Short Title:Communication Skills (German)
Full Title:Communication Skills (German)
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CSKG H3001
Credits: 6
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Angela Feeney
Module Description:German language preparation for Erasmus period abroad.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Communicate confidently on a range of topics in the target language.
LO2 Present information orally on companies and products in the target language.
LO3 Translate a variety of texts from the target language into English.
LO4 Conduct research on companies and products relevant to the country/countries where German is spoken.
LO5 Read, write and understand materials relating to cultural, academic, professional and everyday life.
LO6 Understand audio-visual materials in the target language.
LO7 Use the interactive version of the European Language Passport and the Self-assessment grids of the Common European Framework Reference for Languages.
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) %
General/Professional Language
Further development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
Grammar and vocabulary in context
Presentation of topics of workplace relevance. Translation of workplace relevant texts from the target language.
Cultural/Professional/Academic environments in Germany and Austria
College life and general working and living environments
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Oral: Role-play/Functional based on topics 1,2,6 30.00 Ongoing
Continuous Assessment Applied Written shorts tasks based on e-mails, messages, summaries, form-filling, thank-you, apologies, etc. 3,5 30.00 Ongoing
Continuous Assessment Presentation written and oral based on internship office and destination city 2,4,6 40.00 Sem 1 End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.
Reassessment Description
Reassment of this module will be in accordance with the departmental supplemental/repeat protocol.

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 Reading/Study 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Language Lecturers, Booklets designed for students
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: The VOCAL Project
  • Website: Ready Study Go Around Europe!
  • Council of Europe: European Language Portfolio

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HEURS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies 5 Elective