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MEng Chemical Engineering with Study in Europe / Course details

Year of entry: 2021

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Course unit details:
LEAP German 5

Unit code ULGE51050
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 2
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by German Studies
Available as a free choice unit? Yes


This course is designed to consolidate students’ level of proficiency, not only with the use of complex grammatical structures of the German language but also with the introduction of sophisticated written and aural texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including articles and reports concerned with contemporary issues.
Students will gain competence in the ability to appreciate and use nuanced language at an advanced level, the ability to appreciate and use tone, register, structure and style in oral and written communication at an advanced level, and the ability to interact and negotiate orally in complex situations.



Pre-requisite: Successful completion of ULGE20020, or A-level + 1 year in a German-speaking country, or equivalent knowledge. 

Co-requisite: If you are studying a Modern Languages Degree, either single or joint honours, please refer to relevant guidance about eligibility for LEAP units on your programme structure.




Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate proficiency in the understanding and knowledge of language structure and grammatical rules;
  • follow debates, discussions or conversations as well as communicate in a wide variety of situations using complex and linguistically accurate structures (different types of discourses, registers etc…);
  • understand longer concrete and abstract reading and listening material;
  • produce cogent, detailed text on most complex topics.

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level C1 of the Common European Framework.


Teaching and learning methods

  • Semester one: Week 12- Written Exam 30%
  • Semester two: Goethe-Zertifikat C1 offered subject to confirmation before the courses start.
    The Goethe grade will be modified in order to conform to university regulations. PLEASE NOTE: Members of the public have to pay a fee of £75 for the Goethe exam.
    Week 11- Listening Exam 10% & Written Exam 30%; week 12 - Oral Exam 30%


Transferable skills and personal qualities

Information handling, IT skills, cultural appreciation, language awareness, discussion, formal presentations.

Assessment methods

Semester one: One written test (reading and writing) submitted via Turnitin (30%); one independent learning dossier (10%).

 Semester two: One dossier mark (10%); Goethe-Zertifikat B2 Examination (Oral, Listening, Reading and Writing) 50%. 

NB: The Goethe grade will be modified to conform to university regulations. PLEASE NOTE: Members of the public have to pay a fee of £75 for the Goethe exam. 


Feedback methods

Feedback will include a combination of:

  • Informal ongoing oral and written feedback resulting from homework and class-based learning activities;
  • Formal written feedback will be given following every assessment.  


Recommended reading

  • The German Handbook - Your Guide to Speaking and Writing German, Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 0521648602.
  • Großes Übungsbuch Wortschatz A2-C1, by Lilli Marlen Brill + Marion Techmer. (Hueber 2011) , ISBN 978-3-19-201721-6.
  • Übungsgrammatik für die Mittelstufe (B1-C1) Hueber(2009), ISBN 978-3-19-011657-7.
  • Upgrade your German, by Annemarie Künzl-Snodgrass and Silke Mentchen. (2003) ISBN 978-0340-80662-1 Publisher Hodder Arnold.


Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Seminars 66
Independent study hours
Independent study 134

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Dorit Fellner Unit coordinator

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