German Language and Culture 2
This module offers students the opportunity to continue with a foreign language at A1.2 or A2.1 level. The course will hone understanding of the cultural and contextual environment of the target language. During the year, students will undertake individual and group tasks to develop their competencies in spoken and written production as well as their ability to interact in the target language.
This module will prepare students who wish to avail of international placement opportunities or the Erasmus year abroad. Upon successful completion of this module students will be progressing towards achieving Level A2 within the Common European Framework of Reference.
Identify phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. basic personal and family information, eating out, local geography, the environment and employment) and catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.
Select and find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus, and timetables and understand short simple personal letters.
Reproduce a series of simple linked phrases or sentences on areas of most immediate personal relevance and respond to comments with thanks or apology.
Communicate orally during routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities (e.g., family, other people, living conditions, educational background, the environment and employment).
Translate short, simple texts on everyday subjects of immediate interest (e.g., personal wants and needs), provided these are expressed clearly in simple language.