• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject German
  • Areas of interest Contemporary Europe, Sustainability Science, Sustainable Development
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Wesley Lim
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2024
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This course continues with the development of listening and reading comprehension skills and of oral and written communication in German. This includes an extension of basic German grammar and vocabulary, and training in and reflection on language learning strategies.

The course also focuses on the analysis of short literary and non literary texts - appropriate to the language level - about life and culture in German-speaking societies, and towards the end of the course, students will conduct a small video-based research project. 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:

  1. communicate in written and spoken German on most topics and current events;
  2. analyse the language systematically and reflect on linguistic structures;
  3. read short literary and non-literary texts and relate them to German-speaking cultures;
  4. demonstrate increasing understanding of contemporary issues in the context of German-speaking societies; and
  5. demonstrate increasingly broad expertise in critical thinking by extracting, synthesising and analysing information from a variety of cultural texts and communicating their own reactions, opinions and arguments.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Two In-class tests: listening and reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary (1 hour each) (30) [LO 2,3,4]
  2. 2 written assignments, (250 words each) (30) [LO 1,2,4,5]
  3. Oral examination evaluated on language and content (10 minutes) (15) [LO 1,4,5]
  4. Final video project evaluated on language, content, and presentation (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  5. Preparation and active participation in class) (5) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks, including online/self-directed and tutorial activities, and

b) 82 hours of independent student learning. 

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed GERM2103, or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test, or with permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed any of the following courses: GERM2105, GERM2106, GERM3106, GERM3007, GERM3008.

Prescribed Texts

These will be communicated via the course Wattle site

Assumed Knowledge

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed GERM2103 or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test.


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:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $5280
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
8624 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person N/A

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