More German Stage 1 ADED11295

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Consolidation of what students learned in German Stage 1


Block 3

2 hours per week for 5 weeks

Wednesday 19.15-21.15

Requirements of Entry

German Stage 1 or equivalent.

Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

To enable students to achieve a basic level of communicative competency and linguistic accuracy in the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening to German. The course should develop students' knowledge and understanding of the structure of the German language, enable them to apply this knowledge practically, in speaking activities with other students, simultaneously developing their communication skills and encouraging autonomous learning.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Students should be able to:
- Talk about yourself: name, age, occupation, where you live, work, nationality, your family, hobbies etc.

- Tell us about a friend/colleague at work, your wife/husband or child.

- Introduce a new colleague at work.

- Get a table, order a drink and snack in a café (or similar simple dialogue).

Students produce a piece of written work (roughly 100 words) similar to the following:

- Write the dialogue of a conversation which takes place in an airport lounge between two travellers.

- For a computer dating agency, write out information about yourself and the type of partner you are looking for.

- You are working abroad for 6 months. Write a letter to your wife/husband/friend back home about your boss.

Students should be able to:

- Talk about your house/flat, describe the rooms, furniture, how long have you lived there etc.

- Talk about your or someone else's daily routine - when you get up, go to work, what you do at work, how you spend the evenings etc.

- Talk about the hotel for your coming holiday - where it is, the amenities, how you get there and book a room there etc.

- Talk about your town: what there is, what one can do there and what is lacking.

Students produce a piece of written work (100-150 words) similar to the following:

- Write a paragraph for a German newspaper about your own town.

- Write an advert for a hotel.

- Write about your plans for tomorrow.

- Describe what you do every day at the office.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits