module specification

OGL074 - German Stage 2B (2017/18)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2017/18
Module title German Stage 2B
Module level Level 4/5/6 (99)
Credit rating for module 15
School Guildhall School of Business and Law
Total study hours 150
45 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
105 hours Guided independent study
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
In-Course Test 40%   Progress test (receptive skills and use of language)
In-Course Test 20%   Listening test
Oral Examination 40%   Oral test
Running in 2017/18
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Spring semester North Thursday Evening
Autumn semester North Thursday Evening

Module summary

In this module students will develop higher intermediate language skills and become partly independent users of German.  Students will learn how to use German in a range of contexts through practical class activities focusing on authentic language use.  The course covers grammar structures, vocabulary and the four skills.  It also focuses on intercultural communication skills and cultural aspects of German speaking countries. The course is structured around class time, independent learning and guided Weblearn materials.

Prior learning requirements

Completion of OGL073 OR A2 competence

Module aims

The aims of this module are:

•  To increase students’ linguistic competence in German for all skills towards a higher intermediate level (level A2/B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference)
• To further develop appropriate language learning strategies to encourage effective independent learning of German
• To develop a further understanding of the cultural contexts in which the language is used
• To enhance student employability and transferable skills


• further development oral, reading, listening, writing and communicative skills to a higher intermediate level in German
• extension and expansion of accurate use of and understanding of a range of lexis
• further development of fluency
further development and extension of grammatical control and accuracy
• development of cohesion and coherence in speaking and writing

Learning and teaching

Learning and teaching strategies will be delivered through a blended learning approach. Learners will actively participate in individual and group activities in class and using online resources and tools available on Weblearn, as well as paper based materials. They will receive teacher and peer feedback to enable them to reflect on their learning

Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes of this module are calibrated to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.  By the end of the module students should be able to:

• understand and use a range of lexis on a variety of topics
• understand the main points of clear messages, announcements, and conversations
• understand texts in limited and practical contexts
• understand the purpose of written communications

• write personal communications and describe experiences and impressions
• write texts with simple connectors

• communicate in tasks on familiar topics and activities
• handle basic social exchanges
• describe personal circumstances and living conditions
• answer questions and respond to statements, maintaining the flow of conversation

Assessment strategy

The module will be assessed through an in class test, a listening test and an oral test. The in class tests will assess learning outcomes 1 and 2 and the oral test will assess learning outcome 3.


Lewis Marilyn (1999) How to study foreign Languages, London, Macmillan Study guides, ISBN 0333736672
Weblearn and other appropriate online resources