Modiwl LZG-1001:
Advanced German 1

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1

Trefnydd: Dr Sarah Pogoda

Amcanion cyffredinol

  1. To develop students' translation and reading comprehension skills through the study of texts varying in style and register.
  2. To enable students to produce competent pieces of writing in German.
  3. To develop students' oral and aural skills through conversation exercises and selected audio-visual materials varying in tone and register.
  4. To develop vocabulary acquisition and incorporate key expressions into oral and written work.
  5. To develop a more complex understanding of key grammatical structures and an ability to use grammatical constructions in written and oral expression.
  6. To discuss and defend arguments and ideas in group and one-to-one discussions.
  7. To understand key aspects informing contemporary German identities.

Students on this module will be working towards achieving B1+/B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Cynnwys cwrs

This module enables post A-level students to develop written and oral communicative skills in German by extending linguistic competence acquired at A-level. It comprises text-based classes in which students have the opportunity to develop translation and writing skills, as well as oral/aural classes, in which a range of audio and visual aids are employed to stimulate group discussions and debates. Throughout the module, students also have the opportunity to revise and consolidate key areas of grammar. The texts and materials used in this module are chosen from a range of sources including the set textbook, as well as the media and literary works in order to familiarise students with variations in tone and register. Through these materials, students will also gain an insight into particular German themes and issues that relate to contemporary life and society in the German-speaking world. Learning outside of the classroom is supported through a co-curricular Self-Study Portfolio.

Meini Prawf

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40-49%: Limited knowledge of German grammar and vocabulary resulting in a limited ability to communicate in writing or translate from German-English and English-German. Basic understanding of aural and written material in German. Basic grasp of German pronunciation and limited ability to converse freely in German and respond to spoken material. Limited ability to present and defend opinions in written and oral German.

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50-69%: Good knowledge of German grammar and vocabulary resulting in a good ability to communicate in writing or translate from German-English and English-German. Good understanding of aural and written material in German. Good grasp of German pronunciation and some ability to converse freely in German and respond to spoken material. Ability to present and defend opinions in written and oral German.

ardderchog

70+%: Excellent knowledge of German grammar and vocabulary resulting in an excellent ability to communicate in writing or translate from German-English and English-German. Excellent understanding of aural and written material in German. Excellent grasp of German pronunciation and clear ability to converse freely in German and respond to spoken material. Clear ability to present and defend opinions in written and oral German.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Engage with German language in spoken form, understanding, reacting and responding to it in an interactive context.

  2. Demonstrate an ability to extract and use information presented in German-language sources to answer questions in the target language.

  3. Understand and translate written texts varying in style and register.

  4. Produce accurate and idiomatically correct written German.

  5. Explore and evaluate some of the key themes and debates dominating contemporary German culture.

  6. Employ key grammatical structures in written and oral work.

  7. Apply new areas of vocabulary to written and oral work.

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
ARHOLIAD Written Exam

2 hour exam structured in two parts: 1) German-English translation (ca. 200-250 words). 2) Translation of a set of 10 English sentences into German, designed to test grammatical structures.

50
LLAFAR Oral Discussion

A one-to-one oral discussion of one of a selection of video/audio files (which will be seen/heard in advance), followed by Q&A on the Self-Study Portfolio

25
PRAWF DOSBARTH Listening/video comprehension

An in-class test, which involves listening/watching an audio/video file, followed by written questions and a longer summary/response exercise

25
LLYFR LOG NEU BORTFFOLIO Self-Study Portfolio

Students registered for this module are expected to complete the School’s co-curricular Self-Study Portfolio. This portfolio encourages students to read German-language newspapers and watch German TV and German films on a regular basis; they should also read one German-language novel per semester. Students should complete one portfolio for German per semester.

0

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

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Seminar

4 one-hour seminars per week, with a varying focus on oral, aural, written and reading skills.

44
Private study

Private study enables consolidation of vocabulary acquisition, grammatical structures as well as oral/aural techniques. On top of regular homework exercises, the Self-Study Portfolio provides a structured approach to private study.

156

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Studying the countries or regions where the target language is used, including aspects of their literatures, cultures, linguistic contexts, history, politics, geography and social or economic structures. (Benchmark statement 5.10)
  • Sensitivity to and analysis of grammar and syntax in the target language, as well as morphology and phonology.
  • The ability to develop independent study skills, such as making effective use of notes. (Benchmark statement 5. 8, and 5.9)
  • The ability to use the target language creatively and precisely in short written assignments in the target language. (Benchmark statement 5.14)
  • The ability to translate short passages into and out of the target language. (Benchmark statement 5.3, 5.4)
  • Engaging with, interpreting and critically evaluating short and longer contemporary texts (short stories, films, novels) in the target language (Benchmark statement 5. 8, and 5.9)
  • Effective oral communication and presentation skills (including delivery and argument development, discussion and defence) in the target language through individual and/or group discussions. (Benchmark statement 5.3, 5.4)
  • The ability to use the target language creatively and precisely in oral assignments, showing familiarity with a range of topics and registers in formal and informal situations. (Benchmark statement 5.3, 5.4)
  • Develop aural comprehension skills in the target language, supported by a wide range of appropriate materials in different media. (Benchmark statement 5.3, 5.4)
  • The ability to read, understand and summarise written texts in the target language. (Benchmark statement 5.3, 5.4)
  • 1. The ability to use the target language creatively and precisely in short written assignments in the target language. (Benchmark statement 5.14)
  • 2. The ability to translate short passages into and out of the target language. (Benchmark statement 5.3, 5.4)
  • 3. Engaging with, interpreting and critically evaluating short and longer contemporary texts (short stories, films, novels) in the target language (Benchmark statement 5. 8, and 5.9)
  • 4. Effective oral communication and presentation skills (including delivery and argument development, discussion and defence) in the target language through individual and/or group discussions. (Benchmark statement 5.3, 5.4)
  • 5. The ability to use the target language creatively and precisely in oral assignments, showing familiarity with a range of topics and registers in formal and informal situations. (Benchmark statement 5.3, 5.4)
  • 6. Develop aural comprehension skills in the target language, supported by a wide range of appropriate materials in different media. (Benchmark statement 5.3, 5.4)
  • 7. The ability to read, understand and summarise written texts in the target language. (Benchmark statement 5.3, 5.4)
  • The ability to extract and synthesise key information from written and spoken sources in the target language. (Benchmark statement 5.3, 5.4, 5.14)

Adnoddau

Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr

Students will have to purchase one textbook which will be the core text for Semester 1 in all classes. It is also expected that students will own a large bilingual German-English dictionary.

Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)

http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/lzg-1001.html

Rhestr ddarllen

Core text Semester 1:

Birgit Braun, Stefanie Dengler et al.: "Mittelpunkt neu B1+. Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch + Audio-CD zum Arbeitsbuch B1 Plus", ISBN: 978-3-12-676645-6

Other recommended texts:

German-English dictionary: Oxford-Duden German Dictionary (Oxford) or Collins German Dictionary (Collins)

German-German dictionary: Wahrig, Langenscheidt or Duden

Fehringer, Carol, German Grammar in Context: Analysis and Practice (London: Arnold, 2002)

Zorach, Cecile, Charlotte Melin & Elizabeth A. Kautz, English Grammar for Students of German, 5th edn (USA: The Olivia and Hill Press, 2009)

Stocker, Paul, Wort für Wort. A new advanced German vocabulary, 5th edn (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2010)

Other Learning Resources: Students registered for this module are expected to complete the School’s co-curricular Self-Study Portfolio. This portfolio encourages students to read German-language newspapers and watch German TV and German films on a regular basis; they should also read one German-language novel per semester. Students should complete one portfolio for German per semester.

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