VIV306 General German

Code VIV306
Name General German
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Languages
Academic staff Ilze Siliņa, Irīna Romanova, Larisa Rozenberga
Credit points 6.0 (9.0 ECTS)
Parts 2
Annotation The study course continues to develop reading, listening, speaking and writing skills in German as a second foreign language. Within the framework of the course translation skills are developed working with intermediate informative texts, translating from German into the mother tongue. .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the course is to develop and improve the following skills and competences: 1) to develop reading skills and competences and to develop reading comprehension reading and interpreting intermediate texts on general subjects; 2) to develop speaking skills in a situational dialogue and monologue on topical everyday issues; 3) to develop listening skills working with authentic texts; 4) to improve writing skills and competences writing letters, essays, annotations and summaries; 5) to develop translation skills translating intermediate informative texts from German into Latvian/Russian.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students are able to read,analyze and summarize independently intermediate informative authentic texts. - Assessment: home tasks, texts, tests, exam (text 2,500 pr. signs, 10 problem oriented tasks, 30 min).
Students are able to interpret and comment on audio/video information in general and in detail, are able to discuss the information. - Assessment: texts, interviews, exam (audio record 5 min, 8-10 tasks, 15 min).
Students are able to identify general vocabulary and use it in oral and written speech. - Assessment: texts, tests, exam. Evaluation: tests, exam – mark according to 10 grade scale.
Students are able to comment on a short academic text on a definite issue. - Assessment: presentation (content of a report on a definite issue), exam. Evaluation: tests, test translations – tested/not tested; exam – mark according to 10 grade scale.
Students are able to write a business letter, using the relevant vocabulary, grammatical constructions and punctuation correctly. - Assessment: home tasks, exam (business letter 80-100 words) -mark according to 10 grade scale.
Course prerequisites German language at the level A1-A2 according to CEFR.

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