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German Language & Society II - LAN00006I

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  • Department: Language and Linguistic Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Ms. Nadine Saupe
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module summary


G04C + G07C


3 first year Ab Initio modules

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20 to Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

This module is intended to enable students to acquire a knowledge of the key aspects of modern German culture and society. Through the analysis of a variety of written and aural materials, students will be able to develop their linguistic competencies as well as their cultural understanding. This is in order to allow them to achieve a high level of fluency and accuracy in their production of written and spoken German.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key aspects of modern German culture and society
  • Understand complex written and aural authentic materials
  • Present and develop arguments effectively in both spoken and written German
  • Achieve a good level of accuracy in the production of both written and spoken German


Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam
German Language & Society II
N/A 40
Open Examination (7 day week)
Open Exam: Hausarbeit
N/A 30
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
N/A 30

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 60
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Reassessment: German Language and Society II
N/A 40

Module feedback

Feedback on formative work

Written formative work:

Written comments on the work, with a mark on the University mark scale

Oral/written feedback in class

Discussion of major issues and mistakes/content/structure

Individual feedback during office hours or in feedback/progress meetings, when necessary

Oral formative work:

Feedback on oral presentations and class discussions

Direct oral feedback in class discussions

Written Feedback form for oral presentations

Mark on university marking scale

Comments on different aspects of the presentation, i.e. content, argumentation, logic, register etc.

Individual feedback during office hours and in progress/feedback meetings


Assessment and feedback

Written assignment (Paper 1), submitted in Week 1 of Summer term.

Feedback: written feedback form with a mark on the university marking scale, confirmed by the second marker, written comments on different aspects of the work, i.e. structure, content, logic and argumentation, grammatical accuracy, examples of typical mistakes (language).

A closed 3-hour written exam comprising reading comprehension and written composition (Paper 2), Summer term

Feedback: Students will be allowed to see their exam paper with comments, under supervision, at an appointed date after the external examiner has reviewed the papers.

An oral presentation

A presentation on a prepared topic chosen from a list, followed by a discussion, Summer term

Feedback: written feedback with comments on overall performance, content, structure, presentation skills and language

Indicative reading

Students must be in possession of a monolingual German dictionary. A dossier of texts and materials will be provided by the tutor.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.