Short Title:German
Full Title:German
Module Code:GERM H2016
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 build on the student's knowledge of the grammatical structures and appropriate vocabulary necessary to comprehend, communicate and function with ease in German and to understand the socio-cultural, professional and academic environment of Germany and other German speaking countries consistent with level A2 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 both general and specific topics pertaining to the social and professional environment
LO2 Read and demonstrate an understanding of selected articles of both a general and semi-specialised nature
LO3 Assess and discuss selected materials in the social media domain including audio-visual materials
LO4 Write accurately in German on a range of topics of a general and semi-specialised nature
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 further development of written production in different registers in German
Focus on further development of speaking and communicative skills in German
Focus on developing listening and communicative skills in German
Focus on comprehension of written texts pertaining to socio-cultural, professional and academic environments
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Write online reflections based on meetings with Tandem partners 1,4 10.00 Ongoing
Assignment In-class and on-line written assignments 2,4 25.00 Ongoing
Continuous Assessment In-class listening and functional spoken tasks 3 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 2,4 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 Self-directed learning based on social media content 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Anne Buscha and Szilvia Szita, Begegnungen A2+, latest Ed., Schubert Verlag
  • German-English, English-German dictionary, Latest Ed., Collins
Recommended Book Resources
  • Hilpert, S. et al 2007, Schritte International 3, Hueber Verlag
  • Wightwick, C.C.B., German Grammar Handbook, Latest Ed., Berlitz
  • Lemcke, C. et al 2010, Berliner Platz 2 neu, Langenscheidt
  • K├Ąge, O. (ed), Die neue Rechtschreibung, Latest Ed., Cornelsen
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HEURS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies 3 Elective
TA_KACOI_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing with Language (French/ German/ Spanish) 3 Elective