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German studies 2 - Language and Culture of the German-Speaking World, Short Course

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University rank #501 (WUR) Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
This German studies 2 - Language and Culture of the German-Speaking World module offered by The Open University UK takes you to an upper intermediate level of competence in German, which is equivalent to level B2 of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference. 
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Overview

You’ll further develop your cultural knowledge, and practical language skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing and interacting in a variety of situations – ranging from everyday conversation to putting forward your point of view in a debate. You’ll also consolidate and further develop academic, digital and employability skills in German-speaking contexts. A residential school takes place in Germany.

What you will study

This German studies 2 - Language and Culture of the German-Speaking World module offered by The Open University UK further extends your language competence as well as enhancing your cultural knowledge and developing key skills necessary for studying at a higher level. The themes of the module cover different aspects of life in German-speaking countries today.

You’ll work with online materials, and study a variety of texts, and audio and video materials that will develop your reading, speaking, listening and writing skills. The activities provided will also develop your academic, digital, professional and intercultural skills in German-speaking contexts.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The module has six themes:

  • Work and education
  • Environment
  • Media and popular culture
  • History
  • Individuals and institutions
  • Social issues

Through each theme, you’ll gradually develop your knowledge and skills by:

  • consolidating and expanding your knowledge of German vocabulary and grammar
  • learning about and reflecting on language, culture and intercultural communication skills
  • studying with audio recordings and videos that explore topical issues in German-speaking cultures and societies
  • engaging in a wide variety of speaking and interactive activities
  • practising translation to support your language learning
  • consolidating and expanding your academic skills
  • using digital tools and resources to support your language learning
  • finding and using information from external sources
  • working independently and in collaboration with others
  • reviewing your personal goals and monitoring your progress using checklists and reflective questions.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to study this module.

However, as this is an OU level 2 module, you’ll need appropriate knowledge of German through any of the following:

  • German studies 1 (intermediate) (L113)
  • Auftakt: intermediate German (L130) – now discontinued
  • German knowledge equivalent to the above

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Milton Keynes

  • 848 - 1350 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

You must apply for financial support by 12/12/13

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