Basic German language. Continuation of GERM131.
By the time you finish GERM 132, the second of our communicative German language papers, your journey into one of the world's most important languages and cultures will have reached an important milestone. You will have mastered a basic vocabulary of around 2000 words, good for around 80% comprehension of everyday situations in a foreign language. Our teaching methods emphasise student participation in language situations modeled on real-life, with the lecturer providing expert guidance on questions of grammar and linguistic structure.
|Paper title||Introductory German 2|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
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- GERM 105 or GERM 131 or GERM 101. You may be able to take this paper without the prerequisite if you can demonstrate the required ability. Use the special permission process to apply to do this; please proceed through the application process to reach the window for Special Permission. This request together with any documentation you provide or request for the transfer of credit(s) will then be submitted for approval.
- GERM 102 or GERM 230 or any other more advanced German language paper
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Teaching staff
- Dr Cecilia Novero
- More information link
further information about GERM 132
View details of the online placement test
- Paper Structure
- The paper covers the following topics:
- Basic vocabulary (2000 words)
- Basic grammatical structures (dative case, two-way prepositions, simple past tense, relative clauses, future tense, adjective endings)
- German-speaking culture (society, music, films)
- Kontakte: A Communicative Approach, 7th. edition Textbook (print) and online workbook bundle
- Teaching Arrangements
- Four one-hour classes a week, online vocabulary learning supported by Language Perfect.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, lifelong learning, communication, information literacy, self-motivation, teamwork. View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Upon successful completion students will have reached the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and you will be able to have basic conversations e.g. asking about someone's job, ordering meals in a restaurant. You will be able to read short texts and timetables and write simple personal letters and messages.
- Suitable for all students who have completed GERM 131 or who have an appropriate level of German.
- Teaching method
- This paper is taught On Campus
- Learning management system
|Weeks: 28-34,36-41||Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs : 11:00-11:50|