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GM3005 German Language 1

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Planned timetable:11.00 am Tue and Fri

This is a core language module for all students in the first semester of the first year of the Honours programme. It aims to develop written and spoken German language skills. Two weekly classes are taught by native-language tutors. The module is based on a textbook which includes a wide range of different activities and registers. Students' work includes reading comprehension, discussion of issues raised by texts and audio-visual, a variety of written responses, and revision of aspects of grammar.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for all degrees involving German

UG Pre-requisite(s):Permission of the German Honours Adviser

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2 language classes and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 20
  • Guided independent study: 130

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 60%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 40%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Frau K Mericka
Module teaching staff:Team taught