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Archived Version 2004 - 2005

Module Title German Language 1 (Intermediate)
Module Code GE103
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Level 1 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
7 To consolidate language competence and increase fluency 7 To introduce students to the economy, society and culture of the target country 7 To develop personal language learning strategies that will enable students to be become autonomous language users and learners 7 To introduce students to Information Technology in the multi-media centre.

Learning Outcomes
7 Ability to listen and read for the gist of written and oral discourse 7 Increase awareness of the similarities and difference between the economy, society and culture of the target country and Ireland 7 Increase confidence in the use of the target language 7 Demonstrate language learning strategies.

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 24
Tutorials 0
Laboratories 0
Seminars 0
Independent Learning Time 51

Total 75
Assume that a 5 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
· Authentic materials(newspaper articles, extracts of TV news and radio programmes, reports etc.) on a variety of economic, social and cultural themes · Listening and reading for gist in relatively complex situations · Language learning (meta cognitive) strategies: identifying purpose of language tasks/ setting goals/ planning language activities/self-evaluation/monitoring e.g. diary · Groups with a maximum of 20 students · Interactive classroom sessions · Learner-centered · Use of multi-media facilities
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Indicative Reading List
Essential Course book/booklet, dictionary, grammar materials (books, CD-ROM software), audio and video cassettes (Edition ). Supplementary 7 The undergraduate's guide to studying languages , Hantrais, Linda. 7 See Learner Autonomy , Dickinson, Leslie.
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