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    An extension of German written and oral communication skills at an advanced level.

    The most advanced of our language papers, GERM335 is based on current topics of German society. At the completion of GERM335 you will have reached the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and will be able to sit the internationally recognised C1 Goethe-Zertifikat at Otago.

    About this paper

    Paper title Advanced German 2
    Subject German
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    GERM 334
    GERM 301 and GERM 332
    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.

    GERM335 is the follow-on paper for students who have passed GERM334 or who have an advanced level of German. Students who have passed GERM331 are required to apply for Special Permission to enrol in GERM335. Please contact for more details about applying for Special Permissions.

    Teaching staff

    Convenor: Associate Professor Cecilia Novero

    Paper Structure

    Classes are conducted in German and are based on two textbook units, complemented by two novels and online materials.

    Teaching Arrangements
    The class meets three times a week for one hour and has a social networking component.

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

    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 of GERM335, students will have advanced to level C1+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. As proficient users of German they will be able to:

    • Follow extended speech
    • Understand television programmes and films
    • Read factual and literary texts, appreciating distinctions of style
    • Express themselves fluently
    • Formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate their contribution skillfully to those of other speakers
    • Express themselves in clear, well-structured text, expressing points of view at some length


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 29-35, 37-42
    Wednesday 15:00-15:50 29-35, 37-42
    Thursday 15:00-15:50 29-35, 37-42
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