GRMN351-21S1 (D) Semester One 2021 (Distance)

Advanced German Language A

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


This is the first of two advanced German language courses. The course aims at improving the students' all-round knowledge of contemporary German including knowledge of stylistic and regional variation.

Dieser Kurs richtet sich an Studierende, die GERMAN 201/252 bestanden oder anderweitig vergleichbare Kenntnisse des Deutschen erworben haben. Der Unterricht ist kommunikativ ausgelegt und die Unterrichtssprache des Kurses ist Deutsch. Ziel des Kurses ist flüssiges und grammatikalisch korrektes Deutsch auf CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)-Niveau B2.1.

Learning Outcomes

As a student in this course you will acquire advanced skills in all four areas of the language-learning curriculum (reading, writing, speaking and listening). By the end of the course the average student will be able to understand complex interactions, engage in conversations on specified topics with moderate fluency, write using a fairly complex sentence structure and read standard German literature.

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.

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.



GRMN210, GRMN211, GRMN301, GRMN310, GRMN311

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 Rehua 429
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Beatrice Tinsley 111
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 141
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Andi Dorrer


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Hausaufgaben (5) 15% weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
Quizzes (2) 10% weeks 3 & 9
Written tests (2) 40% weeks 6 and 12
Kurzpräsentationen (2) 10% 1 per term
Encyclopaedia articles (2) 5% 1 per term
Essay 20% end of semester

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Perlmann-Balme, Michaela et al; Sicher! Niveau B2.1, Kursbuch und Arbeitsbuch, Lektion 1-6; Hueber Verlag, 2013.

Weitere empfohlene Literatur and Websites
Hilke Dreyer; Richard Schmitt: A Practice Grammar of German, Ismaning: Hueber Verlag 2008.
Martin Durell; A.E. Hammer: Hammer’s German Grammar and Usage, fifth edition, London: Routledge 2013. (Grammatik auf Dt. und Engl.) (Grammatik und Übungen auf Dt.)

Harper Collins German Dictionary German/English, English/German (Collins, 2000)
Oxford German Dictionary: Ger./Eng., Engl./Ger. (Oxford University Press, 2008)


Die Kurswebseite basiert auf der Learning Management Website Learn. Dort finden Sie alle Prüfungsdetails, Kursmaterialien, Grammatikerklärungen und Onlineübungen.

Other material, which may be helpful, can be found in the Library Subject Guides

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,570.00

International fee $7,000.00

* 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 GRMN351 Occurrences

  • GRMN351-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021
  • GRMN351-21S1 (D) Semester One 2021 (Distance)