|Course code module||FLWTLD0300|
|Study load (hours)||112|
|Language of instruction:||German|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Contract restriction information:||exam contract not possible|
Translation exercises require basic knowledge of Dutch
As far as sequentiality is concerned, the credit for either 'Duitse Taalbeheersing 2' or Duitse Grammatik: Oefeningen' has to be acquired.
German proficiency 2 (FLWTLD2000) OR German grammar: exercises 2 (FLWTLD2300)
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
A very good command of both written and spoken German in various different pragmatic contexts (academic, formal, colloquial German etc.).
3. Course content
The emphasis in this advanced course in German language proficiency is on the improvement of both written and oral communication skills. The writing activities aim at enhancing the competence and effectiveness in using different kinds of text genres (essay, abstract, review, academic paper etc.). Through the exercises, students should be enabled to formulate their thoughts and arguments in a stylistically, phraseologically, and idiomatically correct and confident manner. The oral language skills will be focused upon by intensive speaking training (debate, discussion, role play, presentation), in the course of which topics of social and academic relevance will be dwelt upon at greater length.
In this context, specialized vocabulary from various realms in German culture and society will be dealt with. Finally, important aspects of German grammar will be revised and put into practice in specific translation exercises (Dutch-German).
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Seminars (possible question and answer sessions)Skills training
Personal work: Assignments - individualAssignments - in group
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, without oral presentationOral, without written preparation
Continuous assessment: Exercises
6. Compulsory reading – study material
* Study material will be delivered during the course.
* Thematische woordenschat Duits.
7. Recommended reading - study material
Specifically for the grammar part, extra exercises can be found on Blackboard. Students are encouraged to prepare these.
Staff can most easily be contacted by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org).