Short Title:German
Full Title:German
Module Code:GERM H4015
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Political Science and civics
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
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Module Description:The aim of this module is to bring the student to a level where he / she can understand with ease the spoken and written language and to express himself/herself confidently
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Converse confidently in a wide range of topics in German
LO2 Participate actively in debates and discussions in German at an advanced level
LO3 Translate a variety of texts of different styles
LO4 Write in German at an advanced level
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Focus on consolidating the student's skills in writing and translation into and out of German
Speaking skills
Focus on consolidation of spoken and communicative skills in German
Reading and writing skills
Focus on consolidation of the comprehension and production of written materials in German
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment In-class translation 3 15.00 Week 6
Presentation Presentation 1,2 20.00 Week 10
Reflective Journal Online reflections in German 4 15.00 Ongoing
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 3,4 50.00 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class-based instruction 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Reading/Listening/Speaking 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • German-English Dictionary, Latest Edition Ed., Collins
Recommended Book Resources
  • Rankin, J., Wells, L.D., Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik,, Latest Edition Ed., Houghton Mifflin Company Boston
  • Käge, O. (ed.), Die neue Rechtschreibung, Latest edition Ed., Cornelsen Berlin
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Authentik, Authentik auf Deutsch
  • Hueber, Deutsch perfekt: Das aktuelle Magazin für Deutsch-Lerner
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Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HEURS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies 7 Elective