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Module

GER4004 : Intermediate Dutch

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Carol Fehringer
  • Teaching Assistant: Dr Simone Schroth
  • Owning School: Modern Languages
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML, this module will focus on consolidating students' competence in Dutch. It will reinforce students' grammatical and lexical knowledge of the language and their ability to establish and maintain effective social and working relations with speakers of the foreign language.

This is a Dutch language course for students who have passed GER2031 'Beginners' Dutch' or who have done an equivalent beginners' Dutch course elsewhere. It will be divided into two parts:
A) Reading & Writing skills: i.e. Dutch grammar, translation into English, text comprehension (reading different types of texts and answering questions in Dutch and reading a short Dutch novel;
B) Oral and listening skills (including role-plays based on the set coursebook, general conversation and listening exercises).

One hour a week will be given to each part of the course. Part B will be taught by a native speaker of Dutch.

Outline Of Syllabus

Text comprehension (including reading one novel in Dutch), Dutch grammar, composition, translation into English, general oral work, oral role-plays based on coursebook, listening exercises.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion461:0046:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities81:008:00exercises
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities101:0010:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching341:0034:009h Present in Person. 25h online synchronous
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery21:002:00online synchronous
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1001:00100:00N/A
Total200:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
GER4104Intermediate Dutch - Part 1
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

As this is a language module it is more 'classroom based' than the other optional modules, hence the higher

number of synchronous teaching hours. The teaching will be split into two main parts:

A) Reading and writing skills:reading set novel, grammar, text comprehension, writing (1 hr a week); B) Oral and listening skills (1 hr a week)


THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT AND ASSESSED IN ENGLISH AND DUTCH, DEPENDING ON THE EXERCISE.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A75N/A
Oral Examination152M25N/A
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise1Athrough out the year.
Written exercise2Athroughout the year
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

1. In the 120 mins written examination students will answer 3 questions which directly relate to the skills learned during the 'reading and writing skills' part of the course: 1 text comprehension exercise, 1 scene description from the set novel and 1 set of grammar exercises (66.6%).
2. The oral exam tests the oral skills practised in the oral classes and the written exam tests the students' comprehension and writing skills, as covered in the writing classes.


Formative coursework: Small practice assignments spaced throughout the year

For the written exam students may be allowed to type their own answers provided that spell check / grammar check has been disabled.

Resit: 120 mins written exam (no oral)

Reading Lists

Timetable