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This is the second of two intermediate German language courses. This course extends the reading, writing and discussion skills acquired in GRMN251 and places greater emphasis on writing and reading skills, including the reading of short stories.
This course is the second semester and continuation of the intermediate German language course GRMN251. You should have knowledge of intermediate German grammar structures and vocabulary equivalent to A2, European framework. The students will complete regular grammar and writing assignments, there will be ample opportunity to speak and listen in a classroom setting and also online using i.e. Facebook and Instagram. The students are encouraged to read German newspaper articles and a book in German during the term break.In the end of the course the students will have German proficiency equivalent to level B1, Common European framework (CEFR). This is an online course. You will join the on-campus cohort in their regular hours via Zoom. The course has 3 one-hour tutorials per week and it is important that you join for as many as you can, as languages require active engagement to reach the best learning outcome. As an additional option for distance students (who might have chosen this form for its increased flexibility or in case of technical difficulties) the lectures will be recorded and can be viewed in your own time. If you have any questions about the structure of the course, please contact the course coordinator.
As a student in this course you will acquire skills in all four areas of functional literacy, reading, writing, speaking and listening. By the end of the course you will be able to read intermediate level literature (level 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 TV shows and talking books.Students will also develop skills in digital literacy, searching in German on the internet, evaluating German online resources, individually remixing internet information for presenting in class. 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.External ExamsAfter this course you will be able to sit the Goethe Institute exam, level B1.
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.
GRMN251, orplacement test. Note: The course assumes a relatively high level of proficiency in German language. Even well prepared high school students should therefore enrol in GRMN251.
There will be no Textbook for this semester, the students will be provided with all necessarymaterial in the first session of the semester. If you cannot attend the semester, please email thecourse coordinator in advance to obtain the material for the first week.There is a Learn (Moodle) component to this course including additional material: grammar sheets, listening comprehension and Ferienlektüre. 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 $799.00
International fee $3,600.00
* 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.
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Language, Social and Political Sciences