• 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
  • Course convener
    • Dr Wesley Lim
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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In this second introductory course students continue to develop basic listening and reading comprehension, as well as oral and written German communication skills, including culturally appropriate language use. The course continues to provide an introduction to basic German grammar and training in language learning strategies.  Students are introduced to further 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 simple communication of predictable content in spoken and written German about topics covered in the course, such as home and travel.
  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 further 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

Four in-class tests, 50 min each (50%) [Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4,5]
Two written assignments, 200 words each (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1,3,4,5]
One in-class oral examination, 10 min (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1,3,4,5]
One final examination, 2 hrs (30%) [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 over 12 weeks: 4 hours of class per week, and
b) 82 hours of independent student learning. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed GERM1021 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 GERM6502.

Prescribed Texts

Kontakte: Textbook and Arbeitsbuch. 8th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2009. A no-frills custom copy, compiled by the Coordinator, is available from the Coop Bookshop. Accompanying audio, video and interactive CD's are available from short loan in the Chifley library.

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have an assumed language proficiency equivalent to the successful completion of GERM1021.

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
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7108 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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