- Code GERM6501
- 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
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 They will also conduct a small independent research project expanding on some aspect(s) of the course content.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- engage in very simple communication of predictable content in spoken and written German about topics covered in the course, such as personal details and other topics .
- read and listen for gist in more complex and/or more rapidly spoken German.
- facilitate and reflect on their learning, e. g. by applying language learning strategies and responding to feedback.
- demonstrate an understanding of aspects of life and culture of the German speaking societies, including basic principles of culturally appropriate German language use.
- demonstrate development in some generic skills, e.g., critical thinking, written and oral communication, teamwork.
- conduct a small independent research project expanding on some aspect(s) of the course content.
- Three in-class tests, 50 min each 40% [Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4,5] (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- One writing project, 280 words 10% [Learning Outcomes 1,3,4,5] (10) [LO 1,3,4,5]
- One research essay in English, 1000 words 15% [Learning Outcomes 5,6] (15) [LO 5,6]
- One final examination, 2 hrs 35% [Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4,5] (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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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
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.
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