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GM1003   First Level German B 1

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 4.00 pm

The module provides the first half of an intensive language programme for beginners and those with Standard Grade or GCSE German. Students taking the module are strongly advised to proceed to module GM1004 in the second semester. Completion of the two modules can provide a one-year foundation for those students looking for an ancillary language skill, or it can lead to entry into the Second Level German course and subsequently to an Honours degree in German. The emphasis will be primarily on the acquisition of competence in the German language, both written and spoken, and activities in class will combine the teaching of grammar with the development of communicative competence and written skills.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): The student must not have a pass at Higher, A-Level or equivalent nor must they be a native German speaker

Anti-requisite(s): In taking this module you must NOT have Higher or A-level German or equivalent or be a native speaker of German.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 4 language classes and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 40

Guided independent study hours: 160

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Team taught