German Language and Society 3 (advanced)
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Dr Peter Skrandies TW3.6.01f and Mrs Susanne Muller-Menckens TW3.6.01
Available as an outside option to all undergraduate and General Course students. Students can take this course in any year of their studies following approval from the teacher responsible and subject to their own programme regulations.
An A-level or its equivalent is required. An interview with the course co-ordinator prior to registration is compulsory.
Advanced study of the German language within the framework of the social sciences and culture. In a dynamic and communicative way the course develops all four language skills (i.e. speaking, listening, reading and writing) through individual and group work, topical discussions, and the use of authentic multi-media materials. The focus is on accuracy and communication that advance students' language competence, transferable skills and cultural awareness.
44 hours of classes in the MT. 44 hours of classes in the LT. 4 hours of classes in the ST.
Four hours per week, which will feature: (a) interactive topical work; (b) oral practice; (c) grammar and vocabulary work; (d) tutorials; and (e) guided study using IT and web-based materials. Structured activities will take place in week 11 of the Michaelmas term and week 11 of the lent Term.
Weekly language exercises
- Beattie, S. (ed.) (2007) Collins German Dictionary, 7th edition, Glasgow: Harper Collins
- Durrell, Martin et al. (2002) Essential German Grammar, London: Routledge
- Luscher, Renate (2012) Landeskunde Deutschland 2012, München: Verlag für Deutsch
- Wolski, Werner (2012), Pons Kompaktwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Stuttgart: Klett Verlag
Exam (40%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Oral examination (20%) in the ST.
Continuous assessment (40%) in the MT and LT.
Language courses map to the Common European Framework for Language Learning. This framework defines linguistic proficiency in the four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) at different levels. To pass this course, students are therefore required to achieve a pass mark in each element of the assessment (continuous assessment, oral and written exams), as these test all four skills.
Student performance results
(2014/15 - 2016/17 combined)
|Classification||% of students|
Department: Language Studies
Total students 2016/17: 6
Average class size 2016/17: 5
Capped 2016/17: Yes (16)
Value: One Unit
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
Course survey results
(2014/15 - 2016/17 combined)1 = "best" score, 5 = "worst" score
The scores below are average responses.
Response rate: 100%
Reading list (Q2.1)
Course satisfied (Q2.4)