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GM4106 German Language 4

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

This is a core language module for students in the second year of the Honours Programme. It is designed to develop advanced written and oral language skills based on task-based text production, summary and essay writing, while the oral part of the module will afford insight into communicative situations, strategies and approaches in a variety of contexts. Students will further develop their competence in recognising and analysing communication techniques and in employing them effectively in different situations.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for Single Honours German. Normally compulsory for all other degrees involving German

UG Pre-requisite(s):GM4105 unless the student spent Semester One on a university placement abroad in which case only the successful completion of the semester abroad is needed.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2 language classes and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 22
  • Guided independent study: 128

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 30%
  • Practical examinations: 30%
  • Coursework: 40%
UG As used by St Andrews:1-hour Essay in German Examination = 30%, Oral Examination = 30%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Frau K Mericka (TBC)
Module teaching staff:Team taught