Second year module
The module consists of three strands: Grammatik und Ubersetzung II: An extension of the 'Grammatik und Ubungen' strand of German Language I, offering further training in modern German grammar and usage, and translation work both from and into German. Sprachpraxis II: An extension of the 'Sprachpraxis I' element of German Language I, continuing to use the textbook introduced in that module and focusing oral work, comprehension skills, vocabulary buildng and the analysis of contemporary linguistic registers. Langeskunde-Vorlesung: A weekly lecture in German, dealing in this semester primarily with German (and Austrian) politics and society since 1945.
By the end of this module the student should be able to:
Consolidate and expand their understanding and command of the contemporary German language both in its spoken and written forms;
Gain practical training in translation skills;
Increase their knowledge of post-war German and Austrian society, its politics and culture.