German Language Advanced 1B

First year module

The module builds on German Practical Language A and continues to deal systematically with further main areas of German grammar (word order, the subjunctive mood, the passive voice, modal auxiliary verbs) and extends the students' skills in German conversation and essay-writing.

Learning outcomes

On completion of these linked modules the student will be able to:

  • Display a competent knowledge of post A Level German grammar and usage, both orally and in the written language;
  • Read and understand authentic examples of written German without constant recourse to a dictionary;
  • Listen to and understand substantial extracts of spoken German taken from authentic sources;
  • Converse fluently in German on topics covered during the course;
  • Write about topics covered during the course in accurate and idiomatic German;
  • Show an initial acquaintance with the methods required for a linguistic analysis of German texts as well as an understanding of other study skills necessary for the study of German at degree level;
  • Demonstrate a generally enhanced knowledge of the German language.

Assessment

(assessed jointly with linked module German Language Advanced A)

  • 3 hour examination (60%)
  • ‘Introduction to Language Studies’ test (15%) plus an essay of 600 words in German (10%)
  • Oral examination (15%)