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German Language & Society III - LAN00010H

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  • Department: Language and Linguistic Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Mr. Thomas Jochum-Critchley
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Related modules

Pre-requisite modules

  • None

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2022-23 to Summer Term 2022-23

Module aims

Building on the skills acquired while studying German language and society II and also, if applicable, during the time spent in a German-speaking country, this module will aim to increase proficiency in the practice of different styles of German, both written and spoken. It will also enable students to master the techniques of extended essay writing in German. Particular emphasis will be given to developing students' ability to present and analyse sources from a critical perspective. The medium of instruction is German.

Module learning outcomes

After satisfactorily completing the module you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an in depth understanding of some of the aspects of modern German culture and society
  • Demonstrate an ability to undertake personal research
  • Present sources from a critical perspective and develop arguments effectively in both spoken and written German
  • Achieve a high level of accuracy in the production of both written and spoken German


Task Length % of module mark
Essay: Hausarbeit (3000 words)
N/A 60
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
N/A 40

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Essay: Hausarbeit (3000 words)
N/A 60
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
N/A 40

Module feedback

Feedback on formative work

Written formative work

Written comments on the work, and mark on University mark scale

Oral/written feedback in class, discussing major issues and mistakes/content/structure

Individual feedback during office hours, when necessary

Oral formative work:

Feedback on oral presentations and class discussions

Direct oral feedback in class discussions

Written feedback form for oral presentations with mark on university marking scale, comments on different aspects of the presentation, i.e. content, argumentation, logic, register etc.

Individual feedback during office hours, when necessary

Written feedback will usually be given within one week to 10 days

Summative assessment and feedback

Feedback: written feedback form with a mark on the university marking scale, confirmed by the second marker; and written comments on different aspects of the work, i.e. structure, content, logic and argumentation, grammatical accuracy, examples of typical mistakes (language). Feedback will be given by week 9, when students will also be able to see comments on their written assignment at an appointed time.

Oral presentation

Feedback: Written feedback within three weeks.

Indicative reading

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.