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GM4105 German Language 3

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:11.00 am or 3.00 pm Mon and 11.00 am or 3.00 pm Thu

This is a core language module for all students in the second year of the Honours Programme. It is designed to develop advanced written and oral language skills based on translation from and into German, while the oral part of the module will afford insight into communicative situations, strategies and approaches in a variety of contexts. Students will learn to recognise and analyse communication techniques and employ them effectively in different situations.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for all degrees involving German

UG Pre-requisite(s):GM3005 and GM3006 unless the student spent either or both semesters of Junior Honours on a university placement abroad in which case only successful completion of Junior Honours is needed.

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: 30%
  • Practical examinations: 50%
  • Coursework: 20%
UG As used by St Andrews:1-hour Written Examination = 30%, Oral Examination = 30%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr A Cusack (TBC)
Module teaching staff:Team taught