|Course Code :||1013FLWTLD|
|Study domain:||Linguistics and Proficiency|
|Semester:||Semester: 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:
Specific prerequisites for this course:
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.
2. Learning outcomes
A very good command of both written and spoken German in various different pragmatic contexts (academic, formal, colloquial German etc.).
3. Course contents
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). This course specifically contributes to improving language awareness and language skills 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.
4. Teaching method
Class contact teaching: SeminarsSkills training
Personal work: Assignments:IndividuallyAssignments:In group
5. Assessment method and criteria
Examination: Written without oral presentationOral without written preparation
Continuous assessment: Exercises
6. Study material
* Study material will be delivered during the course.
* Thematische woordenschat Duits.
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
Specifically for the grammar part, extra exercises can be found on Blackboard. Students are encouraged to prepare these.
7. Contact information
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