German Intermediate Oral Skills

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    German Intermediate Oral Skills

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    German, German Culture

  • Language Level


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The purpose of this module is to allow students to critically engage with contemporary social, political and cultural issues in Germany through a range of authentic media. On some programmes, this module is designed to complement GE358 and GE368. The focus will be on spoken language skills.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of contemporary German culture by exploring recent social, political and cultural issues and events.
    2. Identify, evaluate and react to the issues outlined above clearly and accurately in spoken German using complex grammatical structures and appropriate vocabulary. Can understand specialized discussions in his/her own primary area of specialization. Can express him/herself on a wide range of topics in a clear and detailed manner, explain his/her position on a current issue and indicate the benefits and drawbacks of various options.
    3. Present one of the topics mentioned in LO1 in German using complex grammatical structures and appropriate vocabulary. Can communicate so spontaneously and fluently that a normal conversation is easily possible.
    4. Demonstrate an ability to conduct research using appropriate target language sources from a variety of media.
    5. Understand and react to audio and audio-visual texts and media.
    6. Show ability to use online tools and technology in support of independent language learning.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.