Modern Languages and Cultures

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Code GRMNZ906
Coordinator Ms M Rabadan Gomez
Languages, Cultures and Film
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):


Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:


Co-requisite modules:


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   24

Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 126


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
Speaking test There is a reassessment opportunity. This is not an anonymous assessment. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  5 minutes    10       
Class Test Standard UoL penalties will apply. This work will be anonymously marked. There will be a resit opportunity.  1 hour    60       
Portfolio 1 This work will be marked anonymously There will be a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  -1500 words    30       


To develop an upper-intermediate competence in reading, writing, listening and speaking German equivalent to the B1+ level in the CEFR;

To provide students with a solid understanding intermediate German grammar and to enable them to explore advanced structures independently;

To explore aspects of contemporary German-speaking cultures through the medium of German;

To develop students' language learning strategy use and a reflective approach towards language learning.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Apply increasingly complex reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in line with the B1+ level in Geman in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

(LO2) Effectively communicate in German in a variety of formal and informal situations.

(LO3) Demonstrate knowledge of abundant aspects of contemporary German language and culture.

(LO4) Critically reflect on and effectively apply language learning strategies.

(S1) Communication skills – upper-intermediate reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the target language.

(S2) Global citizenship – cultural awareness.

(S3) Improving own learning / performance – self-awareness / self-analysis.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method:
This module is taught through 22 hours of general language classes, which include listening comprehension classes in the language laboratory, reading comprehension exercises and grammar teaching and practice. Students have a chance to consolidate and practice the structures and vocabulary acquired in conversation, discussions, short presentations and short writing and note taking exercises. The classes will be taught in German. Students are expected to attend all classes, to hand in homework and the portfolio on time and to work through the assigned exercises independently. The module offers much accompanying material, including CDs and computer software, which can be used for independent study in the library. Regular feedback forms an integral part of the module. XJTLU students will be offered the opportunity to join the MLC equivalent cohort for one hour a week to further support the development of practical skills such as listenin g and speaking.
Attendance recorded:



Upper intermediate module in German language: Culture, grammar, translation and written and spoken communication.
The syllabus can be found in the module handbook which can be accessed through VITAL.
Each student is issued with a weekly schedule for the module at the beginning of each semester.

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