German Project Higher Advanced 2 (MLT322B)

This unit aims to enable students at a 'Higher Advanced' level of competence in the language to engage critically and autonomously with a specialised topic normally closely related to their main field of study.


  • University credits: 10
  • University levels: 1-4
  • Pre-requisite: MLT314, A level + 1 year or stay abroad, CEF B2+
  • Co-requisite: On consultation with the Language Co-ordinator only.
  • Availability: Students of the University of Sheffield taking the module for credits.
  • Teaching period: Spring semester (see timetables and course dates)
  • Contact times: One-hour weekly tutorial for 11 weeks, starting in Week 2 of the semester.
  • Group size: Maximum of 20.
  • Language Co-ordinator: Dr Marina Micke
  • Module Leader: Andrew Hilton
  • Pathway: MLT354

Students who take this module consolidate the acquisition of subject-specific terminology and discourse, as well as develop advanced research skills. Working under regular supervision, students will complete a written portfolio (2,500 words) and prepare a structured oral presentation summarizing their research for a specialist audience and demonstrating their acquisition of relevant academic and linguistic skills.

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

  • perform at Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • source and analyse specialist information, distinguishing fact from opinion and main ideas from supporting detail
  • present findings in speech and writing in the target language, using a formal register and, where appropriate, subject-specific language
  • plan and manage a project involving individual research.

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