Module Overview

German PLC 1a

This module is designed for students who have studied the language to Leaving Certificate or equivalent. It aims to revise and consolidate the four language skills acquired at second level, to introduce the language of business and to broaden learners’ knowledge of Germany and the German-speaking countries.

Module Code

BSST H1018

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Ongoing: the development of listening and speaking skills

Understanding and using phrases and sentences related to a range of personal and professional situations.

Ongoing: the development of reading and writing skills

Reading and finding information in texts dealing with everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus, timetables and short, personal letters. Writing simple interconnected texts on everyday aspects of the student’s environment.

Topic 1: General language

• Spelling/ numbers• Asking & giving personal information• Neightbourhood and home• My College• Family & relationships• Occupations and Nationalities• Describing your daily routine• Time/ Days of the week

Topic 2: Business language

• Business introductions• Discussing and planning your day• Company tour

Topic 3: Grammar and Structures

• Personal pronouns• Basic word order• Present tense regular and irregular verbs• Present tense modal verbs• Present tense separable/inseparable verbs• Gender• Nominative case• Accusative case• Interrogatives

Topic 4: Life in contemporary German-speaking countries

• Interactive hour with a focus on the target culture• Physical and political geography• Cities

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination50
Other Assessment(s)50