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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Intermediate German Language Skills 1
Module Code GE103
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Jennifer Bruen
Semester 2: Jennifer Bruen
Autumn: Jennifer Bruen
Module TeachersAgnes Maillot
Jennifer Bruen
Friederike Gelke
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Repeat examination

This module is designed for students who have studied German to Leaving Certificate level or equivalent. The materials are drawn from levels A2/B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The module is conducted predominantly through German. Throughout the semester, students will perform individual and collaborative tasks to develop their confidence and competence in spoken and written production as well as interaction through German.

Learning Outcomes

1. Extract information from a range of different written materials such as newspapers and websites on familiar subjects, such as everyday life, university life, interests, travel, current affairs, etc.
2. Produce written pieces on topics of interest and give his/her opinion on familiar matters.
3. Communicate orally and in an intelligible manner, on familiar topics related to his/her interests.
4. Show a good degree of grammatical control; draw on a sufficient vocabulary to express him/herself on most topics pertinent to his/her everyday life and make only a few mistakes leading to misunderstanding.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Tutorial20Small group language classes and task-based class activities
Assignment Completion25Preparation for assignments
Independent Study50Engagement with online resources to consolidate material covered in addition to review of material covered.
Directed learning30Interaction with native speakers, including in Languaculture Space.
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

Classroom sessions are interactive and learner-centered. The syllabus focuses on increasing the language fluency and accuracy as well as covering essential cultural aspects through a variety of tasks and class activities. Students will be asked to work in pairs/groups and complete a variety of language assignments/tasks. This module is pitched at level A2 with elements of level B1.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentIndividual written assignment20%Week 4
Oral ExaminationIndividual oral examination30%Week 5
In Class TestIndividual written test50%Week 10
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

  • Essential Text: 2021, Themen aktuell 2 Kursbuch + Arbeitsbuch Lektion 1-5, Hueber,
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Date of Last Revision03-OCT-11

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