Module Title:German VI
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
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: The aim of this module is to build on and further deepen language within the workplace, as introduced in German II, through the development of both oral and written skills. Students will also improve their oral and written comprehension and fluency with presentations in both a general and professional context and by being introduced to a range of themes in international communication such as ordering, delivery, complaints and problem solving. Students will also improve their oral expression and comprehension.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Display presentation skills in the language by asking and give information about a company: its products and services and by welcoming introducing and receiving guests in a professional context.
LO2 Make business enquires; ask and supply quotations; discuss payment and delivery conditions (e.g. display telephone skills such as getting through to the right person, stating your business and arranging a return call).
LO3 Have deeper understanding of grammatical structures and be capable of applying them in written texts.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
General Language Skills (10 hours):
• Writing a descriptive text to present and describe a company: describing the structure, departments and products/services. • Composing written film reviews. • Reading and understanding a sports/television review. • Reading and understanding a brief news article. • Making written business enquiries and completing relevant documentation. • Receiving and leaving more complex phone messages. • Reporting in writing others’ speech. • Placing, modifying and cancelling orders in written form. • Understanding documentation relating to delivery issues. • Writing a basic letter of complaint. • Composing a simple news article/report.
Oral (10 hours) The following areas will be covered through oral class
• Presenting a company: describing the structure, departments and products/services. • Film reviews: discussing films and providing critiques. • Making comparisons and expressing tastes and preferences. • Presenting a sporting programme in chronological order. • Discussing payment and delivery conditions through role plays. • Relating others’ conversations; indirect speech; describing forms of speech and intent of speaker. • Expressing and addressing a problem / complaint. • Formation of hypotheses. • Expressing cause and consequence. • Arguing in favour of / or against something or someone. • Persuading and convincing someone of something. • Making a presentation; describing a plan.
Grammar: (10 hours) The following grammar topics will be studied. In
• Adverbs and adjectives: comparative and superlative structures • Interrogative structures • Advanced negative structures • Word Order (subordinating conjunctions) • Imperfect tense • Word order (dass-clauses) • Indirect speech (Konjunktiv I) • Pronouns
Culture: (6 hours)
• German media: cinema, television and press. • Sports and leisure activities. • Environment. • Crime and social issues.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
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 60.00 n/a
Other Oral and aural 1,2 40.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 9.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 7.50
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBBBM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 7 Elective