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    Develops practical knowledge of different levels and styles of spoken and written German.

    In GERM 331 you will further extend your knowledge of German by taking part in a range of discussions on current topics of German society. You will join the class' own social networking site to connect to your classmates and relevant online materials. Keeping a personal blog, you will be able to use your German continuously and apply it to your personal interests. Taking GERM 331 will equip you to become a truly independent language learner.

    About this paper

    Paper title Intermediate German 2
    Subject German
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    GERM 114 or GERM 231
    GERM 201 or GERM 334 or any other more advanced German language paper
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    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 for assistance.
    Suitable for students in German who have completed GERM 231 or who have an appropriate level of German.
    Teaching staff

    Convenor: Dr Antonie Alm

    Paper Structure
    The paper covers modules on intercultural communication, everyday communication and topics of general interest. It further includes various grammar points (syntax, negation, passive, relative clauses, genitive prepositions and relative pronouns and prepositional phrases).
    Teaching Arrangements
    The class meets for three lectures per week and has a social networking component. Classes are conducted in German and are based on three text book units, complemented by online materials.

    Friederike Jin & Ute Voß. Grammatik aktiv, Cornelson, 2019.

    Course outline
    A course outline will be provided at the beginning of Semester.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of GERM 331, students will have advanced to level B2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages and will be able to:

    • Understand extended speech and lectures on familiar topics
    • Understand most film dialogue in standard German
    • Take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts
    • Present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to their field of interest
    • Write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to their interests


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 15:00-15:50 9-13, 15-22
    Wednesday 15:00-15:50 9-13, 15-22
    Thursday 15:00-15:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
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