Short Title:German
Full Title:German
Module Code:GERM H1021
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Political Science and civics
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Angela Feeney
Module Author:RIANA WALSH
Module Description:The aim of this module is to provide the student with key grammatical structures and relevant vocabulary necessary to comprehend and communicate in German and to understand the socio-cultural and professional environment of Germany and other German speaking countries consistent with level A1 of the Common European Framework for Language Learning.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Converse in German on topics of a general and course specific nature.
LO2 Read and demonstrate an understanding of selected articles in German.
LO3 Write short passages in German.
LO4 Illustrate an understanding of selected audio and video materials of both a general and subject-specific nature.
LO5 Consider, discuss and write about aspects of German society and culture.
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) %
Basic grammatical structures in German
Pronunciation and intonation in German
Socio-cultural and professional awareness
Comprehension of texts in German
Aural skills through video and aural work in German
Oral production skills in German through functional tasks
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 / on-line written assessments 2,3,5 20.00 Week 6
Continuous Assessment In-class listening assessment 4 15.00 Week 8
Continuous Assessment Speaking/Presentation 1 15.00 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 2,3,5 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 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Independent Learning Supplementary on-line materials and activities Speaking/Reading/Listening/Writing 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 10.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Paul Coggle and Heiner Schenke 2009, Willkommen, 2nd Ed., Hodder Education [ISBN: ISBN 978 1 44]
  • Anne Buscha and Szilvia Szita, Begegnungen A1+, latest Ed., Schubert Verlag
  • German-English, English-German dictionary, Latest edition Ed., Collins
Recommended Book Resources
  • Niebisch, D. et al 2006, Schritte International 1, Hueber Verlag
  • Evans, S. et al 2012, Menschen A1/1, Hueber Verlag
  • Scherling, T. et al 2009, Berliner Platz Neu 1, Langenscheidt
  • Gschossmann-Hendershot, E., German Grammar (Schaum’s Outline Series), McGraw-Hill Latest edition
  • Zorach, C. & Melin, C., English Grammar for students of German, Olivia Hill Press Latest edition
  • Connell, S.W. & Baumann, C. 1993, How to pronounce German correctly, Passport Books
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website:
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  • Website: ulum/modlang/german/index_de_video.htm
  • Website: BBC German Steps on-line beginners' language course
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Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HEURS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies 1 Elective
TA_KACOI_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing with Language (French/ German/ Spanish) 1 Elective