• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject German
  • Areas of interest European Languages
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Louise Jansen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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In this introductory course students continue to develop basic listening and reading comprehension, as well as oral and written German communication skills.  The course furthermore provides an introduction to basic German grammar and training in language learning strategies.  Students are introducted to life and culture of the German-speaking societies and principles of intercultural communication.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Communicate in simple  spoken German about topics covered in the course. This will include engaging in a simple conversation of predictable content.
  2. Listen for gist to more complex and/or more rapidly spoken German.
  3. Communicate in simple written German about topics covered in the course. This will include reading and writing about personal details and other topics covered in the course.
  4. Read for gist texts written in more complex German.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge about aspects of life and culture of the German speaking societies
  6. Demonstrate awareness of principles of intercultural communication.   

Indicative Assessment

This course has continuous assessment to provide students with regular feedback on their learning progress.

Proposed are:                                          

Five tests (65%) – 1 hr each, in class - Learning outcomes (2), (3), (4), (5), (6)

Two written assignments (10%) 200 words each, not in class - Learning outcomes (3), (5), (6)

One written communication task (15%) 1 hr, in class - Learning outcomes (3), (5), (6)

One oral examination task (10%) 10 minutes, in class - Learning outcomes (1), (6)

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4 weekly contact hours, plus 6 hours of regular work per week outside class.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed GERM1021 or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Kontakte: Textbook and Arbeitsbuch. Sixth Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2009. A no-frills custom copy, compiled by the Coordinator, is available from the Coop Bookshop. Accompanying audio, video and interactive CD's are available from short loan in the Chifley library.

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have an assumed language proficiency equivalent to the successful completion of GERM1021.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1245 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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