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This is the first of two intermediate German language courses. This course aims at extending vocabulary and grammatical structures which will be used to discuss and write about simple topics in contemporary German and German-speaking culture and society.
This course will work on all four language skill areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students will complete regular grammar and writing assignments, and they will have ample opportunity to speak and listen in the classroom setting. Throughout, we will emphasize building vocabulary and communication skills, which will be used to discuss German cultural and political topics. Students will practice more extensive reading skills by reading a fictional text (Lektüre) during term break.
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 should be able to read intermediate level literature (level A2/B1) and short newspaper articles in German. Students will practice writing intensively and should be able to write a 200 word essay in German about a contemporary topic. The average student will be able to hold a conversation about everyday events and politics in German. Students’ listening comprehension should reach a level where they can understand German television and radio programmes.By learning a foreign language students will develop more understanding of global conditions and will become competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts. This will help the language students to develop knowledge and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
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.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
GRMN152, or20 credits at NCEA Level 3 German, ora placement test. Note: Students with Level 2 NCEA should apply to take an online placement test.
Ursula Burkhardt, Iris Korte-Klimach, Ila Lützenkirchen;
Passwort Deutsch 4
Klett Sprachen GmbH, 2013 (Kurs- und Übungsbuch + CD).
There is a Learn (Moodle) component to this course. Other material, which may be helpful, can be found in the Library Subject Guides
The full Course Outline is available on LEARN (only for students enrolled in this course).
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