Module Overview

German PLC 1b

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

Module Code

BSST H1027

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 hotel literature, advertisements, prospectuses, menus, timetables and short, personal letters. Writing simple interconnected text on everyday aspects of the student’s environment. Writing an email to confirm a booking.

Topic 1: General language

• Hobbies and leisure activities• Giving/taking instructions and directions• Shopping & eating out• Understanding hotel literature• Booking accommodation

Topic 2: Business language

• Basic phone skills• Making travel arrangements

Topic 3: 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

Topic 4: Life in contemporary German-speaking countries

Interactive hour with a focus on the target culture• Learning about contemporary culture and society through film.

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