This module is designed to enable students to develop the language proficiency and cultural knowledge needed to live and study in a German-speaking country. The focus is on aspects of cultural diversity in Germany and the German-speaking countries.
The development of Listening and Speaking skills
Identifying and summarising key information in pieces of authentic spoken language; Discussing and giving personal opinions on the topics studied.
The development of Reading and Writing skills
Identifying and summarising key information in pieces of authentic written language, including current press; Producing short texts with a higher degree of grammatical accuracy on familiar topics and topics relating to the module; Developing the skills to summarise the plot of a feature film or film extracts and a piece of literature and describing reactions to these.
Culture and Society: Cultural Diversity
Relevant historical developments; Foreigners and ethnic minorities in Germany; Racism; Stereotypes; Integration; Music.
Preparation for year abroad
Partner college; Courses; Money; Accommodation; Transport; Leisure time.
Study of Film and Text
Adapted literary and journalistic texts; Poems; Songs; Short stories; Film.
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