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Archived Version 2007 - 2008

Module Title Intercultural Language Skills 2: Advanced Writing (German)
Module Code GE485
School SALIS

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Module Co-ordinatorDr Annette SimonOffice NumberC2112
Level 4 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
  • To develop competence in practice highly specialised written tasks in the target language
  • To achieve a high degree of fluency, accuracy and range of expression in written production in the target language
  • To communicate in writing with ease and confidence in a range of professional and social situations

Learning Outcomes
  • Students will be able to critically analyse and respond to a variety of written texts (e.g. specialised correspondence)
  • Students will be able to produce - as if for public consumption - various kinds of texts (e.g. questionnaires, short articles, reports, abstracts, book reviews etc.)
  • Students will be able to present in writing arguments on complex matters

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
  • A variety of written materials and texts, general and semi-specialised (e.g. books, reports, articles, surveys, letters, etc.)
  • Analysis of examples of written pieces (e.g. abstracts, dissertations, book reviews)
  • Practice at researching, structuring and editing specialised written tasks (reports, articles etc.)
Continuous Assessment50% Examination Weight50%
Indicative Reading List

 To be provided by individual lecturers

Programme or List of Programmes
BSSAStudy Abroad (DCU Business School)
BSSAOStudy Abroad (DCU Business School)
ECSAStudy Abroad (Engineering & Computing)
ECSAOStudy Abroad (Engineering & Computing)
HMSAStudy Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science)
HMSAOStudy Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science)
IBLFGBA in Inter. Business & Lang. (Fr/Ge)
IBLGSBA in Inter. Business & Lang. (Ge/Sp)
LICBA Languages for Int. Communication
SHSAStudy Abroad (Science & Health)
SHSAOStudy Abroad (Science & Health)