- Code GERM6503
- 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
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- function adequately in predictable communication requirements of a German-speaking environment.
- read easy short literary and non-literary texts and relate them to German-speaking culture.
- demonstrate an understanding of current affairs in the German-speaking societies.
- demonstrate development in some generic skills, e.g., critical thinking, written and oral communication, teamwork.
- conduct a small research project related to German-speaking culture.
- Two in-class tests, 50 min each (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4] (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Three written assignments, 250 words each (30%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4] (30) [LO 1,3,4]
- One research essay in English, 1000 words (15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5] (15) [LO 1,3,4,5]
- Oral examination, 10 min (15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4] (15) [LO 1,3,4]
- Final examination 2.5 hrs (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4] (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 4 hours of class per week, and
b) 82 hours of independent student learning.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeTo enrol in this course you must have successfully completed GERM6502 or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test.
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- 6 units
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