Module Title:German IV
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. Problem Solving Exercises - student will work as part of a team and will work together to resolve various legal scenarios. Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-Learning - It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. Self-Direct Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: This module aims to develop students’ ability to make a general presentation in the language. Students will also be introduced to the job application process. The module further aims to develop the students’ written expression in a professional context. The module also aims to introduce LSP (language for specific purpose) in the students’ own fields of study, to provide students with vocabulary/expression relevant to their chosen specialist area. The students will be introduced to more advanced grammar structures and written expression. In addition, they will develop their oral expression skills through the final stage of the job application process: the interview.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Make a presentation on some aspect of German society and culture and discuss and evaluate current events in Germany.
LO2 Draft and present their CV through the language, write a letter of application for a job or a programme of further study, familiarise themselves with the job application process including job advertisement analysis and develop his/her interview skills through mock job interviews in the language.
LO3 Organize a stand at a trade fair including dealing with visitors to the stand; product description and promotion, follow up contacts in writing and conclude agreements
LO4 Summarise in his/her own words selected pieces of written/spoken German.
LO5 Apply orally the complex vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in written classes.
LO6 Compose, in written form a report in a specific context.
LO7 Formulate and apply hypothetical structures
LO8 Utilize a more extensive specialized vocabulary relevant to their particular area of study and present and defend orally a specialized topic in their area of study.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
General Language Skills (22 hours):
• Write a CV and letter of application/covering letter. • Reading and understanding job advertisements. • Reading and understanding product information and company brochures. • Writing product descriptions for professional use. • Following up prospective clients in writing • Completing a written summary of a text. • Writing a short essay on a topical issue in Germany. • Writing up the minutes of the meeting. • Summarising the main points of several articles.
Oral (30 hours) The following areas will be covered through oral classes; these will also be complemented with listening activities: (35%)
• Organising a stand at a trade fair; meeting prospective clients; presenting the products. • Analysing television and press advertisements; advertising a product; creating an advertising campaign. • Interviewing clients and consumers; conducting a meeting/discussion forum. • Expressing opposition, concession and intent. • Summarising a text in oral form; preparing an oral exposé. • Making a coherent presentation on a general topic. • Mock interviews; preparing the questions, asking and answering the questions. (these interviews will be enacted by the students)
Grammar: (22 hours) The following grammar topics will be studied. In addition the students will be assigned home-based assignments for completion. (30%)
• Revision of main grammar points studied in previous modules. • Pluperfect • Relative pronouns • Konjunktiv II (würde + infinitive) • Pronouns • Use of the tenses • Mood: indicative, imperative and subjunctive • Passive voice • Word formation • Punctuation
Culture: (16 hours)
• Trade fairs. • Product description. • Selling a product. • Advertising (written and visual)
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Series of written in-class examinations throughout the term. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 30.00 n/a
Other Oral and aural 1,3,4,5,8 20.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 50.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 5.50
Total Hours 7.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BRLMB_B Bachelor of Business(Honours) in Management 4 Elective