Short Title:German 1
Full Title:German 1
Module Code:GERM H1026
NFQ Level:6
ECTS Credits:5
Description:This module aims to introduce students to the target language in written, spoken and aural forms. The students will also be exposed to aspects of culture and society in the country/countries where the target language is spoken.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to
  1. Communicate effectively in the target language in selected social contexts.
  2. Read and understand selected written articles in the target language.
  3. Comprehend selected audio and video materials in the target language.
  4. Describe aspects of the culture and society in the country/countries where the target language is spoken.

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change)
  • Functional language (50%)
    Focus on exposure to, and practice of, general language functions in spoken written and aural forms.
  • Grammar and Pronunciation (30%)
    Grammatical structures necessary for the production of the target language. Practice of pronunciation, intonation and stress
  • Aspects of culture and society (20%)
    Regions, geography, contemporary issues, traditions.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50%
End of Semester Formal Examination50%
 Outcome addressed% of totalAssessment Date
Formal End-of-Semester Examination1,2,3,450%Semester End
Coursework Breakdown
TypeDescriptionOutcome addressed% of totalAssessment Date
Continuous AssessmentLearning outcomes will be assessed using a variety of methods, including language laboratory work and in-class tests. The language laboratory work will tests the students’ aural understanding of the target language. The in-class tests will assess aspects of grammar and general and business language functions.50n/a

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

TypeDescriptionHoursFrequencyAverage Weekly Learner Workload
LectureClass Based Instruction3Every Week3.00
Independent LearningReading/Study6Every Week6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours3.00