- Code GERM1021
- 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
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Maureen Gallagher
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2023
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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.
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;
- 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; and
- demonstrate development in some generic skills, e. g. critical thinking, written and oral communication, teamwork.
- Three in-class tests, 50 min each (40) [LO 2,3,4,5]
- Two writing assignments (in-class) (20) [LO 2,3,5]
- Two oral exams (10 minutes each) (20) [LO 1,4,5]
- Participation (10) [LO 1,4,5]
- Homework (10) [LO 3,4,5]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks, including peer-to-peer, online and tutorial activities, and
b) 82 hours of independent student learning.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Grenzenlos Deutsch: an open-access curriculum for beginning German
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