German communication skills for students in Archaeology, Philosophy, Oriental and Classics Studies and History of Art and History

lalle1315  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

German communication skills for students in Archaeology, Philosophy, Oriental and Classics Studies and History of Art and History
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Teacher(s)
Rinder Ann (coordinator);
Language
Deutsch
Prerequisites
This teaching unit  is the continuation of the teaching unit LALLE1212 and as such supposes that the student has attained the level B1- of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages".
 

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
The topics that will be treated in the classroom are related to the field of study of the students.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

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At the end of this teaching unit  the student will be able  to use German in his professional future and to communicate in German in a formal and informal way at a final level of B2- of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages".

 

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Content
The course is mainly based on interactive communication. The in-class activities are aimed at developing the capacity to use German in the context of the future professional life of the student, but also to communicate in everyday situations.
The student will also realize written exercises that must be sent to the teacher for correction and commentary.
Teaching methods
  • Interaction integrating every day vocabulary.
  •  When necessary (frequent mistakes or on demand), rapid explanation of the grammar items that raise problems.
  • Writing of summaries of scientific texts to be sent to teacher for correction.
  • Presentation of subject of interest and interaction on that subject with fellow students.
  • Writing of resumé and motivation letter in response to specific job advertisement to be sent for correction to teacher.
Evaluation methods
  1. Continuous assessment based on papers (portfolio 12.5%), oral presentations and participation in the classroom 20% = 35 %. (all details and plan are in course notes)
  2. Oral exam based on the contents of the syllabus and a direct and spontaneous interactivity with the teacher about the portfolio = 40 %.
  3. The student will also have to take a simulation of  standardized external exam, written and oral part, 25%
    http://www.testdaf.de
     
  4. Augustsession: there will be no mark for continuous assessment. Oral examen 40% (portfolio), simulation Testdaf (25%) and presentation 30 minutes 35%.
Other information
  • In-classroom lessons in groups of 15-20 students.
  • The teacher is available during his/her office-hour(s) and can be contacted by e-mail.
Bibliography
  • Syllabus du cours : LALLE1315;
  • Vocabulaire allemand, Harraps 2012.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Bachelor in Philosophy

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology