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Unit of study_

OLES2139: Experience Germany

The in-country study unit introduces students to German language and culture through an intensive program at a partner university in Germany. It places particular emphasis on understanding cultural differences in authentic contexts. Students will have practical language lessons (40hrs) and receive an introduction to contemporary culture and society (up to 15hrs). They will participate in cultural activities such as visits to museums, theatres and memorial sites and have the opportunity to interact with local people. The units will develop skills in cross-cultural communication through direct contact.

Code OLES2139
Academic unit Germanic Studies
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand basic sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography)
  • LO2. communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters
  • LO3. describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need
  • LO4. increase your understanding of the cultures of the German-speaking countries through the analysis of cultural materials
  • LO5. develop skills in cross-cultural communication through direct contact. You will have the opportunity to reflect on and understand cultural differences in authentic contexts.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.

There are no unit outlines available online for previous years.