- Code GERM2105
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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, European Studies, Language Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Gabriele Schmidt
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
First Semester 2016
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This course continues with the development of listening and reading comprehension skills and with the development of oral and written communication. This includes the study of modern German grammar and vocabulary, and training in and reflection on language learning strategies.
The course introduces students to contemporary literature, film and culture in the German language and engages students in the study of topical issues in contemporary German-speaking societies. Furthermore, it provides students with learning opportunities in the area of intercultural communication.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe unpredictable situations in German.
- Explain the main points in an idea or problem with reasonable precision in German.
- Express thoughts in German on abstract or cultural topics represented in German-speaking literature or film.
- Read literary texts and relate them to German-speaking culture.
- Demonstrate an understanding of current affairs in the German-speaking societies, and to analyse and critique them.
- Demonstrate generic skills, e.g., critical thinking, written and oral communication, research, teamwork.
This course has continuous assessment to provide students with regular feedback on their learning progress.
- One 2-hour in-class mid-semester test (15%) [Learning Outcomes addressed: 1, 2, 6].
- Three outside-class written assignments, each 300 words (each 15%) [Learning outcomes addressed: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6].
- One in-class oral presentation (15%) [Learning outcomes addressed: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6] (Presentations will be recorded for assessment and feedback).
- One 2.5-hour final examination (25%) [Learning outcomes addressed: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6].
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3.5 contact hours per week plus approximately 6.5 hours of regular work per week outside class.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Motyl-Mudretzkyj, Irene and Michaela Späinghaus (2011): "Anders gedacht: Text and Context in the German-Speaking World". Kursbuch und Arbeitsbuch. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Students should have an assumed language proficiency equivalent to the successful completion of the continuing level.
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- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2052||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|