• 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

In this introductory course students begin to develop basic listening and reading comprehension, as well as oral and written German communication skills, including culturally appropriate language use. The course furthermore provides an introduction to basic German grammar and training in language learning strategies. Students are introduced to first aspects of life and culture of the German-speaking societies.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. engage in very simple communication of predictable content in spoken and written German about topics covered in the course, such as personal details.
  2. read and listen for gist in more complex and/or more rapidly spoken German.
  3. facilitate and reflect on their learning, e. g. by applying language learning strategies and responding to feedback
  4. demonstrate an understanding of aspects of life and culture of the German speaking societies, including basic principles of culturally appropriate German language use.
  5. demonstrate development in some generic skills, e. g. critical thinking, written and oral communication, teamwork.

Indicative Assessment

Three in-class tests, 50 min each (48%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
One writing project, 280 words, (12%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5]
One final examination, 2 hrs (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact: 4 hours of class per week
b) 82 hours of independent student learning.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed GERM6501

Prescribed Texts

Kontakte: Textbook and Arbeitsbuch. Eight Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2017. A no-frills custom copy, compiled by the Coordinator, is available from the Co-op Bookshop accompanying. The books as well as the dvd are available at the Chifley library.

Fees

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:
1
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $2856
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2042 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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