- Code GERM2105
- 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 the study of modern German grammar and vocabulary, and training in and reflection on language learning strategies.
The course introduces students to contemporary literature, film and culture in the German language and engages students in the study of topical issues in contemporary German-speaking societies. Furthermore, it provides students with learning opportunities in the area of intercultural communication.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- describe unpredictable situations in German;
- explain the main points in an idea or problem with reasonable precision in German;
- express thoughts in German on abstract or cultural topics represented in German-speaking literature or film;
- read literary texts and relate them to German-speaking culture;
- demonstrate an understanding of current affairs in the German-speaking societies, and to analyse and critique them; and
- demonstrate generic skills, e.g., critical thinking, written and oral communication, research, teamwork.
- Two In-class tests (1 hour each) (30) [LO 1,2,4,6]
- Written assignments (350 words each) (30) [LO 2,3,4,5,6]
- Oral presentation ( 10 minutes) (15) [LO 1,2,3,5,6]
- Oral examination (10 minutes) (15) [LO 1,2,3,5,6]
- Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 42 hours of contact over 12 weeks, including peer-to-peer and tutorial activities, and
b) 88 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Motyl-Mudretzkyj, Irene and Michaela Späinghaus (2011): "Anders gedacht: Text and Context in the German-Speaking World". Kursbuch und Arbeitsbuch. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Students should have an assumed language proficiency equivalent to the successful completion of the continuing level.
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