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GERM334 Advanced German 1

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German written and oral communication skills at an advanced level.

A language paper for advanced learners of German, GERM 334 engages students in a series of discussions on topics of German society, language and culture. Students will develop their oral and written language skills, and their understanding of German contemporary society.

Paper title Advanced German 1
Paper code GERM334
Subject German
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2022 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $929.55
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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GERM 201 or 331
GERM 301, GERM 332 and GERM 335 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 undergraduate students in German who have completed GERM 331 or who have an advanced level of German.
Teaching staff

Convenor: Dr Antonie Alm

Paper Structure
Classes are conducted in German and are based on the textbook 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, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of GERM 334, students will have advanced to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and will be able to

  • Use German in both spoken and written form to discuss topics of current interest
  • Understand specialised articles related to a field of personal interest
  • Understand most TV news and current affair programmes
  • Read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems
  • Take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts
  • Explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options
  • Formulate ideas and opinions and relate their contribution to those of other speakers
  • Write clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects

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Not offered in 2022

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system