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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 modelled on real life, with the lecturer providing expert guidance on questions of grammar and linguistic structure.
|Paper title||Introductory German 2|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$929.55|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- GERM 101 or GERM 105 or GERM 131
- GERM 102 or GERM 230 or any other more advanced German language paper
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- 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. Please list any qualifications you have gained e.g. NCEA, and years studied, as well as a note of any other exposure to this language. This request together with any documentation you provide or request for the transfer of credit(s) will then be submitted for approval.
- Suitable for all students who have completed GERM 131 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 (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)
- Teaching Arrangements
Four hours of lectures per week plus online vocabulary learning supported by Language Perfect.
Required: Tschiner, E & Nikolai, B. (2017). Kontakte: A Communicative Approach, 8th. edition. McGraw Hill-Education: New York.
- Course outline
- View the course outline for GERM 132
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Cultural understanding, Self-motivation,
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
- Be able to have basic conversations (e.g. asking about someone's job, ordering meals in a restaurant)
- Be able to read short texts and timetables and write simple personal letters and messages