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Modern German Language: Context, Trends & Conflicts - LAN00012H

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  • Department: Language and Linguistic Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Ms. Nadine Saupe
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22

Related modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Autumn Term 2021-22

Module aims

This course aims to increase students' awareness of the key aspects of the German language and how it is used today. The module focuses on language change and trends in modern German and how various groups of speakers use the language in a variety of contexts. Students will develop their research skills by working on a project related to an aspect of the German language and receive one hour of project support every week where project related issues are discussed and progress is presented in the group.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should:

  • Demonstrate an in depth understanding of some of the topics discussed
  • Demonstrate an ability to undertake personal research
  • Present sources from a critical perspective and develop arguments effectively in written German
  • Develop increased confidence and advanced accuracy in the production and presentation of both written and spoken German

Indicative assessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - project
N/A 100

Special assessment rules


Indicative reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - project
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback on formative work

Written formative work

Written comments on the work

Mark on University mark scale

Oral/written feedback in class

Class discussion on major issues and mistakes/content/structure

Individual feedback during office hours or in feedback and 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, when necessary


Feedback on assessment

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).

Indicative reading

Course material will be supplied by the tutor.

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