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German 3 Intermediate

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2020-2021

Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies programme who have passed German 1 Beginners and German 2 Pre-Intermediate.

Description

In this course you learn how to handle successfully a variety of more complex social situations you may encounter in daily life in Germany.
The course is designed to bring students with a good grounding in German to an intermediate level.

You learn to cope with daily informal, as well as formal situations of communication in speaking and writing, and to perform such tasks as talking about daily affairs, giving comments on information, giving your opinion, make your point, agreeing and disagreeing in a discussion, reading complex texts about social, cultural and political issues and giving a short presentation.

These learning targets are acquired by using the textbook and through a wide range of real-life situations, performed either individually or in groups. Grammar, cultural topics, current issues and pronunciation are main concerns, too.

Course objectives

This course enables the student to achieve an overall level B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
This course is the last course in a series of three language acquisition courses within the International Studies program. The final objective of this course series is to obtain an intermediate level of proficiency in German, aimed at communication with people in the region in everyday social situations and enabling students to follow current affairs in the region via various media.

Skill CEFR Level
Reading B1+
Writing A2+
Listening B1
Speaking A2+

Timetable

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Mode of instruction

Tutorials

Two two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. With online education, it is more important than ever to maintain communication and stay in touch with your study groups. For this reason, if you are unable to attend a session, it is required that you inform your tutor in advance. Please note that being absent at any tutorial session may have a negative impact on the grade of the assignment due for that particular tutorial session. This is at the discretion of the tutor.

Assessment method

Assessment

Midterm exam, Final exam, tests after each chapter in the book, in-class oral/listening performance

Weighing

Partial grade Weighing
In-class-participation and homework, tests/evaluations 20%
Midterm exam: Reading, Listening and Writing 30%
Final exam I: Reading, Listening and Writing 30%
Oral presentation in class 5%
Final exam II: oral exam 15%

End Grade

  • To successfully complete the course, please take note that the End Grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the in-class oral and listening performance, and written exams.

  • The End Grade needs to be a 6.0 or higher to pass the course.

Resit

If the End Grade is insufficient (lower than a 6.0), there is a possibility of retaking the full 80% of the exam material (exams, quizzes, Midterm Exam and Final Exam). No resit for the tutorial (participation and homework) is possible.

Exam review and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

  • Spektrum B1+ Integriertes Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch mit Cds (2018), A. Buscha / S. Szilvia, Dr. Harald Schubert

    ISBN: 9783941323346

Registration

  • Enrolment through uSis for Tutorials is mandatory.

  • Students will be enrolled for Exams by the Administration Office, as long as they have a valid Tutorial enrolment.

  • General information about uSis is available here.

Contact

Drs. L. Krul

R. Zoubi MA

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number, and tutorial group number.
Please use your University email-address (uMail) when communicating with any person or department within Leiden University.

Student Affairs Office for BA International Studies

Remarks

This course uses an integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.