|Course Code :||1001FLWTLD|
|Study domain:||Linguistics and Proficiency|
|Semester:||Semester: 1st/2nd semester|
|Study load (hours):||112|
|Contract restrictions: ||Exam contract not possible|
|Language of instruction :||German|
|Exam period:||exam in the 2nd semester|
At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
- Competences corresponding the final attainment level of secondary school
An active knowlegde of :Specific prerequisites for this course:
- Being interested in the German language.
- Good command of the Dutch language is necessary: although most of the course will be taught in German, Dutch will prominently figure in the translation exercises.
2. Learning outcomes
Starting from the observation that most students coming from school have problems at the oral level, this course wants students to overcome their fear of speaking. Increase of students' oral profiency will therefore be focused on.
As far as reading skills are concerned, students will learn how to use various inferential techniques to understand unfamiliar words within a particular context.
Students will also get acquainted with typical characteristics of written German. Furthermore, students will be motivated to use German in a more creative way (by producing their own texts).
Vocabulary and general grammatical and stylistic skills will be improved by means of various exercises and translations from Dutch into German.
This course specifically contributes to improving language awareness and language skills in German throughout the Bachelor's programme and aims to help the students to effectively and fluently contribute to discussions within and outside their own field of study while making use of abstract notions and expressions. Students are able to understand at a reasonable speed and with a critical mind general and academically specific texts and are able to prepare and conceptualise texts within their domain of study as well as outside, make notes or write an essay which bears witness of good communciation skills. In doing so students will activate communicative strategies based on language awareness and will use primary sources. Exit level at the end of the Ba is ALTE 4 or CEFR C1.
3. Course contents
- Detailed reading and discussion of original German texts (various texts types will be dealt with).
- Various kinds of vocabulary exercises
- Dutch-German translations (pertaining to themes dealt with in the texts)
4. Teaching method
Class contact teaching: Practice sessionsSeminars
Personal work: ExercisesAssignments:Individually
5. Assessment method and criteria
Continuous assessment: ExercisesAssignments(interim) tests
6. Study material
Mortelmans, Tanja (2011). Deutsche Sprachbeherrschung 1. Universitas.
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
Duden. Deutsches Universalwörterbuch. Mannheim: Dudenverlag.
7. Contact information
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (03/265.42.64)
(+)last update: 07/06/2012 11:47 tanja.mortelmans