The development of skills in German language to an intermediate level, building on GERM 132 (continuing the same course book).
This is the third of our communicative German language papers, designed to give you the best possible foundations in the language. You need to have studied some German previously to take this paper. In small peer groups you will enjoy building your language skills in everyday situations, as well as learning to read short German texts. Our teaching methods emphasise student participation in language situations modelled on real life, with the lecturer providing expert guidance on questions of grammar and linguistic structure.
|Paper title||German Language 3|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$868.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- GERM 132 or GERM 102.
If you have previous knowledge of the language you can still enrol in this paper via Special Permission by proceeding with your application process to the Review and Submit page or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
- GERM 111, GERM 113, GERM 231 or any other more advanced German language paper.
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- (i) Cannot be taken by students who have already passed GERM 231. (ii) The prerequisite may be waived for students with an equivalent level of German language.
- Suitable for all students who have completed GERM 132 or who have an appropriate level of German.
- More information link
- View details of the online placement test
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Dr Peter Barton
- Paper Structure
- The paper covers the following topics:
- Basic vocabulary (2800 words)
- Basic grammatical structures (adjectives, simple past tense, future tense, imperative, review of case system)
- German culture (society, music, films)
- Teaching Arrangements
- Four 1-hour lectures per week plus online vocabulary learning supported by Language Perfect.
- Kontakte: A Communicative Approach, 8th. edition textbook (print) and online workbook bundle
- Course outline
- Pleaes contact the Department for a short course outline.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Information literacy, Self-motivation,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Upon successful completion students will have reached the B1 level of the Common European
Framework of Reference for Languages and will be able to:
- Understand the main points of a clearly spoken German conversation
- Understand texts about everyday topics
- Deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in German-speaking countries
- Express personal opinions
- Write letters describing personal experiences and impressions.