• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject German
  • Areas of interest European Languages, European Studies, Language Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Louise Jansen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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Learning Outcomes

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

On successful completion, the student will:

  • be able to communicate in very simple (1) spoken and (2) written German about topics covered in the course.
  • be able to understand very simple (3) written and (4) oral German discourse about topics covered in the course
  • be able to (5) apply reading and listening strategies to maximise comprehension of more complex written and oral discourse about topics covered in the course
  • have gained a first awareness of (5) aspects of life and culture of the German speaking societies and (6) principles of intercultural communication.
  • will be able to (7) specify how their learning of German relates and contributes to other academic and/or professional activities they are engaged in.

Indicative Assessment

  • Five tests grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, writing, listening, life and culture (50%) (2), (3), (4), (5), (6)
  • Two assignments on written expression (in German) (13%) (2), (3), (5), (6)
  • One in-class written expression task (in German) (12%) (2), (3), (5), (6)
  • One oral examination task (10%) (1)
  • One essay/ research project (1000 words, in English) (15%) (7) 

Graduate students may attend joint lectures with undergraduates but can expect more rigorous assessment and additional assignment work tailored to their interests such as a research project on German language and culture.

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

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed GERM6501 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. Incompatible with GERM1022



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

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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
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8271 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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