• Class Number 2776
  • Term Code 2930
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Katie Sutton
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/02/2019
  • Class End Date 31/05/2019
  • Census Date 31/03/2019
  • Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
    • Katrin Matthews
SELT Survey Results

This course continues with the development of listening and reading comprehension skills and with the development of oral and written communication. This includes a review and extension of basic German grammar and vocabulary, and training in and reflection on language learning strategies.

The course focuses also on the analysis of literary and non literary texts - appropriate to the language level - about life and culture of the German-speaking societies. Furthermore, it engages students in learning opportunities in the area of intercultural communication.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. function adequately in predictable communication requirements of a German-speaking environment.
  2. read easy short literary and non-literary texts and relate them to German-speaking culture.
  3. demonstrate an understanding of current affairs in the German-speaking societies.
  4. demonstrate development in some generic skills, e.g., critical thinking, written and oral communication, teamwork.
  5. conduct a small research project related to German-speaking culture.

Required Resources

  • Studio [21]. Teilband A2.2, Berlin: Cornelsen, 2015. (Harry Bookshop)
  • Studio [21]. Gesamtband B1 (chapters 1+2). Berlin: Cornelsen, 2015.

These books can be purchased from the Harry Hartog bookstore in the Kambri precinct on campus. Chapters 3-10 of the B1 book will be used in second semester.

Textbooks and audio CDs are in the Chifley Reserve Collection.

  • A dictionary is recommended.
  • Recommended Grammar: Essential grammar of German: with exercises. By Monika Reimann (translated by Wolfgang Winkler). Ismaning: Max Hueber Verlag, 1999. (Chifley Library, Reserve Collection)

The German Studies Program has its own homepage: http://slll.anu.edu.au/students/undergraduate/german-language-and-culture The homepage and its linked websites provide information on courses, academic staff, scholarships, exchange opportunities, the German-speaking community in Canberra, and links to relevant sites such as the “Goethe Institut” and German-speaking newspapers. You will also find a list of relevant links on the course Wattle site.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to the whole class

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Other Information

Language students are reminded that it is prohibited to have assignments proof-read by other persons, e.g. native speakers, prior to submission. Such assistance falls under the definition of “cheating” and will be reported. If you need assistance please contact one of the teaching staff.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Montag: Kurseinführung; Grammatik (GR): Indirekte Fragen; dass-Sätze Dienstag: Freizeitforschung; GR: Verben mit Reflexivpronomen und Präpositionen Mittwoch: Einheit 7: 1. Stadtleben oder Landluft? Donnerstag: Einheit 7: 2. Vom Land in die Stadt; GR: Modalverben im Präteritum
2 Montag: Einheit 7: 2. GR: Vergleiche; 3. Auf Wohnungssuche in Stuttgart Dienstag: Einheit 7: 4. Der Umzug; 5. Die Dorfrocker Mittwoch: Einheit 8: 1. Kulturhauptstädte Europas Donnerstag: Einheit 8: 2. Kulturreise: Eindrücke gestern und heute Thema: 1. Hausaufgabe
3 Montag: Feiertag (kein Unterricht!) Dienstag: Einheit 8: 3. Über Vergangenes sprechen und schreiben; GR: Zeitadverbien Mittwoch: Einheit 8: 3. GR: Regelmäßige Verben im Präteritum; Nebensätze mit als Donnerstag: Einheit 9: 1. Berufe: Ausbildung, Umschulung 1. Hausaufgabe fällig am Dienstag
4 Montag: Einheit 9: 2. Arbeit suchen und finden Dienstag: Einheit 9: 3. Berufswünsche; GR: Sätze verbinden mit denn – weil; Wortbildung Mittwoch: Einheit 9: 4. Höflichkeit am Arbeitsplatz; GR: könnte – hätte. Donnerstag: Wiederholung Einheit 7-9
5 Montag: Test 1: Einheit 7-9 Dienstag: Projekt im Studio Mittwoch: Einheit 10: 1. Feste feiern Donnerstag: Einheit 10: 2. Ein Jahr – viele Feste Test 1: Einheit 7-9 am Montag
6 Montag: Testbesprechung: Einheit 10: 3. Geschenke; GR: Verben mit Dativ- und Akkusativergänzung Dienstag: Einheit 10: 4. Keine Katastrophen, bitte! GR: Bedingungen und Folgen: Nebensätze mit wenn Mittwoch: Einheit 10: 5. Ostern; Einheit 11: 1. Gesichter lesen Donnerstag: Aufsatz im Unterricht Aufsatz im Unterricht am Donnerstag
7 Montag: Feiertag (kein Unterricht!) Dienstag: Einheit 11: 2. Ein deutscher Liebesfilm; GR: Genitiv Mittwoch: Einheit 11: 2. GR: Wechselpräpositionen; Aufsatzbesprechung Donnerstag: Feiertag (kein Unterricht!)
8 Montag: Einheit 11: 3. Mitten im Leben; GR: Relativsätze Dienstag: Projekt im Studio Mittwoch: Einheit 12: 1. Ideen aus D-A-CH Donnerstag: Einheit 12: 2. Erfindungen – wozu?; GR: Nebensätze mit um ... zu, damit
9 Montag: Einheit 12: 3. Schokolade; GR: Passiv Dienstag: Einheit 12: 4. Die süße Seite Österreichs Mittwoch: Wiederholung Einheit 10-12 Donnerstag: Einheit 1: 1. Zeitgefühl – gefühlte Zeit
10 Montag: Test 2 Einheit 10-12 Dienstag: Einheit 1: 2: Wo bleibt die Zeit?; GR: Nebensätze mit während Mittwoch: Einheit 1: 3: Zeitgeschichte Donnerstag: Einheit 1: 3. GR: Präteritum Test 2 Einheit 10-12 am Montag
11 Montag: Testbesprechung; Einheit 1: 5. Nachdenken über Zeit Dienstag: Einheit 2: 1. Alltagsprobleme Mittwoch: Einheit 2: 2. Notfälle Donnerstag: Vorbereitung für die mündliche Prüfung; Einheit 2: 3. Stress im Beruf? Thema: 2. Hausaufgabe
12 Montag: Feiertag (kein Unterricht!) Dienstag: Einheit 2: 4. Gute Ratschläge; GR: Konjunktiv II (Präsens). Übung zur mündlichen Prüfung Mittwoch: Einheit 2: 5. Lachen ist gesund! Übung zur mündlichen Prüfung Donnerstag: Mündliche Prüfungen 2. Hausaufgabe fällig am Dienstag Mündliche Prüfungen am Donnerstag

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Written assignment 1: 250 (chapter 7 - 8) 10 % 06/03/2019 13/03/2019 1, 3, 4
Test 1: listening and reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary (chapter 7 – 9) 10 % 25/03/2019 01/04/2019 1, 2, 3, 4
Written assignment 2 (in class): 250 words (chapter 7 - 11) 10 % 04/04/2019 24/04/2019 1, 3, 4
Test 2: listening and reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary (chapter 7 – 9) 10 % 13/05/2019 20/05/2019 1, 2, 3, 4
Written assignment 3: 250 words (chapter 11 - 12) 10 % 17/05/2019 24/04/2019 1, 3, 4
Oral presentation 15 % 30/05/2019 28/06/2019 1, 3, 4
Final exam (all chapters) 20 % 01/01/2029 01/01/2029 1, 2, 3, 4
Research essay 15 % 01/01/2029 01/01/2029 1, 3, 4, 5

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


Students are expected to attend regularly and to participate actively.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 06/03/2019
Return of Assessment: 13/03/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4

Written assignment 1: 250 (chapter 7 - 8)

250 words

Value: 10%

Estimated return date: approximately one week after the due date

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 25/03/2019
Return of Assessment: 01/04/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Test 1: listening and reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary (chapter 7 – 9)

Paper-based test

listening and reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary

Value: 10%

Estimated return date: approximately one week after the due date

Assessment Task 3

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 04/04/2019
Return of Assessment: 24/04/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4

Written assignment 2 (in class): 250 words (chapter 7 - 11)

250 words

Value: 10%

Estimated return date: approximately one week after the due date

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 13/05/2019
Return of Assessment: 20/05/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Test 2: listening and reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary (chapter 7 – 9)

Paper-based test

listening and reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary

Value: 10%

Estimated return date: approximately one week after the due date

Assessment Task 5

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 17/05/2019
Return of Assessment: 24/04/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4

Written assignment 3: 250 words (chapter 11 - 12)

250 words

Value: 10%

Estimated return date: approximately one week after the due date

Assessment Task 6

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 30/05/2019
Return of Assessment: 28/06/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4

Oral presentation

Value: 15%

The oral presentation will be marked on language, content and presentation

Assessment Task 7

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 01/01/2029
Return of Assessment: 01/01/2029
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Final exam (all chapters)

Value: 20%

listening and reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary, written communication

Assessment Task 8

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 01/01/2029
Return of Assessment: 01/01/2029
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4, 5

Research essay

Value: 15%

1000 words (in English)

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) as submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

In addition to the copy submitted on Wattle please also submit a hard copy for marking. Please give the hard copy to your lecturer in class or put it into her essay box. Paper copies must state name and/or u-number. 

Late Submission

Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

Assignments will be returned in class. If you were unable to collect your assignment in class, please collect it from your lecturer’s office.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Not applicable.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

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