GRMN152-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Elementary German Language B

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


A German language course that follows on from GRMN 151, based on the communicative approach.

This course is the second semester of introductory German language.  It assumes a command of basic structures and vocabulary such as that acquired in GRMN151.  In grammatical terms this means a familiarity with the present and perfect tense of verbs, modal verb constructions, the ability to construct sentences with accusative and dative objects, and a familiarity with subordinate sentences with ‘weil’ and ‘wenn’, and two-way prepositions.

Goals of this course
The goal of this course is to provide you with basic knowledge of German language. You will be working on grammar structures and grammar terminology, which will enable you to get a deeper understanding of your native language.

Learning Outcomes

As a student in this course you will acquire skills in all four areas of the language (reading, writing, speaking and listening).  By the end of the course you will be able to understand and participate in German conversations about everyday life.  Your vocabulary will include common topics such as food, travel, health and hygiene, and relationships.  You will be familiar with dialogue patterns in a restaurant, train station, and at the doctor’s surgery; in addition you should be able to talk about events in the past and you should be able to express a range of wishes in an appropriate manner.  Reading is a component of the course, and you will be able to read and understand a variety of German literature such as fairy tales and short stories (easy readers).  You will also practice writing intensively and should be able to describe events in the past and communicate things about their body and their emotions.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


GRMN151, 20 Level 2 NCEA credits, or
placement test.


GRMN115, GRMN106

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Rehua 329
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Rehua 009
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Rehua 103 Project Workshop
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Rehua 429
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 429
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Rehua 429
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Rehua 102
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 103 Project Workshop
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Optional A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 17:00 - 18:00 Psychology - Sociology 210
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct


Andi Dorrer

Contact Person

Andi Dorrer


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Arbeitsblätter (10) 15% Homework assignments due fortnightly on Mondays from week 2
Quizzes on Learn (5) 5%
Quizzes in class (5) 25% Dates to be confirmed
Facebook post 5% Due weeks 2, 3, 5, 7, 9
Written tests (2) 40% Held weeks 6 & 12
Oral test 10% Held week 12

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Tschirner, Erwin P. , Nikolai, Brigitte., Terrell, Tracy D;; Kontakte : a Communicative Approach; 8th edition; McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2009.

All your coursework is available on Learn.

Course links

Library portal
LEARN The full Course Outline is available on LEARN (only for students enrolled in this course).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All GRMN152 Occurrences

  • GRMN152-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021
  • GRMN152-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)