• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject German
  • Areas of interest European Languages, European Studies, Language Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Maureen Gallagher
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2021
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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 an extension of basic German grammar and vocabulary, and training in and reflection on language learning strategies.

Students will be introduced to conduct a small research project focusing on migration from German-speaking countries to Australia.

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:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Communicate in German on most topics and current events and perform and respond to a wide range of language functions, using their most common exponents in a neutral register.
  2. Analyse the language systematically and reflect on linguistic structures.
  3. Read short literary and non-literary texts and relate them to German-speaking culture.
  4. Conduct a small research project on a topic related to current affairs in the German-speaking societies such as education, environment and migration.
  5. Apply  generic skills, e.g. critical thinking, written and oral communication, researching a topic, and teamwork.

Indicative Assessment

Two in-class tests, 50 min each (30%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5]
Two written assignments, 400 words each (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5]
One research essay, 500 words (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4, 5]
Oral examination, 10 min (15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5]
Final examination (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 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 GERM6503. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course. Incompatible with GERM2104.

Assumed Knowledge

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed GERM6503 or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2021 $3630
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5580
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
5463 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person View

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