Module Overview

German Ab Initio 1b

This module is designed for students who have taken one semester of the language and aims to further introduce the four language skills and give learners a background knowledge of Germany and the German-speaking countries.

Module Code

BSST H1026

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

The development of Listening and Speaking skills

Extending range of simple expressions about personal details and needs of a concrete type; Asking for and responding to simple instructions and requests.

The development of Reading and Writing skills

Producing simple texts, such as a short postcard or email about familiar topics; Reading simple texts on topics of a familiar nature.

Indicative Topics (subject to change depending on course books)

Hobbies and leisure activities; Giving / taking simple instructions and directions; Shopping & eating out; Understanding hotel literature; Booking accommodation; Making travel arrangements; Basic phone skills

Grammar and Structures

Perfect tense – regular, irregular, modal, separable verbs; Imperfect tense – regular, irregular, modal, separable verbs; Future tense – regular, irregular, modal, separable verbs; Negation; Reflexive verbs.

Life in contemporary German-speaking countries

Learning about contemporary culture and society through film

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