This is an intermediate unit for students with prior knowledge of German, the continuation of HEG207 German 2A. This second-year language unit broadens students' German language competency. The four language skills are stressed and further training is provided in reading and aural comprehension, speaking and writing. Work with authentic material supports this integrated approach to language learning. HEG208 must be taken before HEG 313. While a key goal of this unit is the acquisition of communication skills in German, the unit centres on the study of the lives, interests and occupations of German-speakers from a variety of locations and backgrounds, so that students develop not only a firm grounding in the German language, but also a heightened sensitivity to the social contexts of communication, and an awareness of the socio-cultural fabric and heritage of the German-speaking world. Students extend their basic vocabulary to reach an intermediate level, learn to apply the grammatical structures and patterns of the language and to develop the ability to engage with and respond to spoken and written German through an engagement with a range of contemporary topics.
|Unit name||German 2B|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Global Cultures and Languages|
Dr. Karin Lucas
Dr. Karin Lucas
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- Demonstrate knowledge of German vocabulary, idioms and grammatical structures through producing German texts.
- Provide evidence of your ability to interpret German texts at an intermediate level.
- Apply a repertoire of grammatical structures and rules at an intermediate level to solve active communication problems and respond appropriately to spoken and written German at an intermediate level.
- Apply cross-cultural awareness in written and verbal communication.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Three contact hours per week
Task 1: In-class test (25%)
Task 2: Oral/aural exam (20%)
Task 3: Written exam (40%)
Task 4: Fortnightly exercises (15%)
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