GERMAN

 

Unit 1: Semester 1

This unit is designed to extend students’ knowledge and skills in understanding, speaking and writing the language.

Students are required to establish and maintain a spoken or written exchange related to personal areas of experience, listen to, read and obtain information from written and spoken texts and to respond to texts in both spoken and written German.

The Content areas are based on the themes of The Individual, The German-speaking Communities and The World Around Us. Topics include classroom communication, relationships, music and fashion, technology, alcohol and drugs, sport and fitness, nutrition, health, travel, tourist information and traffic.

Regular exposure to our native language assistant in small conversation groups helps the students to develop their oral skills.

ASSESSMENT
1. Coursework (50%)
2. Examination (50%)

Unit 2: Semester 2

This unit is designed to extend students’ knowledge and skills in understanding, speaking and writing the language.

Students are required to participate in spoken or written exchanges related to the content areas; respond in written form to spoken and written texts; analyse and use information from written, spoken or visual texts to produce an extended written response in German; and give an oral presentation in German on a cultural aspect of the topics studied.

Content areas include: the weather, environment and pollution, recycling, German Schools, after school, studying at University, current topics in education; part-time work; the changing face of work and various professions.

Regular exposure to our native language assistant in small conversation groups helps the students to develop their oral skills.

ASSESSMENT
1. Coursework (50%)
2. Examination (50%)

Unit 3: Semester 1

This unit is designed to extend students’ knowledge and skills in understanding, speaking and writing the language.

Students are required to: negotiate in spoken German to resolve a conflict; express ideas through the production of original texts, analyse and use information from spoken texts, exchange information, opinions and experiences.

The content is based on the themes of The Individual, The German-speaking Communities and The World Around Us. Topic areas include fairy tales, World War II, resistance in World War II; the divided Germany; guest workers, foreigners and emigrants; asylum seekers; reunification of Germany; Bavaria – a German state; equal opportunity; animal experiments; stem cell research, cloning, in-vitro fertilisation.

Regular exposure to our native language assistant in small conversation groups helps the students to develop their oral skills.
The student undertakes to present an object which can be spoken about in detail at the external oral exam.

Unit 4: Semester 2

This unit is designed to extend students’ knowledge and skills in understanding, speaking and writing the language.

Students are required to share information, ideas and opinions in a spoken exchange in German; analyse information from written, spoken and viewed texts for use in a written response in German and present information, concepts and ideas in evaluative or persuasive writing on an issue in German.

Content areas include: dependence and addiction; eating disorders; smoking bans and debates of legalisation; the role of women in work; life balance; East Germany: life in a surveillance state; the Stasi and flight stories.

Regular exposure to our native language assistant in small conversation groups helps the students to develop their oral skills.

The student undertakes to present an object which can be spoken about in detail at the external oral exam.

ASSESSMENT
1. Coursework – Unit 3 (25%)
2. Coursework – Unit 4 (25%)
3. Oral Examination (12.5%)
4. Written Examination (37.5%)

 

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