving reasons for their opinions.
4. 4. Write a clear and well structured report on objectives, methodology and content of findings of work carried out throughout the semester using clear and detailed language, explain his/her position on a current issue and outline the benefits and drawbacks of various options.
5. 5. Use and evaluate variety of resources, e.g. dictionaries, websites, articles, audio sources etc.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Online activity50Students prepare the weekly provided material (texts, videos, audio files, articles, recorded Videos)
Portfolio Preparation40Students prepare and submit a weekly task based on the prepared material such as editing questions based on a text/video, participating in a group work etc.
Group work20Students participate in active discussion about a topic covered in class, participate in a group forum, work as a group in a Zoom Meeting on a specific task etc.
Independent Study60Students use provided sources and additional material to study individually.
Assignment Completion60Students are required to devote time to prepare and complete the continuous assessment.
Lecture20Students attend online sessions in groups or individually to address queries or discuss tasks/assignments.
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

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Completion of online activitycompletion of tasks40%Other
Presentationoral presentation20%Week 11
Group assignmentGroup work/project20%Week 25
Written ExamWritten assignment20%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
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